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Remember this name: Dufner

Remember this name: Dufner

Jason Dufner looks like the guy who always was picked last in schoolyard pickup games. In a rainbow, he would represent the color vanilla. At parties, he needs to wear plaids so as not to blend [...]

Dufner’s big week: Victory and marriage

Dufner’s big week: Victory and marriage

MARK STEVENS: Okay. Let’s go ahead and get started. I’d like to welcome Jason Dufner. Jason, congratulations on your first win on TOUR, exciting finish. If you want to take us through the last couple of [...]

Scotland Golf: North Berwick’s signatures

Scotland Golf: North Berwick’s signatures

Last in a series NORTH BERWICK, Scotland – When it comes to signature holes, the North Berwick West Links offers a selection – 18 of them. There may not be another course in the world with [...]

Post-Masters: Just Bubba from Bagdad

Post-Masters: Just Bubba from Bagdad

MARK STEVENS: We’d like to welcome Bubba Watson to the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Bubba, talk about your thoughts coming into defend this year and then we’ll have some questions. BUBBA WATSON: Looking forward to [...]

Scotland Golf: Stepping back in hickory

Scotland Golf: Stepping back in hickory

  Eighth in a series MUSSELBURGH, Scotland – Musselburgh Links was a golf course when the game was called gowff, when only shepherds played, when clubs were made of hickory and balls were feather-filled leather pouches. [...]

Curtis ends l-o-n-g drought in Texas

Curtis ends l-o-n-g drought in Texas

Ben Curtis probably wasn’t counting, but he had to know it had been a long time since he lifted a trophy. His personal dry spell, lasting nearly six years — precisely 2,045 days – finally ended on [...]

MLB West Power Ratings (Week 2)

MLB West Power Ratings (Week 2)

GW’s MLB Power Ratings (Week 2): 1. Rangers (1): On most teams, a pitcher with 13 walks in 18 innings would raise some red flags, but the powerful Rangers are quite happy with Yu-know-who in the [...]

A perfecto is cool to watch any time

A perfecto is cool to watch any time

Of the thousands of stories I wrote while covering 5,000 or so MLB games during a 40-year sports writing career, none were perfect. But none of the games I covered were “perfect” games. At some point [...]

Scotland Golf: An Old Course dream

Scotland Golf: An Old Course dream

Seventh in a series ST. ANDREWS, Scotland – Someone once told me, when I asked what was his favorite hole on a certain course, that the first hole is always his favorite on any course. He [...]

Four days in St. Andrews

Four days in St. Andrews

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland – This city is Camelot with caddies. Golf began here more than 600 years ago and today the area continues as the aluring mecca for the golfing world. Within the city limits is [...]