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  1. The Ryder Cup Preview: Massive, Unhinged, Scottish

    Shane Ryan

    Long after I've become a twisted, bitter shell of my younger, better self (I give it two to three years), there will remain one sporting event that inspires in me those old feelings of drama, history, and romance. That event is the Ryder Cup. Th...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  2. 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
  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. The Rory Coaster Reaches Its Apex at the British Open

    Shane Ryan

    There's never really been a period of time when it has been boring to be Rory McIlroy, but it's a fair guess that 2014 is already a strong contender for Most Interesting Year of His Life. Entering the season, the two-time major champion and...

    Blog | July 21, 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. Conversations With an Idiot: Is Tiger Woods 'Back'?

    Shane Ryan

    You may have heard that Tiger Woods shot a 61 on Friday at the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, setting a course record and tying his best professional round ever. He went on to win the tournament by seven strokes over Henrik Stenson and Keegan Bra...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  7. Graeme Disses Rory: Five Points of Interest From the Weekend in G...

    Shane Ryan

    After the high drama of Sergio vs. Tiger last weekend, producing the best Players Championship ratings in more than a decade, we were probably due for something a bit less energetic. But as a fisherman would say, a calm surface can disguise a roiling...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  8. Rory and Tiger Falter at the Match Play Championship

    Shane Ryan

    Tuesday night, I found myself with a group of fellow writers and assorted vagabonds at a Tucson Steakhouse called Lil Abner's. It was one of those rustic meat-and-potato joints with long wooden tables, no formal menu, and rusted barn relics hanging o...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  9. The Massive Ryder Cup Preview

    Shane Ryan

    The list of things I love about the Ryder Cup is so long that it could fill a (tedious) novel, and golf fans can probably guess most of them. But if I had to narrow that list down to one abstract thought ... well, I'd probably say that even though...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  10. About Last Weekend: Mile-High Manning

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. Peyton Manning threw his first two touchdowns as a Bronco, and the 400th and 401st of his career, in a 31-19 victory over the Steelers. After the g...

    Blog | September 10, 2012
  11. About Last Weekend: Hokies Hold On

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. Quarterback Logan Thomas led no. 16 Virginia Tech back from the brink of defeat with two key drives as the Hokies beat Georgia Tech 17-14 in overti...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  12. About Last Weekend: Two Days of Vengeance

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. Kobe Bryant, the Masked Mamba, scored 33 points as the Lakers avenged his broken nose with a 93-83 victory over Dwyane Wade and the Heat. "From thi...

    Blog | March 05, 2012