Archives for: April 2008

The Global Anti-Golf Movement: Golf's ultimate enemy celebrates 15 years of having a Manifesto

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There has been a war going on right under your noses. For 15 years now, golf has been under a sustained attack. Not a very effective attack, mind you, but an attack, nonetheless. Brought to my attention by reader-golfer-warrior King Robert of Shankalo… more »

Florida golf ball diver survives Alligator mating attack

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When Tampa, Fla., golf-ball diver Dwight Monreal woke up on Saturday morning, little did he know his day would include a brief and savage romantic interlude with an alligator. But, then again, who really prepares for that as well as they should. It wa… more »

Laughlin River Run: Renegade bikers swarm old folks' haven

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Despite a growing dedication to golf, the Colorado River and impressive hotel casinos, Laughlin, Nevada still tends to be overlooked in favor of nearby Las Vegas or Arizona golf destinations. This weekend, however, Laughlin - best known as place where… more »

If Danica Patrick can win in the IRL, a woman can win on the PGA Tour

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By winning the Indy Japan 300, Danica Patrick has just smashed through a wall for women. The first female driver to win in Indy Racing League history, Patrick has shown that women can not only compete with men at that level, but beat them. Which is wh… more »

Exclusive Tiger Woods interview by Stephanopoulus, Gibson coming to ABC News

5 feedbacks » has received a transcript of an upcoming interview on ABC News titled "Tiger Woods: The Greatest Golfer in History?" hosted by Charles Gibson and George Stephanopoulus. Here are some highlights. Stephanopoulus: Tiger, you recently underw… more »

Tiger Woods has knee surgery; will be out at least a month

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Tiger Woods underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Tuesday to repair damaged cartilage. It is the second operation Woods has gone through on his left knee in five years. The surgery was announced on Woods' Web site, and comes just two days fo… more »

Tiger Woods officially in slump following Masters fizzle

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It wasn't long ago that I'd have bet 10 euros (US$14,555) that Tiger Woods would go undefeated in 2008. Then March came and it all went to heck. Simply put, the last month has been one of disappointment for Woods: He lost at the CA-Championsh… more »

Trevor Immelman - the first South African to win the Masters in the post-apartheid era

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Congratulations are in order for Trevor Immelman, the first South African to win the Masters since Gary Player pulled the feat in 1978. It's also the first Masters win for a South African since apartheid ended in the early 1990s, for what it's worth.… more »

Tiger Woods at the Masters: No, he can't come from behind ... Immelman's jacket being measured

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With a few holes left to play yet, something has become perfectly clear: Tiger Woods was a huge disappointment. Unable to make anything resembling a charge, Trevor Immelman has put things on cruise control and will win the 2008 Masters, possibly by as mu… more »

The Masters: Will Tiger Woods end the "he can't play from behind" stigma?

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That Tiger Woods is the greatest golfer of this era goes without saying. But even the best has his flaws. Today, as the final round of the Masters unfolds, the golf world will see if he can put a dent into what many consider his biggest flaw - that he is… more »

Kids Day at Augusta National: Where little boys can dream and little girls better not get any ideas

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This week, Augusta National began its junior patronage program, allowing children to come in to the hallowed club to watch Masters action for Kids Day. Masters opens itself to junior patrons AUGUSTA, Ga. — Everything was gray at the beginning of… more »

The Masters: Will an American Idol emerge, or will Green Jacket travel abroad?

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With Round Three of the Masters in the books, golf fans have to be pleased. South African Trevor Immelman takes a two-shot lead into the final round over Brandt Snedeker, with whom he'll play with Round Four. Tiger Woods did nothing to disappoint in h… more »

Gary Player at the Masters: "The closest to Ben Hogan's swing is Trevor Immelman"

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In 2008, it seems Gary Player is on his best behavior following a controversial run which saw him tell the press that he knew of golfers that used steroids, while taking heat for his involvement with a golf course in Myanmar. At the Masters, however,… more »

Will Masters explode into an orgy of Flesch? Or will radical lefty overthrow Augusta?

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About 30 years ago or so, this pundit picked Steve Flesch to win the PGA Championship. The reasons were simple - looking for an underdog, Flesch had been playing well, he seems like a great guy, and his name is "Flesch." It was like the perfect storm for… more »

Flight Information: American Airlines cancels your flight

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If you're flying American Airlines this weekend, I have two words for you - good luck. "More pain for travelers - American grounds 595 flights" NEW YORK ( -- The chaos facing air travelers continued Friday as American Airlines grounded… more »