———————————————————— by Turner Lavoie Haight-Ashbury Correspondent, White Cover Magazine ———————————————————— The thing about golf is, it’s popularity has legitimized it to the point that it’s formed its own brand of cool and it’s transcended its obvious nerdy-ness. Let’s not forget: this is a sport of men — white men — who think that Tiger Woods is good-looking. […]Read more "Preppy Sports: The Thing About Golf Is…"
Sometimes, people get accolades they don’t deserve. The rest of the time, Rory McIlroy wins the PGA Tour’s player of the year award. Four wins, including an eight-shot victory at the PGA Championship. Nike’s biggest face. 23 years old. And, the new king of professional golf. McIlroy is the youngest winner of the player of […]Read more "Plastic Tees: Why Rory McIlroy SO Deserves the PGA Tour’s Player of the Year Award"
Folks, this is how it happens. Like Tom Stearns Eliot said, “Not with a bang but a whimper.” As if 1997 was really a whole 16 years ago, Tiger Woods is no longer Tiger Woods. This is not a statement of opinion, but rather one of mathematics and fact. He has more majors now than […]Read more "Plastic Tees: Rory McIlroy is Nike’s New No. 1 Guy. (Where’s Tiger?)"
Yeah yeah. We know it’s easy to do. The USA lost, and their best player – rather, their marquee player – is a guy named Tiger. You all know him. He used to have a temper and swing with chicks he wasn’t married to. Now, we say, he just can’t swing. Period.But, really, when you […]Read more "Don’t Blame Tiger Woods for the Ryder Cup"
St. Paddy’s day is tops. And then, April 4 (or whatever date this day happens to fall on in any other year) is an easy lock for the second best day of the year. Not only does Easter Weekend give you a Friday off of work, but the Masters has started. Augusta smells like […]Read more "Masters Thursday: A Who’s Who, Morning Glory, and Lullabies by Jim Nantz"
Hey, you’ve got the rest of your life to win one of these. (Photo “courtesy” of Bleacher Report) We talked last night about predicting winners at the Masters, or at any PGA Tour event. Simply put, it’s not a real thing. You can’t predict anything. There are five or six guys who can be considered […]Read more "Predicting the Masters and Our Odds for Implosion 2012"
“These eyes…” (Photo “courtesy” of The Guardian) Augusta is it. The White Whale. The Unicorn. The Only Frat House Couch That’s Never Been Puked On. For Rory McIlroy, at least. And, for Len Mattiace. And, Greg Norman. At least for Rory, he gets another shot. He gets another chance – at the ripe old age […]Read more "Rory McIlroy Returns to the Site of His One Great Meltdown"
Eyes of the Tiger, yes. The paws, not quite. (Photo “courtesy” of Getty Images and AFP) Is it safe to say that we want Tiger Woods back yet? Phil’s still Phil, but Phil’s almost on the Senior’s Tour. Sorry, the Champions Tour. Although that’s kinda of like referring to “old man shoes” as “comfortable walking […]Read more "Can We Have Tiger Woods Back, Please?"
We missed that fist pump… (Photo “courtesy” of Getty Images) Hoooooooooly toledo… two years is a long time for Tiger Woods (Washington Post Blogs), and yet even the fist pump seemed to be more about relief than excitement. Last year, every missed putt and blown round looked like frustration, dependence… holding the club “too tight.”Some […]Read more "Tigger and Pooh: Analyzing Woods’s Win"
In winning last weekend’s U.S. Open, Rory McIlroy proved what golf enthusiasts, club pros and the occasionally overweight gentleman in a pair of chinos and a Tommy Bahama fedora have been pledging for decades… golf, for lack of a better word, is cool. (Now, listen to the beginning of the song, “She’s Long Gone” by […]Read more "From Angela’s Ashes"