Archives for: October 2007

Tiger Woods gets sampled as The Daily Show colors immigration issue

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In a look at immigration on The Daily Show, correspondent John Hodgeman decides to make things easier for people to identify peoples' ethnicity in the U.S. via a simple method - using paint samples, something the modern ethnographer should never be witho… more »

A million, including Phil Mickelson, flee So. Cal fires; how to help

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As wildfires still rage uncontrollably throughout Southern California, the news that Phil Mickelson's family was one of hundreds of thousands forced to evacuate due to the rampaging blaze helped to put a face on the tragedy. As of this writing, nearly on… more »

Here's your chance to buy St. Andrews

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Always dreamed of playing a round at legendary St. Andrews but have never been able to afford it? Well, now is your chance to actually own part of it. Yes, soon you can buy hunks of sod from St. Andrews on eBay. Of course, it's St. Andrews Golf Cou… more »

2008 Natalie Gulbis calendar promises to be truly shocking

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Coming off her best season as a pro which saw her take home her first career LPGA Tour victory, Natalie Gulbis promises to blow the minds of all golf fans with her upcoming 2008 calendar. Here's a look at one of the shots from the calendar, via… more »

The phenomenon is over - Michelle Wie, 18, shoots 79 at Samsung World Championship

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For a girl who just celebrated her 18th birthday, Michelle Wie's career now reads like a long-running saga. And that saga sagged even further as Wie shot a first-round 79 at the Samsung World Championship, leaving her dead last in the field of 20. Whi… more »

Gary Player snubbed by Mandela over Myanmar ties - should human rights matter to golf course designers?

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An interesting development from South Africa. It seems Nelson Mandela has withdrawn an invitation to Gary Player to host a charity fundraising tournament in Mandela's name due to Player's business ties in Myanmar. According to The Guardian, Mandela has r… more »

Dear Tim Finchem, please conjure up a PGA Tour golf playoff for the Fall

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Looking back, I now realize a simple truth: I was overly critical of the FedEx Cup playoffs. I must say, I regret making statements like: "Wow, the FedEx Cup sure is contrived nonsense." Or: "If you like contrived nonsense, you'll love the FedEx… more »