The following is excerpted from Slaying the Tiger: A Year Inside the Ropes on the New PGA Tour.
21-year-old Jordan Spieth smashed Masters tournament records en route to his first major championship, shooting a 70 on the final day to finish 18 under par for the tournament. Spieth is only the fifth competitor to ever lead the Masters wire-to-wire.
Tiger Woods’s post-tournament interview on CBS featured one surprising revelation: that the four-time Masters champ dislocated his wrist after catching his club on a root early in the day, leading to “a bone popping out” but that “I put it back in.”
How much less enjoyable would it be to watch this clip of Phil Mickelson going to 12-under for the Masters and drawing even closer to tournament leader Jordan Spieth without the presence of CBS’s Verne Lundquist? Without Verne, it’s just a girthy man pumping his fists in the air.
Tiger Woods has actually been playing pretty decently at this year's Masters, but a rotten tee shot on today's par-5 13th left him dropping the old reliable "oh my fucking God" again. We'd say the same thing if, you know, we just hurled a club like that.
Henrik Stenson carded a six at Augusta National’s 15th during today’s second round of the Masters, thanks to a series of unfortunate events that included ricocheting a shot off the trunk of a tree. It so infuriated the Swede that he took his rage out on the responsible club.
Of all the things you expect to hear during the hours upon hours of televised Masters coverage, a story about Arnold Palmer taking a shit on a green during a tournament in Japan is not one of them. Thanks to Gary Player and Golf Channel, you can do exactly that.
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…
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…
Dude, Chinaman is not the preferred nomenclature.
It's called Amen Corner, but today it's been devilish—even for the defending Masters champ.
It was a performance that earned subtle Happy Gilmore Tin Cup references.
Golf Channel analyst and three-time Masters champ Nick Faldo crushed Tiger Woods this morning, claiming Woods made no attempt to obey the rules of golf and that he deserved disqualification—then pleading with Tiger to "do the manly thing" and retire from the tournament.
Tiger Woods will begin Round 3 of the Masters five strokes behind the leader after tournament officials elected to punish him with a two stroke penalty for taking an illegal drop at 15 Friday after this disastrous turn of bad luck.
Tiger bogeyed 18 to further ruin what had been a good day until the back nine. Here's his isolated audio F-bombs.
Tiger Woods's career is full of miraculous shots (16th at the Memorial, anyone?) but his seemingly perfect third stroke at Augusta National's 15th ended in disaster.
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:
Where's Waldo at the Masters? Someone's inserted Waldo into shots from Augusta, and you'd better believe we spent way too long trying to find him in every single one. [Tumblr]
Earlier today, Fox Sports's Jason Whitlock told Twitter that he wasn't covering this year's Masters. His reasoning was unexpected.