J.B. Holmes Adds Titanium—to His Skull

J.B. Holmes at the Verizon Heritage in Hilton Head in April. J.B. HOLMES IS RECOVERING FROM brain surgery performed on September 1. The 2008 U.S. Ryder Cup star had a quarter-sized piece of his rear skull removed to alleviate pressure on his brain. Holmes is on schedule for a full recovery and told Jeff Rude … Read more

Six Enter World Golf Hall of Fame

Hall inductee Denny Shute won three majors in the 1930s. WITHOUT FURTHER ADIEU, here are the six people who were inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Monday, November 10. Craig Wood (PGA Tour Ballot) Wood was the first player to win the Masters and U.S. Open in the same year. He also … Read more

Talking Golf with Bob Rosburg

(ABC Sports) LAST NIGHT I TALKED TO BOB ROSBURG, or “Rossi,” a former PGA Tour player and ABC broadcaster. Rosburg won six times on tour, including the 1959 PGA Championship, but he’s probably best known for his 33 years as an on-course commentator for ABC. Rossi told me he had great admiration for his ABC … Read more

What to Do If You’re Kenny Perry’d

Kenny Perry YOU DECIDED TO PASS UP A PROMOTION. You went back to school − or maybe you dropped out. You moved to (fill in the blank). You married him (or her). You took up hang gliding. Whatever you’ve done or haven’t done, if you’ve lived any number of years, then you most certainly have … Read more

Finger Pointers Take Dead Aim at Nick Faldo

Justin Rose and Nick Faldo at the 2007 Open. (Steven Newton/Flickr) NICK FALDO LOST THE RYDER CUP. Nick Faldo. Europe’s captain. Great player, lousy coach. Really, really horrendous. Atrocious. Bad, very bad. You get the drift. I’m pretty darn certain of this because of the British press reports that are piling up faster than Ryder … Read more

My Silly Ryder Cup Team Nicknames

I BLAME THIS ON WATCHING 11 hours of Ryder Cup coverage, which put me in a state of golf delirium. There. That’s my disclaimer for these silly team nicknames I came up with. Mac and The Mechanic Graeme McDowell and Miguel Angel Jimenez Wild Things Phil Mickelson and Anthony Kim English Tee Time Ian Poulter … Read more

37th Ryder Cup Actually Lives Up to Hype

Captain’s pick Ian Poulter (Steven Newton/Flickr) IT’S RARE WHEN A MAJOR SPORTING EVENT lives up to the hype, but the 37th Ryder Cup has achieved that seemingly impossible standard − and it’s only Saturday night. I have a Ryder Cup hangover. I watched nearly all 11 hours of the Saturday coverage. That’s a lot, even … Read more

2008 Ryder Cup: U.S. Retains Lead

THE EUROPEAN RYDER CUP TEAM, playing without Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood, made up a point on the United States in Saturday’s morning foursomes matches. The score after the third session was United States 7, Europe 5. It takes 14 1/2 points to win the Ryder Cup. After being four up, the U.S. team of … Read more

2008 Ryder Cup: Faldo Sits Down Garcia

Sergio Garcia (Steven Newton/Flickr) HAS NICK FALDO LOST HIS HEAD? That’s what at least one British writer wondered out loud on the Golf Channel after Faldo left Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood off the lineup card for Saturday’s opening matches. Times golf correspondent John Hopkins said the media room was buzzing. I guess there’s a … Read more

2008 Ryder Cup: European Fans Have Passion

ON WEDNESDAY AT VALHALLA I CHATTED UP some European fans from the UK. Judging from their accents, they were English. They take their Ryder Cup seriously. One fellow has been to every Ryder Cup since Valderama in 1997 (six in a row). He has been a part of Europe’s dominating run. He is used to … Read more