Masters coverage: Of networks, pundits, kneepads and chapstick. I watched final round coverage of the Masters today and in case you didn’t hear yet, Jordan Spieth was transcendent. There was a problem, […]
Even high jumpers get the yips
The yips plague athletes in many sports, and even musicians. Hopefully sports psychologists can find a cure. Golfers know all about “the yips.” If they’ve never experienced it themselves, they’ve probably played […]
SportCenter’s guide to golf coverage: all things Tiger, all the motherfucking time
ESPN isn’t a division of TMZ, but some days they might as well be. I was just watching SportsCenter as I ate dinner. After telling us the good news and the bad […]
Hank Haney's 'The Big Miss' is just that: Nothing new about Tiger Woods
by Chip Ainsworth A good nonfiction sports book is hard to find because most authors tend to put athletes on a pedestal. There are exceptions, such as Robert Creamer’s biography of Babe […]
Donald Trump threatens Scotland; Scotland yawns
You know The Donald™. He likes to be, well, public. So when he wanted to build a fancy new golf course and super-duper resort in Scotland a couple of years ago, he […]
Nota Bene #119: Think! It Ain't Illegal Yet
“My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #117: Wake Up!
“Hollywood is so crooked that Mafia gangsters are entirely outclassed and don’t stand a chance. People in Hollywood are smarter. They have more sophisticated knowledge of money and deals and how to […]
The eye of the Tiger: does Woods have to choose between being a great golfer and a good human being?
Tiger Woods wrapped up the 2010 Open Championship at St. Andrews tied for 23rd and 13 strokes off the pace, “his worst finish at a major in which he completed 72 holes […]
Nota Bene #112: GOOOLLLLLLLL
“Freedom of any kind is the worst for creativity.” Who said it?
This is not about Tiger Woods. It's about Billy Payne. And Augusta National. And sexism. And racism.
You may have caught the story last week. Augusta National Chairman Billy Payne stomped the balls off Tiger Woods for … well, if you need to be told what for, then you […]