Golf’s Fourth Major: The U.S. Open

At what point in golf history did the USGA decide to make the U.S. Open a circus? These days, it seems, the USGA tries to make it more about themselves than about the game of golf. Why does Chambers Bay look like a course from Scotland? Isn’t this the U.S. Open? And why is the […]

Heir Jordan: Predicting Golf’s Unpredictable

Jordan Spieth is not Tiger Woods. He doesn’t need to be. The race for golf’s next big star is on.   Golf’s “Chosen One” – Spieth’s Rise to Stardom It was the year 2010, and Jordan Spieth was about to play his first professional golf tournament. He was an amateur, receiving a sponsors exemption. This […]

Rewriting Sports History

Here’s how winning (or winning more) can change a career. Five athletes who could benefit from rewriting the sports record books.   5. Ken Griffey, Jr. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 13-Time All-Star 1997 AL MVP 10-Time Gold Glove Award Batting average .284 Hits 2,781 Home runs 630 Runs batted in 1,836 When Ken Griffey, Jr. first appeared […]

The Masters: A Tradition Unlike Any Other

Golf’s greatest spectacle reinvigorates golfers worldwide Jim Nantz’s CBS-pitch line of The Masters could not be truer. Augusta National, where the Masters is played, is not just another golf course. It is not just another major championship.  It is golf’s version of football’s Super Bowl or baseball’s Opening Day, all wrapped into one event. For many of us […]