If Rory McIlroy Wins British Open, His Dad Will Win 10-Year-Old Bet

This story has been out there for a while, but this is the last chance for McIlroy to make his dad some easy money. In 2004, when Rory McIlroy was 15, his dad and some of his buddies bet 400 British pounds, the equivalent of $171 U.S. dollars each, that McIlroy would win the British Open before he turned 26, at 500-1… » 7/19/14 6:02pm 7/19/14 6:02pm

John Daly At The British Open: A Gallery

There are many great pictures available of John Daly. This, from Friday action at the British Open, is one of them. There's a lot going on: the half-smoked cig, the bleached-blonde mullet, the jack and coke in the Dallas Cowboys travel cup, it's almost enough—amazingly—to distract from those pants. But don't sleep on… » 7/19/14 11:07am 7/19/14 11:07am

Phil Mickelson Had One Of The All-Time Great Comebacks

"I'm playing the best I've ever played," Phil Mickelson said after winning his first Claret Jug, and maybe that's true, maybe it was a back nine, or a weekend, or a season of especially inspired golf. But Mickelson's run—four birdies on the final six holes, as the rest of the leaderboard stumbled trying to keep his… » 7/22/13 9:14am 7/22/13 9:14am

Tiger's Errant Drive At 11 Today Created A Thundering Herd Of Freaks

A haphazard day for Tiger Woods continued at the par-five 11 this morning as his tee shot went well to the right, landing behind the gallery and creating a stampede of idiots desperate to get a glimpse of Tiger's golf ball. Our favorite is backpack guy, but there's plenty of gems to pick out in slow motion. [ESPN] » 7/22/12 12:21pm 7/22/12 12:21pm

Rory McIlroy "Nearly Decapitates" Spectator With Errant Drive At 15th…

Rory McIlroy's wacky season (claiming the #1 ranking, but missing the U.S. Open cut) continued today at Royal Lytham and St. Annes as he crept his way onto the leaderboard only to find his drive at the par four 15th go far to the right, drilling a spectator in the skull. (Never a publication to engage in hyperbole,… » 7/19/12 1:39pm 7/19/12 1:39pm