The following is excerpted from Slaying the Tiger: A Year Inside the Ropes on the New PGA Tour.
Beginning tomorrow, ESPN will broadcast the first two rounds of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club, so during tonight’s NBA contest they ran a little promo for it. Unfortunately for ESPN and the Masters, play-by-play man Mike Breen went off-script and imagined a world in which Jeff Van Gundy was calling the…
We like sports babies, so we are quite enamored with pro golfer Scott Stallings's son, Finn, who played in the Par 3 contest with his father at Augusta today. Just lookit how damn cute this sports baby is.
It's called Amen Corner, but today it's been devilish—even for the defending Masters champ.
Wait, what? Nick Faldo was stomping around The Golf Channel this morning basically calling for Tiger Woods's head. He said that Woods should do the "manly thing" and withdraw from the Masters after he improperly took his drop several feet behind where he originally hit his third shot at the 15th yesterday.
The best action at the Masters usually begins sometime tomorrow at around, oh, 4 p.m. Who knew we'd wake up to a fun Saturday morning controversy (thank you, HD TV).
Bob Costas went on The Dan Patrick Show and really quite beautifully torched CBS's Masters coverage for not acknowledging "Augusta's history of racism and sexism." Here's Costas:
Winning after the first round at Augusta National is the boy tied for 46th place: Tianlang Guan, the 14-year-old who as the youngest competitor in a major since 1865 sits just on the cut line at 1-over.
Over the years, Augusta has gone through its share of changes and if you've ever been looking to see all those changes (most of them, anyway) in one place, here you go.
I am a man. I woke up feeling great about myself today, but I didn't know why. Now I totally do!
CBS picks up the action and Jim Nantz heavy breathing shortly. Use this space to talk Tiger, Phil and Freddy. Or whatever else you feel like discussing.
It's a tradition during practice rounds at Augusta to attempt to skip a drive across the pond on the 16th hole, and German pro Martin Kaymer not only achieved that feat, but did it one better by actually holing the shot out. We've been on a mad search for good video of this since hearing about it happening Monday…
My first visit to Augusta National broke the club's dress code with almost criminal negligence: I was wearing basketball shorts, a T-shirt, and was unshaven to boot. Sure, I was on my couch, but I told myself I was stepping… [Kotaku]
Most golf fans, if they're lucky, will get to spend four days in early April at the venerated Augusta National Golf Course, scene of The Masters Tournament. Shannon Yates was on the course, sunup to sundown, for 10 straight library-quiet… [Kotaku]
The owner of the aerial sign company that flew anti-Tiger Woods banners over The Masters says the FAA silenced him with a "bogus" safety inspection. If planes existed when the First Amendment was written, this would totally be in there.
Tiger Woods's return at the Masters is fitting, because it's the mentality at that all-male club that drove him to cheat on his wife with an endless parade of floozies. That's Martha Burk's take on it, anyway.