A 17-year long Irish Wake: The Birth, Rise, and End of a Summer Golf…

The golf course exists as a place reserved for relaxation and a step away from the workaday problems from which we all suffer. There should never be anything more violent than a club striking a Titleist, excepting perhaps the thrown club, the kicked ball, or the well-timed explosive curse. The course is where we go to… » 4/17/14 1:09pm Yesterday 1:09pm

Bubba Watson Went To Waffle House To Celebrate His Masters Win

Bubba Watson, everyone's favorite Southern chillbro golfer, won his second Masters in three years yesterday, and he celebrated the achievement exactly as you would expect him to. After claiming his second green jacket, Watson and his crew made a late-night Waffle House run, because Waffle House is a place for… » 4/14/14 9:48am Monday 9:48am

Luke Donald Was Ratted Out By Masters Spectators

Englishman Luke Donald had a rough first round at the Masters, carding a 77 even before being notified of a two-stroke penalty for a bunker shot on nine. It seems Donald grounded his club with the ball still in the sand, and nobody would have noticed—if not for a couple of eagle-eyed fans who tattled on him, almost by… » 4/11/14 2:01pm 4/11/14 2:01pm

At Least The Tiger Woods Bullshit Machine Is As Healthy As Ever

So Tiger Woods backed out of the Masters this week after having a microdiscectomy operation on his spine. And, in accordance with how Tiger Woods conducts business, a gangbang of faceless agents and marketers came together on his behalf and posted a formal statement on his website about the withdrawal, which included… » 4/02/14 2:36pm 4/02/14 2:36pm

The Masters Its Ownself

Dan Jenkins's His Ownself: A Semi-Memoir was published last week, which is as good an excuse as any to go spelunking through the back pages of one of our finest and funniest sportswriters. Here's a classic from the April 1985 issue of Golf Digest, anthologized in Jenkins's Fairways and Greens. Reprinted here with… » 3/12/14 3:19pm 3/12/14 3:19pm