Family Has Always Been Priority No. 1 for Phil Mickelson

Last week when Roberto De Vicenzo died at 94, our website revisited a story about a 2006 visit I made to Buenos Aires to see the great Argentine. Although the Roberto I met carried himself with a beautiful equanimity, he revealed that throughout his career he had carried an ever-present inner tension. The same man who chased the perfect swing with such intensity that the face of an old 7–iron (the club he called “my professor”) became concave enough to cradle a ball, also resisted spending


Fans’ Boorish Behavior Doesn’t Belong

Everyone who follows professional golf knows “Mashed Potatoes” guy. He’s the noisy, obnoxious cousin of the equally annoying “Baba Booey” guy, a distant descendant of the “You da man” guy who came into being back in the ’80s, giving tournament golf an unnecessary soundtrack of bellowing, belligerent boys who insist on making themselves a part of the show. These people think they’re amusing because they’re not self aware enough to understand they’re jackwagons. The good news is they are a very

History of the Olympic Games

According to the Greek history, the first Olympic Games in the Greek Antiquity can be traced back to the 776 BC. The games were dedicated to the 12 Olympian Gods and were hosted on the ancient green plains of Olympia, the place was famous for its magnificent great temples of the two gods Zeus and his wife Hera. The games initially had a very religious character combined by a number of ancient sport events, which many of those were based on the ancient Greek mythology.The ancient Olympic Games

15 best stories of emotional outbursts, temper tantrums and breakdowns on the golf course

There’s nothing sweeter than a child’s laughter…*I have a friend who showed up to the course just hammered while another friend and I were in the middle of a round. Drunk friend proceeded to bet non-drunk friend a few bucks that he could beat him on the hole we were on if he were given a shot. After hacking it up the hole, drunk friend ends up with a chip shot for bogey. Well, in the middle of his backswing, two kids on a hill on the hole adjacent to us yelled at him. Not cool. Drunk friend

Donald Trump tops ranking of golfing presidents

President Donald Trump will be the 16th of the past 19 American presidents to play golf. And immediately upon entering office he will be the best player of the group, thanks to his current 2.8 Handicap Index and his 19 club championship victories. According to our Jaime Diaz, who twice played golf with Trump in recent years, the best part of his game is his ball-striking, although Trump himself says it’s his putting.Trump knocks John F. Kennedy from the No. 1 spot in our previous ranking of the

As his caddie during the early years, I knew Fred Couples before he became a rock star. How lucky am I?

When it comes to Fred Couples and caddies, Joe LaCava is the man. They had more than 20 years together, including Fred’s win at the 1992 Masters. I was there in Fred’s Wonder Bread years, in the early- and mid-’80s. I was on his bag for his first Tour victory, the ’83 Kemper Open. I was there for his first big win, the ’84 Players Championship. I don’t know about now, but then it was the fifth-most-important tournament in the world. Why? Because the winner got a 10-year exemption on the PGA

Players react to alert of ballistic missile: ‘Grab a Mai Tai, go to the beach, grab a front row seat’

HONOLULU — When Jordan Spieth saw an emergency alert on his phone about an inbound ballistic missile threat to Hawaii on Saturday morning, he was at his hotel and started calling his parents and other family members to seek out information. He also thought about what he might do. “I kind of thought if we had a car maybe drive as far away from town as possible,” he said. “We were inside away from the windows trying to gather information.” His caddie, Michael Greller, gathered his wife and their