Golf’s Greats as “Faces in the Crowd”

One of Sports Illustrated's most long-lasting and popular features is its "Faces in the Crowd" section which highlights amateur athletes from across the United States whose accomplishments in given sports are particularly note-worthy. ¬†Over the history of the magazine, many professional golfers have appeared "before they were famous". Here's a look at the write-ups that … Continue reading Golf’s Greats as “Faces in the Crowd”

Iconic Announcer Lundquist to Continue Calling Masters Post- Retirement

If you don't know Verne Lundquist's name, you certainly know his voice if you're a fan of recent or historic golf. It was Lundquist who unspooled the marvelous history in the making as Jack Nicklaus shocked the universe by winning the Masters in 1986 at age 46. It was Lundquist who called the greatest shot … Continue reading Iconic Announcer Lundquist to Continue Calling Masters Post- Retirement

Spieth’s Fourth Year to Set Tone for Career

Much like famous UK resident Harry Potter, the third and fourth years are a big deal for professional golfers. While Potter was off reconnecting with his godfather and winning the Tri-Wizard Tournament in those formative years, some of the world's greatest golfers have forged their steel in years three and four of their career. By … Continue reading Spieth’s Fourth Year to Set Tone for Career

Happy Birthday, Jack! Celebrating The Golden Bear’s 18 Majors

Nineteen times, Jack Nicklaus finished second in a Major. Nine times he finished third. Imagine that he's won half of those second places and a third of the thirds. That would give him an additional 12 Majors, 30 in all, and make Tiger Woods' quest to catch him not even halfway done. Of course, Jack … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Jack! Celebrating The Golden Bear’s 18 Majors