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All That Is (Alfred A. Knopf) By James Salter I came to this book a little biased: Salter is one of my favorite novelists. I would put his 1975 book, Light Years, right up there with The Great Gatsby and the works of Hemingway in the canon of American literature. It approached perfection of form [...]
Sergio Garcia, longtime foil of ’, finally crossed a line yesterday. At the European Tour player of the year event in England, Garcia was asked if he would be having Woods over for dinner at the upcoming U.S. Open. “We’ll be having him ‘round every night,” he responded. “And serving him fried chicken.” To the [...]
The United States Golf Association, together with the R&A, announced today that they will indeed ban the use of anchored strokes in competition, which will affect nearly all of the players who use long putters. To mix sports metaphors, the proverbial ball is now in the court of the PGA Tour and the PGA of [...]
It was somewhere near the end of the island of Manhattan, in the shadow of the new spire of the nearly-completed Freedom Tower, that Captain Frank Crescitelli produced his first belly howl of the day. His 32-foot Regulator fishing boat was one among 40 others of its ilk being tossed about mercilessly in the crisscrossed [...]
The PGA Tour’s economic model is an unusual one in the landscape of American professional sports. It is a model of necessity. The traditional moneymaking setup between a sport and its broadcasters—an annual television rights fee—doesn’t work in golf, mainly because the tournaments, which sprawl over hundreds of acres of varied terrain and take place [...]
Professional golf is a star-driven enterprise. The PGA Tour has been lucky in this regard. Arnold Palmer handed the baton off to Jack Nicklaus. After Nicklaus, players like Greg Norman, Nick Faldo, Nick Price and Fred Couples helped bridge the gap to the next great star,. So who’s got next in the world of [...]
The tour has also come under fire from outside sources, like Congress, mainly because of its nonprofit status.
PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem saved his sport from what could have been its darkest hour through skill and preparation, and by exploiting a smart, though mysterious, business model.
This week the best golfers in the world will tee off at the Championship, the marquee event of the PGA Tour and the richest golf tournament in the world. A few facts and figures for this year’s tournament: This year marks the 40th anniversary of the tournament. It will be the 31st year at the [...]
This week the best golfers in the world will be in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, to play the tournament that was named in their honor—The Championship at TPC Sawgrass, Pete Dye’s inimitable course. The tournament is the PGA Tour’s signature event. Over the years the Tour has tried to position the as the “5th major.” [...]
ESPN The Magazine is turning 15 years old this week. The bi-weekly will celebrate the event with an issue called “Mag 15,” which is simultaneously a retrospective and prospective, with stories on Robert Griffin III, Bryce Harper, Kobe Bryant and Tom Brady. The issue will hit newsstands later this week. The editor in chief of [...]
The released Tim Tebow this morning, putting an end to, well, not much. Tebow had a total of eight passes as a Jet. He completed six of them. He ran for a total of 102 yards. The Jets never really used him. The financials were Tweeted by ’s Rich Cimini this morning. @RichCimini Final Tebow [...]
It’s been said that the NFL Draft is the world’s most expensive cattle auction. That description has never been more fitting than it was last night. This year’s first round was about beef, those big boys upfront who either try to protect the quarterback or try to maim him. This was an A+ first round [...]
Outdoor gear that will actually make you want to get outdoors.
This is it for head coach, Rex Ryan. The 2013 NFL season will be his final exam. If he somehow passes the test and rises to the occasion to lead his team to a winning season, both he and the franchise will be stronger heading into 2014 and beyond. If, as expected, he fails, he’ll [...]
This is a guest post by Chris Santella, author of the recently-released book, Why I Fly Fish: Passionate Anglers on the Pastime’s Appeal and How it Has Shaped Their Lives (Stewart, Tabori & Chang; $19.95). Santella is a regular contributor to the Times and the author of numerous other books on fly fishing, golf and [...]
You remember that former NBA star, Dennis Rodman, traveled to North Korea in February and met with the country’s leader,, right? The two of them took in a basketball game together. Afterwards, Rodman called Kim a “good guy” and “a friend.” The White House was initially not too happy with Rodman’s jaunt, which was [...]
The Oregonian reported today that the, during its own investigation of its football program, found that its football coaches “committed at least one major violation” during recruiting from 2008-2011. The NCAA is still deep into its own investigation of the program. is proposing a self-imposed two probation and the loss of one scholarship for [...]
Adam Scott won the Masters tournament at National, posting a -9 score for the four rounds, then beating Angel Cabrera in a two-hole playoff in the rain. Scott, 32, won an expected check of $1.44 million. The week began with all eyes and ears focused on, the prohibitive favorite going in. With three wins [...]
The best story in the early stages of the 2013 baseball season is, to my mind, the odyssey of catcher, Evan Gattis. Gattis, a very large man at 6’4” and 230 pounds, made the Braves big-league roster this year primarily, it was believed, to keep the seat warm for Brain McCann, the team’s All-Star catcher [...]