Golf: history, humor and commentary from Hogan's Alley.
Golf - It's not just about Tiger Woods, although there is plenty of the world's greatest golfer. This section is filled with fabled golf history and interesting golf personalities. We cover the PGA, the LPGA, all the Majors, the Ryder Cup and the ongoing feud between Hootie and Martha.
WHAT'S YOUR HANDICAP? - In this feature: PGA Tour, Casey Martin and the U.S. Supreme Court. Cart path golf, bunker shots and the Pythagorean theorem. (June 1, 2001).
QUIET, PLEASE. - In this feature: PGA golf, The Masters, Augusta National, green jackets and white jumpsuits. Bank One Ballpark, Randy Johnson and the Wall Street Journal. (April 12, 2002).
HOLD THAT TIGER. - In this feature: Tiger Woods, Joe DiMaggio, Marilyn Monroe and sports celebrity weddings. Also, Jack Nicklaus, the Ryder Cup and Yoko Ono. (December 5, 2003).
WHAT'S IN TIGER'S BAG? - In this feature: Tiger Woods, Ben and J-Lo and Johnny Unitas' high top cleats. Nike drivers vs the Titleist 975D driver and GolfDigest.com. Also, the PGA Championship, Big Macs and Happy Meals. (August 8, 2003).
THAT'S NO MUNI. - In this feature: The 2002 U.S. Open, "The People's Open" at Bethpage Black, municipal golf courses and the USGA. Also, golf amateurs Johnny Goodman and the great Bobby Jones. (June 14, 2002).
MAJOR INSULT. - In this feature: The PGA Championship, Phil Mickelson and Anna Kournikova. Jim Kelly and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also, Ted Williams - the Splendid Splinter, sportswriters and Colin Montgomerie. (August 16, 2002).
RED, WHITE AND BLUE. - In this feature: 2001 U.S. Open at Southern Hills, Ben Hogan, Ken Venturi and Congressional C.C. "Terrible" Tommy Bolt, Hubert Green death threats, Fred Couples and the USGA. (June 15, 2001).
FAIRWAY RAGE. - In this feature: Rush hour traffic, bad drivers and inconsiderate boobs. Big Bertha, bad golfers, slow golfers and golf etiquette. Also, the '69 Mets, Huntz Hall and the Bowery Boys. (May 23, 2003).
WHEN A GRAND SLAM IS NOT A GRAND SLAM. - In this feature: Tiger Woods, Bobby Jones and The Masters. Golf's Grand Slam, the Tiger Slam and the Grand Slam at Denny's. Also, Tom Kite, Johnny Miller and the Senior PGA Tour. (April 6, 2001).
YOU'VE COME A LONG WAY, BABE. - In this feature: Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Annika Sorenstam and the PGA Tour. Also, Tiger Woods, Ben Hogan, Billie Jean King and the "Battle of the Sexes." (May 16, 2003).
THE LONGEST DAY. - In this feature: The Ryder Cup, U.S.A. vs Europe in world golf competition. Also, meatball heroes and the NFL, and ice cream sundaes and the NBA Championship. (October 4, 2002).
THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT. - In this feature: Martha Burk and the National Council of Women's Organizations (NCWO). Augusta National Golf Club, Hootie Johnson, PGA Tour players and The Masters. (September 20, 2002).
WAMB. - In this feature: More of Martha Burk and the National Council of Women's Organizations (NCWO). Augusta National Golf Club, Hootie Johnson, PGA Tour players and The Masters. (April 11, 2003).
The Latest and Greatest Golf Features:
Master of His Domain. - In this feature: 2004 Masters Championship, Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus. Magnolia trees, azaleas, pimento cheese sandwiches and Bobby Jones. Arnold Palmer, Ken Venturi and Arnie's Army. (April 9, 2004).
Caller ID. - In this feature: The Masters, Phil Mickelson, Roberto De Vicenzo and Bob Goalby. Tommy Aaron, the PGA, Duffy Waldorf and Steward Cink and Ted Purdy. Also, the MCI Heritage, beer, TiVo and strikes. (April 21, 2004).
Slump Schmump. - In this feature: The 2004 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club. Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. The 1967 U.S. Open at Baltusrol, slumps, droughts, major championships and FootJoys. (June 16, 2004).
Block That Putt. - In this feature: The 2004 Ryder Cup at Oakland Hills Golf Club. Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. The 1969 Ryder Cup, soft spikes and sand wedges. The Oakland Raiders, the Detroit Lions, Knute Rockne and "We Will, We Will Rock You." (September 15, 2004).
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