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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 28, 4:30 pm EDT


Let's cut to the chase.


This is the last week for bubble players to book their passage into the top 50 and stamp their passports for Augusta. A lot can happen at the Valero Texas Open or the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco.

By Scott Michaux
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 10:51am

The Masters Tournament is approaching a milestone its stewards have carefully tried to keep at bay for a half century.


When the deadline for inviting top-50 players hits at the conclusion of this week’s events, the tournament field will be on the brink – if not there – of triple figures for only

By Scott Michaux
Friday, March 20, 2015 - 2:35pm

Harris English has been painfully close all year. Matt Every has been painfully far away. Their paths criss-crossed in the opposite direction on Sunday at Bay Hill.


Every ended a long slump with his second consecutive victory at Bay Hill to earn a return trip to Augusta.  Every has been largely

By Scott Michaux
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 3:26pm

Augusta fans tuning into Wednesday night’s NCAA Tournament might recognize the name of a Boise State player – but they won’t recognize his game.


James Webb III played two seasons at Curtis Baptist in Augusta and another at Adelphi Christian in Aiken before following his coach to a prep school in

By Scott Michaux
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 4:10pm

Bubba Watson finally revealed his Champions Dinner menu for his green-jacketed peers.


“We are definitely going to have food,” Watson promised on Monday in a teleconference with Augusta National Golf Club announcing his promotional trip to New York next week on behalf of the Drive, Chip & Putt

By Scott Michaux
Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 8:17pm

South African George Coetzee emerged from a six-way 54-hole hole tie to win the Tshwane Open in Pretoria on Sunday, but the victory merely plops him into the high-60s in the world ranking.

By Scott Michaux
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 2:20pm

DORAL, Fla. – Despite a dislocated shoulder that has slowed his gait and prevented him from playing golf, Arnold Palmer has no intention of missing his appointed tee time at Augusta National next month.


“I’m looking forward to being out on that tee even if I fan it,” said the 85-year-old Palmer

By Scott Michaux
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 11:41am

The horror-show that was the Monday finish at PGA National was survived by 43-year-old Padraig Harrington, who rallied and beat 21-year-old rookie Daniel Berger ina playoff at the Honda Classic to earn a return to the Masters.


As a host of other Ryder Cup veterans fell by the watery wayside on

By Scott Michaux
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 9:56pm

The Florida swing is here. Masters qualifying gets real now.


With only five weeks left before the top-50 deadline and just six PGA Tour events to scare up a qualifying victory, the intensity ratchets up a notch for those on the outside looking in.


A couple of bygone Augusta veterans and former

By Scott Michaux
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 12:43pm

Two years ago after winning at Pebble Beach, Brandt Snedeker was No. 4 in the world and a couple of months from carrying the 54-hole lead into the final round of the Masters Tournament. This week with another win at Pebble Beach, the Vanderbilt grad is just happy to be in the Masters.



By Scott Michaux
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 2:00pm

If there has ever been a greater collective loss in the history of sports, please don’t remind me of it. It’s hard to imagine worse.


In a span of 10 days, the world lost four Hall of Famers – three of them golfers and one a basketball coach.

By Scott Michaux
Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 9:42am

Reposted from Greensboro News & Record, March 13, 1997


Dean Smith and Adolph Rupp are forever bound by Kansas, college basketball and the numbing volume of their coaching accomplishments.


Rupp measures six Final Fours and four national championships in 41 seasons at the Kentucky helm.

By Scott Michaux
Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 9:49am

It was a dogfight down the stretch in Malaysia, but both the winner and loser might have secured Masters berths with the 1-2 finish.


A birdie by India's Anirban Lahiri and a bogey by Austra's Bernd Wiesberger on the 17th hole flipped the match and gave Lahiri his maiden European Tour victory by

By Scott Michaux
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 10:20am

Charlie Sifford was already deep into his 70’s when I first started talking to him – far removed from the bile and hatred that defined his career. Yet every conversation with him followed a pattern of suspicion, gradual acceptance then guarded cooperation.


The racism that dogged the first black

By Scott Michaux