ESPN The Magazine dropped a big feature on Tiger Woods this morning, written by Wright Thompson. It focuses on the three-year period between the death of his father, Earl Woods, in 2006, and the revelation of his rampant infidelity in late 2009, a period of time in which Woods seems to have been extremely lost.
Andrew “Beef” Johnston claimed his first European Tour trophy with a win today at the Spanish Open, and the north Londoner can’t wait to get home from Andalusia so he can see his folks and “get hammered,” as he told press following his victory:
Michael Lorenzo-Vera leads this weekend’s Euro Tour Spanish Open at Valderrama after he eagled the par-5 17th with this outstanding shot. Even more outstanding: the Frenchman’s reaction.
I’m not one of those snot-nosed shits who will say stuff like, “Golf? Bleehhhhhh. Golf is so boooooring!” while doing a sick ollie. I like watching golf! It’s a perfectly pleasant way to pass a Sunday. Having said that, I was riveted by the video above, and now wish golf was always played like this.
Jordan Spieth’s quadruple-bogey at Augusta National’s par-3 12 shocked viewers around the world and cost him the Masters. How could such an incredibly talented golfer melt down like that? We went back into the video to see exactly what happened—and found something bizarre.
Englishman Danny Willett won his first career major at the Masters yesterday, and nobody had more fun watching him do it than his brother P.J. We know this because P.J. has a Twitter account, and he’s not afraid to use it.
Jordan Spieth lost the Masters by three strokes thanks to his collapse on the back nine, which included a quadruple bogey on a par 3. He recovered a bit and hit birdies on 13 and 15, but a bogey on 17 doomed him to a two-way tie for second with Lee Westwood. In the end, it was the worst collapse at the Masters since…
Jordan Spieth had a fairly comfortable lead through most of the final round of the Masters, until he inexplicably blew the first few holes of Augusta’s back nine. After hitting four straight birdies, Spieth bogied on holes 10 and 11. Then he did, well, this on 12, which was a Par 3.
This certainly isn’t something you see very often. Hitting on No. 16, Louis Oosthuizen’s drive found the green—and J.B. Holmes’s ball—before rolling in for a hole-in-one, and almost giving Holmes a “hole-in-one” too.
Holes-in-one for everyone! Moments after Shane Lowry’s eight-iron tee shot found the hole, veteran Davis Love III repeated the trick using a seven-iron. Who needs guys named Spieth or McIlroy?
Wonderfully profane Irishman Shane Lowry may be tied for 42nd place in this final round of the Masters, but he took home a special moment today on the 16th when he became the first in four years to hit a hole-in-one from that tee. He seems pretty excited.
Augusta National is turning the world’s best golfers into muni course hackers before our eyes. Here are the tournament leaders both playing the carom off the par-3 fourth hole seating section, bumper bowling-style.
You know that sickly feeling you get you’re watching a particularly violent scene in a horror movie that just goes on for way too long? That’s how watching Ernie Els seven-putt his way to a sextuple bogey on the first hole of the Masters will make you feel.
The following is excerpted from the New York Times bestseller Slaying the Tiger: A Year Inside the Ropes on the PGA Tour. The paperback version was released this week, and is available here.
Tiger Woods will be absent from Augusta National again as the four-time winner is simply too injured to compete, he announced tonight on his website. Let’s remember better times for Tiger:
In attempt to teach you what real pain is, Golf Digest decided to let Jim Nantz go Kerouac on everyone’s ass. You should never expose yourself to Jim Nantz’s stream-of-consciousness musings, but I would like to briefly draw your attention to his deeply disturbing anecdote about toast:
Rory McIlroy had a mediocre turn at this weekend’s Arnold Palmer Invitational—finishing in a tie for 25th place—but he closed his Sunday with an incredible long-range putt for birdie on the par-4 18th at Bay Hill. The Northern Irishman changed his putting approach earlier this month, and it might just work out for the…
Here’s a good thing to keep in mind if you ever find yourself fawning over a wild animal.
Tiger Woods just opened a new golf course in Montgomery, Tex., and he played the course’s inaugural round with some kids. One of those kids was 11-year-old Taylor Crozier, who stepped up the first tee and dropped in an ace.
Golf is, allegedly, a gentleman’s game. Some may make the argument that thinly veiled ass is gentlemanly, and I’m in no position to debate them, especially considering that Gary Woodland’s trousers were white. Is showing your butt (but just a little bit) more noble than getting your pants all muddy?