Tiger Woods vs Phil Mickelson: Golf should know better than this

There was a poignant moment during the boxing-style face-off between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson ahead of 'The Match' on Friday. Neither of them were able to keep straight face, and as they crumbled into a friendly embrace, it was almost as though they realised simultaneously: ‘Hang on, it’s golf.’ There is something quite weird … Continue reading Tiger Woods vs Phil Mickelson: Golf should know better than this

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Tiger Woods and the Ryder Cup: Will it be different this time?

It’s Sunday at Celtic Manor. Europe’s lead at the 2010 Ryder Cup is slender. Tiger Woods has just holed out for eagle from the 12th fairway. “That’s exactly what you’d expect from the world number one,” the commentator cries. “In the team competition, in the foursomes and fourballs, he looked completely out of sorts. Give … Continue reading Tiger Woods and the Ryder Cup: Will it be different this time?

How do you solve a problem like Garcia?

When asked about Sergio Garcia's Ryder Cup chances before the US PGA Championship last month, Thomas Bjorn responded, quite simply: 'Sergio is Sergio.' He duly missed the cut. Just as he had done at the Masters, the US Open, and the Open. Perhaps Sergio isn't Sergio anymore. This is the first time in his career he's failed … Continue reading How do you solve a problem like Garcia?