Advanced Copy: Greg Norman defines career by choking at British Open

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(Note to Publisher, please don't release this until after the British Open) Greg Norman, trying the impossible at the British Open, collapsed like a bag of hammers, shooting an 88 (fix this later) and finishing tied for eigth. Still, Norman's achievem… more »

Greg Norman on top of British Open; time for Chris Evert to worry?

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Greg Norman is leading the British Open. Yes, Greg Norman. The 53-year-old has shot two consecutive 70s in brutal conditions at Royal Birkdale to take over the top spot in the race for the Claret Jug. "I don't play much, I don't practice much, but at… more »

As British Open tees off, Donald Trump stays long and loud

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To a point, we all have a Donald Trump in our lives. They are someone that's a little too egotistical, a little too foolish and a little too loud. Of course, the person that comes to mind very likely doesn't have incredible riches and unlimited televisio… more »

Conde Nast kills Golf for Women; will GFW stay alive on the Web?

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Despite an increase in circulation of more than 200,000 in the past decade, publishing powerhouse Conde Nast has shut down Golf for Women magazine. While circulation for the magazine has steadily gained, the magazine had horrific ad sale numbers over… more »

Even John McCain wouldn't hate GCSAA's blog

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Upon learning that Republican Presidential candidate John McCain "hates bloggers" I wasn't too surprised. After all, when was the last time any blogger brought McCain donuts and coffee just the way he likes them. Of course, I too have been a blogger-h… more »

Tiger Woods to miss host duties, but AT&T, makes sure SFC, military personnel get Hi-tech treatment at Congressional

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Coming off another knee surgery, Tiger Woods will miss out on his hosting (and playing) duties at the AT&T National at the Congressional Country Club starting tomorrow. "Flying, unfortunately, swells up my leg pretty good," said Woods, who recent… more »

With Tiger Woods injured, someone else will win FedEx Cup

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When Tiger Woods announced he'd be missing the rest of the 2008 PGA Tour season, I was somewhat bummed. Honestly, no one wants to see a top athlete sidelined due to injury. Ask someone older than 60 about Mickey Mantle and they'll tell you. One thing… more »

Breaking News: Bloomberg columnist uses 1,100 words to say 'golf is not a sport'

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In a first-of-its-kind column, Michael Lewis of Bloomberg News wrote a scathing, 1,100-word essay expressing his radical opinion that golf is not a sport. Journalistic experts have been scouring through archives of all known publications, and are rapi… more »

Tiger Woods: Will his body end up being greatest foe?

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Now that Tiger Woods has completed the epic, win-the-U.S.Open-on-a-bum-knee trick and has had to announced that he'll be done for the season, I think now is a moment for reflection. Now is a moment to quote a great man: This is in no way meant to deni… more »

How in the hell are we supposed to write golf blogs without Tiger Woods?

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Ok, how in the hell do you write golf blogs without Tiger Woods? You realize, of course, it's never been tried. We entered the world of golf blogging with a Tiger Woods already in place. We've never had to live in a golf world without him. And now he's g… more »

Charlie Jones would have loved this U.S. Open

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Lost here amongst the morass of U.S. Open news is the passing of legendary sports announcer Charlie Jones. Known best for his work as a football announcer, Jones was a steady voice behind the mic at many golf tournaments, as well. What will be missed… more » scores $500,000 federal grant!(?)

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When I awoke this morning to the news that received a $500,000 federal grant from the Justice Department, I was ecstatic. Finally, I thought, my salary could break minimum wage (Internet writers' minimum wage that is). Sadly, when I rere… more »

Tiger Woods - the most notorious "Terrorist Fist Jabber" of all time?

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It's time someone put Tiger Woods on the Terrorist Watch List. I'm just kidding, with nearly a million names on the U.S.'s Terrorist Watch list, you just know he's already on it. But probably for good reason, at least if you look at how Fox News talke… more »

They're all gone

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Looking back at my career as a sportswriter, I have confidence that I have some ability. And for this era, I can get plenty of exposure. I've reported for the Boston Globe, Anchorage Daily News, Riverside Press-Enterprise and the Dallas Morning-News amon… more »

Take that Tiger! Justin Timberlake, Tony Romo break 100 at Torrey Pines

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A low-handicapper Wouldn't break 100 at Torrey Pines South, said Tiger Woods. Well, Tony Romo and Justin Timberlake proved him wrong, shooting rounds of 84 and 98, respectively at the course that will hist next week's U.S. Open. Dallas Cowboys quarter… more »