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  1. Rory McIlroy Becomes Iconic at the PGA Championship

    Shane Ryan

    On the sixth hole at Valhalla, on Sunday, play was so backed up that Rory McIlroy and Bernd Wiesberger, playing in the final group, arrived at the tee to find Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler waiting for the fairway to clear so they could hit their d...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  2. About Last Weekend: All About Johnny

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out doing your best to return the Community Shield to the community from whence it came, here are the top five stories you missed in sports last weekend: According to head coach Mike Pettine, Johnny Manziel asserted himself in the...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  3. The Uncensored 2014 PGA Championship Power (and Powerless!) Ranki...

    Shane Ryan

    The cover of the PGA Championship program this year features a picture of Jason Dufner and the words "THIS IS MAJOR" emblazoned below. The point, I think, is to instill a sense of drama and magnitude, but it also seems like a sad little rem...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  4. Just Another Day

    Shane Ryan

    Sportswriters crave thoughtful quotes from the athletes they cover, and we set the bar very low. Give us anything - the lame joke, the trite observation - and we'll eat it up. It's part of the agreement, and both sides have lear...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  5. The Uncensored 2014 U.S. Open Power Rankings

    Shane Ryan

    I just realized something: Unlike the other American majors, the U.S. Open lacks a sweet tagline. The Masters has "a tradition unlike any other," and the PGA Championship is "glory's last shot." Both pretty cool, right? But o...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  6. The 15 People You Meet in a Golf Gallery

    Shane Ryan

    Before the 2014 PGA Tour season, I'd covered exactly five golf tournaments in my life. It was still a nice novelty, and I had the luxury of focusing solely on the players. This year, I've been to 17 tournaments, and when you're constan...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  7. About Last Night: Windy City Win

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy losing an arm wrestling match to a punter, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Wednesday: Patrick Kane had four assists, including one on 37-year-old Michal Handzus's game-winning double-overtime go...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  8. Mythbusting: Martin Kaymer Beats Jordan Spieth at the Players Cha...

    Shane Ryan

    Late Saturday afternoon, at the famous 17th hole with the island green at the Players Championship, a scoreboard behind the tee announced the next golfer: "Jordan Spieth. Winner of the John Deere Classic." Spieth, who won that tournament ...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  9. About Last Weekend: Flip the Script

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy explaining to the world why you can't explain things to your children, here are the top six stories you missed in sports last weekend: In NBA conference semifinals action, Paul George poured in 39 points as the Pace...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  10. About Last Night: The NBA Pre-Playoffs

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out getting covered in Dwight-Out all day long, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: In a pair of Western Conference showdowns with playoff implications, Portland handled the Lakers on the road while Steph...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  11. About Last Night: A Sneak Peek Into Madness

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy savoring your first day as James Dolan's employee, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: NC State booked a ticket into the second round of the NCAA tournament with a comfortable 74-59 win over Xavi...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  12. An Idiot's Guide to the Tiger WoodsBrandel Chamblee 'Feud'

    Shane Ryan

    Hey there, casual golf fans! Have you seen strange references to Tiger Woods and someone called Brandel Chamblee as you've browsed ESPN over the last two weeks? Are you kind of curious as to what it's all about, but would rather not chase a series of...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  13. Putting for Dough: Analyzing the $10 Million FedEx Cup Finale

    Shane Ryan

    If you're a golf tournament, and your name isn't the MastersBritishOpenU.S.OpenPGAChampionshipRyderCup ... well, you have a prestige problem. And by prestige problem, I mean that the average sports fan probably doesn't care about you. This is the ...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  14. Where Does Jim Furyk's 59 Rank?

    Bill Barnwell

    Fifty-nine! On Friday, Jim Furyk became the sixth golfer in the history of the PGA Tour to join the 59 Club by shooting a 12-under 59 at Conway Farms. In the vacuum of golf scoring, where the only opponent is par and raw totals aren't adjusted in any...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  15. The Secret Life of Jason Dufner, PGA Champion

    Shane Ryan

    Seventh Hole "I see you. How could I miss you with that shirt? At least tell me you got it for free." — Jason Dufner, in the media room, to a reporter in the back trying to get his attention By now, it was starting to feel like a two-ho...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  16. Tiger Woods at the PGA Championship

    Charles P. Pierce

    Tiger Woods and the weary pursuit of Jack Nicklaus's record.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2013