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Monday, August 31, 2015 - 12:41pm

 

I'd really rather not talk about last season. It devolved into a predicting disaster after pretty much nailing everything the first half of the season. Somewhere along the way, the SEC West fell apart and the SEC East salavaged the conferences reputation in otherwise meaningless bowl games.

 

By Scott Michaux
Monday, August 24, 2015 - 5:37pm

Near the end of May, I spent 35 minutes talking on the phone with Davis Love III. He was en route to his rehab session for recent foot surgery -- the kind of thing that keeps coming up for those of us who've crossed the threshold into senior tour eligibility.

By Scott Michaux
Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 11:19pm

Augusta National will welcome back an old friend in 2016.

 

Georgia native Davis Love III earned his 20th Masters start with his victory in the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C. It will be Love's first Masters start since 2011 and only his second since 2007, when he finished tied for 27th.

By Scott Michaux
Monday, August 17, 2015 - 8:04pm

It was arguably the perfect finish to punctuate the major golf season.

 

Jason Day playing with heart and emotion that came spilling out in tears all over the 18th green.

 

Jordan Spieth being his usual relentless self in pursuit and gracious in defeat while acquiring the world No.

By Scott Michaux
Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 10:57pm

How the first-time qualifiers made it to the 2016 Masters Tournament.

 

Troy Merritt, USA

AGE: 29

RANKING:  Jumped from No. 180 to about 95th in OWGR after winning at RTJ Golf Club.

HOW HE GOT THERE: Merritt shot 14-under par (61-67) on the weekend to surge to a three-stroke victory over Rickie

By Scott Michaux
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 12:28pm

UPDATED: First published Aug. 15, 2012. Amended to reflect current rankings.

 

Golf will return to the Olympics in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but if the men’s field were filled today based on the International Golf Federation’s current plan it would exclude 60 percent of the world’s top 50

By Scott Michaux
Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 10:48am

How the first-time qualifiers made it to the 2016 Masters Tournament.

 

Troy Merritt, USA

AGE: 29

RANKING:  Jumped from No. 180 to about 95th in OWGR after winning at RTJ Golf Club.

HOW HE GOT THERE: Merritt shot 14-under par (61-67) on the weekend to surge to a three-stroke victory over Rickie

By Scott Michaux
Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 9:35pm

John Derr was 95 years old in 2013 when Ron Green Jr. of the Charlotte Observer and I sat down with him in the library named after him at Mid South Golf Club in Pinehurst.

 

Derr was in his element holding court and telling the well-rehearsed stories of his remarkable lifetime in journalism. Few

By Scott Michaux
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 1:07pm

A Major League Baseball game set a record Wednesday night by playing in front of zero fans. It’s a shame it came to that.

 

A major boxing event will take place Saturday night in front of what is expected to be the largest pay-per-view audience in history. In my book, that’s a much bigger shame.

 

By Scott Michaux
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 7:06pm

GRANITEVILLE – Rory McIlroy was back in the Augusta area on Friday, more relaxed with a clearer head and fresher perspective on the events two weeks ago that left him still searching for the culmination of his career slam at the Masters Tournament.

 

Fifteen miles from Augusta National Golf Club,

By Scott Michaux
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 3:38pm

It was a Masters performance few saw coming – wildly spectacular beyond anyone’s expectations.

 

Not Jordan Spieth. You could sense his green jacket moment hurtling towards us from a year away.

 

I’m talking Tiger Woods. As T17s go, his was both wild and spectacular.

 

Woods arrived at Augusta

By Scott Michaux
Friday, April 3, 2015 - 5:40pm

Ready or not, here he comes.

 

At 3:20 p.m. on Friday after his second pre-Masters scouting trip to Augusta in four days, Tiger Woods officially decided to play in next week’s Masters Tournament.

 

“I’m playing in the Masters,” Woods announced on his website.

By Scott Michaux
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 8:09pm

Tiger Woods came to Augusta on Tuesday on an exploratory mission. Now we’ll see if the rehearsal was good enough to warrant an official return engagement next week.

 

Woods’ Gulfstream G5 was parked in front of the terminal for private aircraft at Augusta Regional Airport on Tuesday morning and

By Scott Michaux
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 11:37am

Tiger Watch has become another Masters tradition unlike any other.

 

What used to be a exercise in following HOW Tiger Woods played, however, has devolved into monitoring IF he’ll play.

 

For the second consecutive year, April approaches with no word on whether or not Woods will compete in the

By Scott Michaux
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 9:40am

UPDATED March 29, 4:30 am EDT

 

That's it. Nobody new made it. And Paul Casey survived inside the bubble.

 

This was the last week for bubble players to book their passage into the top 50 and stamp their passports for Augusta.

By Scott Michaux

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