| Jun 11, 2014
Since Curtis Strange repeated as U.S. Open champion 25 years ago, the first to do so since Ben Hogan in 1951, many of golf's elite have attempted to join their company. Tiger Woods, Hale Irwin, Ernie Els and Payne Stewart headline the 18-strong group,...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 7:39 PM
The most interesting man in the world may not be that guy in the TV beer ads. It may be Phil Mickelson.
Even though he is instantly identifiable in the world of sports merely as "Phil," he is certainly not just plain Phil.
There is nothing plain about...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 5:02 PM
The United States Golf Assn. has taken its annual exercise in sadism to new heights. This year, it will torture both genders of tour players at the same place.
It all begins Thursday, with the first round of the 72-hole U.S. Open for men. Next week,...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:15 PM
PINEHURST, N.C. -- Rickie Fowler was only 10 when Payne Stewart won the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 in 1999. Stewart died in a freak plane crash four months later and his championship has been given extra celebration at Pinehurst since.
| Oct 17, 2013
Another week, another Duck Dynasty recap of an episode with a Si pun in the title. Between that and the Si-cology book that's out now, are we running low on these? Yeah, I doubt it, too. We start at a junkyard, where Willie and Korie are walking with John...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Teeing off on the final hole at the U.S. Open, Justin Rose figured he needed par to seal a victory.
The direction and trajectory of his shot looked good, but not until he walked up the fairway did Rose see that his ball had landed right beside a...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 8:36 PM
Hot-tea concessions and an on-site betting parlor. Waterproof fans and riveting competition. A bagpipe’s hymn and a bishop’s prayer.
Ten years ago this month, courtesy of my gracious editors, I chronicled one of sport’s grandest events:...
| Jun 14, 2012
First-time major champions are the rule in golf these days. The last three U.S. Opens, British Opens and PGAs, and last two Masters have welcomed new members to the club.
Curtis Strange suspects more of the same to transpire at this week'sU.S. Open,...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 1:14 PM
WEST, Texas — The two-tone brown Ford F-150 careens into the downtown parking space and out jumps Tommy Muska, a mayor on the move.
Wearing a baseball cap, green long-sleeved shirt and bluejeans, his face ruddy from a life under the central Texas...
| Sep 29, 2011
Lady Gaga, Kid Rock, Victoria Beckham and LL Cool J are among the hat-wearing celebrities named to the Headwear Hall of Fame for 2012 by the Headwear Assn. trade organization....
| Jun 7, 2009
My Father's Tears
And Other Stories
Alfred A. Knopf: 292 pp., $25.95
And Other Poems
Alfred A. Knopf: 98 pp., $25
Of course he was going to write until the end.
Several million words, 60-plus books. No American of...