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Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 10:48am

How some of the first-time qualifiers made it to the 2016 Masters Tournament.


Cameron Smith, Australia

AGE: 21

RANKING:  No. 89 in OWGR after his finish at U.S. Open.

HOW HE GOT THERE: Smith delivered perhaps the shot of the U.S.

Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 9:35pm

John Derr was 95 years old in 2013 when Ron Green Jr. of the Charlotte Observer and I sat down with him in the library named after him at Mid South Golf Club in Pinehurst.


Derr was in his element holding court and telling the well-rehearsed stories of his remarkable lifetime in journalism. Few

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 1:07pm

A Major League Baseball game set a record Wednesday night by playing in front of zero fans. It’s a shame it came to that.


A major boxing event will take place Saturday night in front of what is expected to be the largest pay-per-view audience in history. In my book, that’s a much bigger shame.


Friday, April 24, 2015 - 7:06pm

GRANITEVILLE – Rory McIlroy was back in the Augusta area on Friday, more relaxed with a clearer head and fresher perspective on the events two weeks ago that left him still searching for the culmination of his career slam at the Masters Tournament.


Fifteen miles from Augusta National Golf Club,

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Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 2:39pm

DEAL, England -- Garrick Porteous was crowned as the 2013 Amateur Champion at Royal Cinque Ports on Sunday after he defeated Finland’s Toni Hakula 6&5 in the 36-hole Final.


The 23-year-old became the first English winner of the Amateur Championship since Gary Wolstenholme in 2003 and staked a

From R&A Reports
Monday, April 22, 2013 - 3:08pm


The Atlantic Coast Conference presidents have agreed for the league to retain media rights for a school that leaves the conference.


The league said Monday each of the current and future schools has signed the deal, which is effective immediately.


The grant of rights means any school that

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 8:01pm


ORLANDO, Fla.— Tiger Woods figured it was worth going public about his relationship with Olympic ski champion Lindsey Vonn rather than having paparazzi make money off them.


The star athletes simultaneously posted messages on their Facebook pages this week to confirm they are dating.

By Doug Ferguson
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 7:54pm


ORLANDO, Fla.— Tom Watson is giving back one of his captain's picks for the Ryder Cup.


In his first big move since he was appointed U.S. captain last year, Watson said Wednesday he would take the top nine players off the Ryder Cup standings and select three players as captain's picks.

By Doug Ferguson