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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 11:07am

Walking away prematurely from the 2013 British Open at Muirfield, Rory McIlroy was about a million miles away from ever hoisting a claret jug.


“Brain dead” was the self-described term McIlroy used for the state of his game a year ago after missing the cut in the Open for the first time.


By Scott Michaux
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 7:31pm


PINEHURST, N.C. – The first impressions from Lucy Li’s U.S. Women’s Open “peers” was pretty much summed up by two-time champion Meg Mallon when she saw the youngest qualifier in championship history on the practice range.


“I expected an 11-year-old and found a 9-year-old,” Mallon said.


It a

By Scott Michaux
Monday, June 16, 2014 - 5:32pm


PINEHURST, N.C. – The chapel bells played “Faith of Our Fathers” on Sunday as the leaders teed off in the U.S. Open. The regular tolling hymns and periodic train whistles are part of the magic that leaks into the soul of anyone who visits the charming village in the Carolina sandhills.


As the

By Scott Michaux
Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 9:49pm

PINEHURST, N.C. – There was much point-missing going on at the U.S. Open – even more than usual.


There were the folks like Donald Trump who saw brown patches and scruffy waste areas on their HD televisions and decried Pinehurst No. 2 as ugly and unworthy of holding a major championship.

By Scott Michaux
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 9:43am

PINEHURST, N.C. — After a month of mostly changing diapers, Patrick Reed is ready to take on his first U.S. Open.


“The game is really close and I’m sure by Thursday all the rust will be off and we’ll be ready to go.” the former Augusta State star said Monday.


Life on the golf course hasn’t

By Scott Michaux
Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 10:28am

There’s a Pinehurst story of success that many people have already drafted in their heads. It involves a guy in his mid-40s fulfilling his career ambitions by hoisting a U.S. Open trophy next week.


It would be inspiring stuff if Phil Mickelson can complete his career grand slam by capturing the

By Scott Michaux
Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 10:15am

Jason Millard, a young pro from Murfreesboro, Tenn., has been disqualified from the 2014 U.S. Open Championship on Saturday after reporting a self-imposed penalty in sectional qualifying.


“We commend Jason for bringing this matter to our attention,” said Daniel B.

From reports
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 3:44pm

The 2014 Masters Tournament was not a keeper. Clearly the audience agreed.


While Bubba Watson was obviously the most dominant player in the field and earned his second green jacket, the drama that defines the Masters was conspicuously absent.

By Scott Michaux
Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 4:42pm

Because this is my webpage and I can put whatever I like on it.


I like this very much.


GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Coach Tony Bennett climbed up to the rim, gave the net a final snip and twirled and raised it toward all those Virginia fans.


Savor it, Cavaliers.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 9:59pm

Adam Scott says he has finalized his Australian-themed menu for the Champions Dinner, but the reigning Masters champion wasn't ready to reveal all of it just yet.


But he did offer a couple of clues.


"My mom's dessert's on there," Scott said after practising his putting on Tuesday before at PGA

By Scott Michaux
Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 12:54pm

After nearly 60 years, the late Dwight D. Eisenhower appealed to a higher authority and finally got his wish.


Mother Nature did what original club chairman Clifford Roberts refused to do and tore down the most famous pine at Augusta National Golf Club -- the Eisenhower Tree.


Masters Tournament

By Scott Michaux
Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 7:32pm

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is finally whole, and Ray Guy’s legacy is complete.


Saturday’s long overdue election of Guy to the 2014 Hall of Fame class rights a long-standing blemish on the Canton, Ohio, institution.

By Scott Michaux
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 2:19pm

Augusta National Golf Club’s global growth initiatives are spreading as quickly as kudzu.


With the 5-year-old Asian-Pacific Amateur already producing banner headline stars, the club will partner with the R&A and the USGA to bring the model to Latin America – which for the purposes of this new

By Scott Michaux
Friday, January 10, 2014 - 4:45pm

BRIDPORT, Tasmania – If the quality of the golf experience is proportional to the effort if takes to get there, Barnbougle is at the top of the destination golf food chain.


Or perhaps the bottom, since Tasmania is south of Down Under.


Barnbougle Dunes and its younger sister course, Lost Farm,

By Scott Michaux
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 12:39pm

The BCS certainly went out with a bang.


Florida State finally stopped Auburn’s run of luck in the last staged title game.


Clemson avenged its Orange Bowl demons.


Oklahoma pulled out all the strings to flummox Alabama in the Sugar.


Michigan State proved defense still exists against Stanford

By Scott Michaux