April 7, 2016 |
AUGUSTA, Ga. - They eulogized Tiger Woods on Tuesday. With fond remembrances and wistful words, they gently laid his legend to rest. It was fitting that the ceremony for the passing of his golfing life would be held here, because here is where began for Tiger. In 1997, he set the Masters record at 18-under, and that forever changed the game. In an effort to Tiger-proof the sport, courses got longer, fairways narrower, and greens faster. When that backfired, everyone got fitter.
September 3, 2015 |
DORIS JEAN ADAMS Scott loved learning. Beyond her high school diploma, she never earned another scholastic degree, but the information she accumulated by taking college courses and doing her own extensive research gave her the learning a doctoral candidate might envy. A slight exaggeration perhaps, but Doris had an insatiable need to learn all she could about a vast variety of subjects. And she was always willing to share her knowledge. If you ever wondered about a piece of local history or genealogy or whatever happened to so-and-so, Doris would be ready.
July 20, 2015 |
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - In 2011, a 21-year-old Rory McIlroy had the 63-hole lead at the Masters before barfing on the final nine. Two months later, he won the U.S. Open by eight shots to get his first major title. He, of course, has since added three more. Last month, 31-year-old Dustin Johnson, who probably should have a few majors already, lost the U.S. Open by three-putting the final hole from 15 feet. Now, one of the game's longest hitters is trying to finally nab that elusive first major on his very next try, at golf's oldest major.
June 27, 2015 |
There are many ways to consume Jason Schwartzman's new movie, The Overnight , opening Friday at the Ritz Five. Watching it in a public place where others can happen by - say, an office right before you are set to interview star Schwartzman - is not the best way to experience the surprisingly sweet sex romp about considerably more than sex. "I know that feeling," Schwartzman said. "I was on an airplane, and I was in between two people. The woman on my left was really old. I was watching some movie, and it had a crazy sex scene.
June 1, 2015 |
Enough with Captain America and Thor and Iron Man and Ultron. Enough with mall cops. Enough with Fury Road and the Furious crew, and enough with "The Rock. " (Although San Andreas , Dwayne Johnson's mega-temblor pic, definitely rocks.) Summer doesn't have to be the exclusive domain of comic-book superheroes, mutants of the post-apocalypse, disaster epics, effects-driven spectacles, and Melissa McCarthy turning into a spy. If you're looking for an antidote - many, in fact - to the bloat and bluster of the studios' summer lineup, alternatives are coming to theaters (and other viewing platforms)
June 16, 2014 |
THE MEEK might inherit the Earth, but the meek won't win this U.S. Open. Watered greens Wednesday night and a half-inch of rain Thursday night helped Martin Kaymer stand at 10-under after two rounds, an Open record and six better than second-place Brendan Todd. Only 13 golfers were within nine shots of him, and only Keegan Bradley (2-under) and Rory McIlroy (1-under) have major championships on their resumés. Receptive greens have rewarded Kaymer's accurate play, and they might remain through the weekend.
April 15, 2014 |
AUGUSTA, Ga.- In 1963, Jack Nicklaus became the youngest Masters champion. Seventeen years later, Seve Ballesteros became the youngest. And seventeen years after that, Tiger Woods took the record lower. That was 17 years ago. For a while, it sure looked as if 20-year-old Jordan Spieth was going to keep the timeline intact. He was trying to make a whole bunch of history. Youngest to win this major. Youngest to win any major in 83 years. Second Masters rookie to get a green jacket since 1935.
April 13, 2014 |
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entering the interview room wearing a green jacket after the final round of the 2012 Masters, Bubba Watson left no doubt that winning the tournment meant everything to him. What Watson probably didn't realize was how much his life would change. With the demands on his time, the continuing euphoria about his initial major championship and learning how "to be a good dad," he experienced a lull in his success that extended through the 2013 season. Now, however, Watson appears at ease and confident and it's showing in his play.
April 11, 2014 |
AUGUSTA, Ga. - As you may have heard, Tiger Woods is not playing in the Masters this week because of his recent back surgery, robbing the patrons of a chance to see the dominant golfer of an era that began with Woods' first green jacket back in 1997 and continued through his 14th major title in the 2008 U.S. Open. Woods' chief challengers from that period - Phil Mickelson (43 years old), Ernie Els (44), Jim Furyk (43), Steve Stricker (47), and Vijay Singh (51) - may be on, or close to reaching, the back nine of their careers, and the players ready to represent the next generation of greats are lining up. Some qualify thanks to victories in major championships: Rory McIlroy (24)