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Golfer Thorbjorn Olesen Suspended From European Tour After Charges of Sexual Assault, Drunkenness on Plane

Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen, a former European Ryder Cup player and current world number 62 has been suspended by the European Tour pending the outcome of his trial on charges of sexual assault and drunkenness on a flight from Memphis to London. According to various reports, Olesen was allegedly drunk and unruly with other passengers and had to be calmed by fellow...

John Daly Changes Mind, Will Skip 2019 Open Championship at Royal Portrush

Ryan Ballengee at Golf News Net reports that John Daly has reversed himself. After stating last week that he would play the Open Championship at Royal Portrush despite not being allowed a golf cart by the R&A, Daly has, instead, withdrawn. Instead, he will play the PGA Tour’s opposite field event, the Barbasol Championship in Kentucky. Ballengee wrote:...

The Strange Case of Keith Foster, Golf Course Architect

I almost couldn’t believe my eyes as I scanned the page. Keith Foster, well-known, well-respected, well-sought after golf course architect had just pled guilty to smuggling and selling goods made form endangered species, a felony, and was facing up to a five-year prison sentence. Pre-eminent sports writer Len Shapiro broke the story for local Virginia paper The...

Woods Enters Guilty Plea, Media Outlets Mostly Silent

If you needed any more proof that Tiger Woods is still getting free passes from the media, the deafening silence by the golf media on the day he pleaded guilty in his DUI case was concrete proof. “Looking haggard in a black suit and white T-shirt, the golf legend entered the plea to reckless driving through his lawyer at court in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.”...

Double Tiger Woods News – Nude Photos Lawsuit and Toxicology Report Shows THC

Two bits of Tiger Woods news as we head to hump day. First, despite being torn apart by a pack of harpies during his infamous sex scandal, Tiger allegedly traded nude photos by cell phone with Lindsay Vonn. In a completely bone-headed move, Vonn stored them in an Internet cloud that was hacked, along with the nude photos of dozens of other celebrities. The photos...

Fear and Loathing at the PGA Championship Vol. 2 – Confessions of a Drunk, Gold-digging, Golfer-banging Dancer

Special to GNN and AWITP by Yale Bluer CHARLOTTE, NC – She had a voice like Foghorn Leghorn and the manners of Yosemite Sam. She’d fake-baked her skin to a brassy orange and streaked her spaghetti-straight hair a metallic gold. She wore ass-high, crack-tight, denim short shorts, wedges, and a scoop top two sizes too tight. She said she was 34, but my guess is she’d...

Steve Czaban Skewers the Rio Olympics Course and it’s Potential Closing

Steve Czaban has this eye-opening expose on the graft, incompetence, and neglect plaguing the future of the Rio Olympics course. I remember telling certain golf architects that losing that bid would be a blessing, and that the guy who won would be sorry in the long run. And while it was fun for three weeks, it looks like that might be the extent of the course’s...

The 2016 Jazzy Awards – Turkey of the Year – Colin Kaepernick and the National Anthem Protests

It’s the day after Thanksgiving. Every dish in the house is soiled, the tablecloth is stained, the rug is a shambles, and there’s dry, stringy, tasteless turkey leftover for the next two weeks. See why I eat steak instead? That also means it’s time for another AWITP holiday tradition – Jay’s Sports Awards, a.k.a. the Jazzys. We’ll...

In Custody Battle, Virginia Judge Bans Promising 10 Year Old Girl From Golf for One Year

On the face of it, this looks unfair. A 10 year old girl, clearly a child prodigy at golf, is mysteriously being banned from golf for one year while her parents fight over custody. From the Deadspin article: “The ban comes as the kid is thriving on the links. By the count of Vechery [the father], a career real estate salesman and part-time golf coach, his...

Olympics Loss, Unsportsmanlike Sniping Spell Epic Fail for Hope Solo, Women’s Soccer Equal Pay Demand

With all the grace and class of a Tinder profile, Hope Solo once again proved that if she’s the voice, face, and heart of the United States Women’s National Soccer team, then they are the quintessential Ugly Americans. It was as colossal a disaster as Women’s soccer could possibly absorb: a perfect storm of athletic defeat, ghastly sportsmanship, and the...

As Nike Golf Closes, Phil Mushnick Slams Them as a Grisly Shuck

If you want the truth about what’s happening in the darker corners of the sports world, Phil Mushnick of the New York Post should be a daily stop. Today he skewers Nike’s entire Tiger Woods-fueled lunacy that led to their demise. From the article: “Nike was barking up the wrong money tree. Golfers aren’t as impressionable or as vulnerable as high...