Category: Golf

How Basketball and Baseball Helped Gary Woodland Master Golf

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Gary Woodland grew up a serial monogamist, in love, depending on the season, with basketball, baseball and golf. He bonded with his father on the golf course, aspired to be like the Hall of Fame third baseman George Brett and had shooting-guard dreams of glory until they were crushed in college…

Brooks Koepka, Seeking a 3rd Straight U.S. Open Title, Could Be the Star Golf Needs

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — If Brooks Koepka cared at all about fame or personal branding, he could have a logo shaped like a boulder sewn to the shoulder seams of his golf shirts. As it is, Koepka doesn’t even have an equipment sponsor. Unpackaged, unemotional and unapologetically himself, Koepka is not a star manufactured by…

Tiger Woods: Ever the Grinder and Perhaps a ‘Sleeping Giant’ at the U.S. Open

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — When people speak of Tiger Woods’s greatness, they typically talk about tournaments like the 2000 United States Open at Pebble Beach, where he pieced together a victory as iconic as the cypress tree in the landing area of the 18th hole. His performance that week has become one of the indelible…