- Sports Archives
- Golf News (1stHeadlines.com)
Provides news on golf from over a dozen sources.
- Golf News (TheGolfChannel.com)
Provides news on golf.
- "The Most Amazing Display of Athletic, Mental Power" (NBC Sports)
Tiger Woods "kept an East Coast television audience and a sellout crowd at Torrey Pines in suspense when his left knee buckled and he nearly dropped to the ground from the sheer pain, limping along with his club as a cane. The drama came on the last six holes, when he turned a five-shot deficit into a one-shot lead."
"First came Woods’ 70-foot eagle putt on the 13th to get back in the game. Then it was a chip that he struck too hard, only to bow his head and laugh when it one-hopped into the hole for birdie on the 17th. Woods ended one of his most exciting rounds in a major with a 30-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole for a 1-under 70 and a one-shot lead over Lee Westwood."
" 'It’s just the most amazing display of athletic, mental power that there is, there ever was,' said Mediate, who had a three-shot lead early on the back nine until a four-hole meltdown."
- -001 Tiger Woods Voted AP Athlete of the Decade (CBS News)
"He won 64 times around the world, including 12 majors, and hoisted a trophy on every continent golf is played. He lost only one time with the lead going into the final round. His 56 PGA Tour victories in one incomparable decade were more than anyone except four of golf's greatest players won in their careers."
"Woods was selected Wednesday as the Athlete of the Decade by members of The Associated Press in a vote that was more about 10 years of performance than nearly three weeks of salacious headlines."
"Just like so many of his victories, it wasn't much of a contest." 12-09
- -Mickelson Wins Third Masters (New York Times)
"Phil Mickelson does not do dull. He does not do routine, and he does not do safe. This hammer-down, all-or-nothing approach may have cost him a major championship or two in the past. But on a perfect Sunday at Augusta National, with his wife, Amy, and their three children among the huge gallery at the 18th hole, it won him the Masters for the third time." 04-10
- Bubba Watson Wins the Masters (CNN News)
"Watson would carry the day for the left-handers, becoming the fifth southpaw to win in the past 10 Masters. He had a chance to settle the matter on the first playoff hole – the 18th – but just missed an eight-foot birdie putt."
"Bubba went into the woods and came back with the trophy of a lifetime." 04-12
- Female Golfers (LPGA.com)
Provides information on LPGA golfers, listed alphabetically by last name.
- Golf - U.S. Open (PGA of America)
Provides a history of the U.S. Open, as well as golfing news.
- Golf News (Golf.com)
Provides news on golf events. 10-09
- Greener Golf Courses? (National Geographic)
"As golf courses and golf resorts proliferate around the world, their growth provokes environmental questions about land use, habitat destruction, stunning water consumption, and runoff pollution from pesticides and fertilizers."
"Is it possible to have greener golf?"
- How Tiger Woods Wins a Major (New York Times)
"Golf's four major tournaments offer competitors a more difficult test than the rest of the stops on tour. But while most players succumb to the tougher courses and heightened nerves, Tiger Woods shows less of a decline, especially in categories like greens in regulation and scrambling."
- Jordan Spieth Ties Masters Record (Huffington Post)
"Jordan Spieth got more than redemption and a green jacket Sunday. He took his place among the best in the game with a Masters victory for the ages."
"One year after he lost a bid to become the youngest player to win the Masters, the 21-year-old Texan turned in one of the most dominant wins ever at Augusta National. He never let anyone get closer to him than three shots after his record start. He never gave anyone much hope on Sunday."
- McIlroy Wins U.S. Open With 16 Under Par (New York Times)
"In total, McIlroy set multiple United States Open records, including lowest score for a 36-hole and 54-hole leader. It took him only 26 holes to reach double digits under par, the earliest ever. He hit 62 of 72 greens in regulation, which was the best percentage (86) since the tournament began keeping that statistic. It was only the seventh time the winner was atop the leader board at the end of every round." 06-11
- Michelle Wie Loses Bid for the Masters (Fox News)
"Michelle Wie's (search) dream of making the Masters ended relatively early. Clay Ogden (search) birdied four of the first five holes and never came close to losing his lead, handing the 15-year-old high school junior a 5-and-4 loss Friday in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Amateur Public Links."
- Mickelson, Phil (Phil-Mickelson.com)
Provides key events, achievements, and biography of Mickelson, one of the greatest modern golfers.
- Palmer, Arnold - Biography (Yahoo.com)
Provides a profile of the legendary golfer.
- Pat Bradley (HW Wilson Company)
Provides statistics on her achievements, as well as discussing the disability that she has had to overcome to return as a champion.
- President Obama Disagrees With Augusta Golf Club (Politico)
"President Obama believes that women should be allowed membership in the exclusive golf club that is hosting Masters tournament this week, White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters Thursday."
"The Augusta, Georgia golf club only admits male members, although women can play as guests. The issue became a topic of national conversation this year because the corporate sponsor of the Masters tournament is usually invited as a member – but this year’s sponsor, IBM, is headed by a woman." 04-12
- Rory McIlroy Sets Records (MSNBC News)
"McIlroy made a 6 to finish the day but by then, the damage was done. He shot 5-under-par 66 to head into the weekend at 11-under 131, setting the record for the best 36-hole score in the 111-year history of the [Congressional] tournament."
"McIlroy became the fastest player to reach double digits under par at the U.S. Open (26 holes). And he had a chance of holding the biggest lead at the halfway point of the tournament, a record that belongs to Woods, who led by six after 36 holes of his indelible performance at Pebble Beach in 2000."
- Singh, Vijay - Biography (CNN Sports Illustrated)
Provides a profile of the golfer.
- Sorenstam, Annika - Golf Swing and Biography (BeauProductions.com)
Provides a short video of Sorenstam's golf swing. Also provides highlights of her career.
- The Internal Stress of Golf (New York Times)
"On the eve of the United States Open at Oakmont Country Club, considered by many the most difficult course to be host to golf’s national championship, players talked about the mental stresses of a game in which physical execution is a fraction of the chore and every swing is dependent on the individual golfer."
- Woods, Tiger (Awesome Library)
Provides news and biographical information on Woods.
- Zaharias, Babe Didrikson (Gale Group)
Provides a biography of the person "recognized as the greatest woman athlete of the first half of the twentieth century."
- Zaharias, Babe Didrikson (Sports Illustrated)
Provides a biography of the person recognized as the "Greatest Female Athlete of the First Half of the 20th Century." Includes a picture.