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Tiger Woods Seriously Injured in Early Morning One-car Crash

PGA Tour legend and 15 time major champion Tiger Woods was seriously injured in a one-car accident in Orange County California early this morning. The car rolled over several times, ended laying up on its driver’s side door, and Woods had to be extricated though the vehicle’s windshield with prying tools and axes. As of this report, Woods was in surgery...

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...

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.”...

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...

New ADA Rules Take Effect for Golf Courses, Architects Differ as to Impact

New Americans with Disabilities Act provisions governing access to golf courses by persons with a disability take effect January 30th, and architects and course owners are scrambling to assess the ramifications for their golf courses. The new provisions, which will be enforced by the U.S. Department of Justice, require at least one 48-inch wide pathway providing an...

Fay Vincent Says “Bonds and Clemens Cheated and we all Know it”

While I finish up some work from Fallen Oak G.C., Beau Rivage Resort and Casino, and Biloxi, MS, here’s former MLB commissioner Fay Vincent, taking steroid cheats and ESPN steroids apologists to the woodshed. Bud Selig and Timid Tim Finchem, take notice: you need a clue on steroids. From the article: The Hall should make clear the voters are not obliged to...

In New Book “The Secret Race” Lance Armstring Teammate Bares Steroid and PED Secrets

Roger Clemens may have gotten away with it because of a derelict Judge, and Barry Bonds narrowly escaped because of a rogue juror, but lance Armstrong may not be so lucky. A new book by cycling teammate Tyler Hamilton hits the shelves and it blows the lid off the secret methods by which Armstrong allegedly cheated to win seven consecutive Tour de France titles. Among...

Video of the WEAK! Ron Artest Elbows James Harden

While we finish up some serious U.S. Open prep work, get ready for the Travis Invitational at Garden City and the Anderson Team event at Winged Foot, and continue our Architect’s Progress Series, here’s proof that Ron Artest is still the same jerk he was before changing his name to Metta World Peace. How about changing your name again to something more...

Mistrial was a Great Outcome for the Prosecution in the Clemens Case

As someone who was in the Congressional hearing room where Roger Clemens – in my opinion – clearly and convincingly perjured himself, I can also state with certainty that, with the make-up of the jury pool in his perjury case that resulted in a mis-trial last week, that was a great result for the prosecution. Looking at some of the lugnuts that got that jury, the...

The 2011 Golf State of the Union Address

FOREST HILLS, NY – Golf is at a crossroads right now, but none of the issues it faces are as lethal as the scaremongers would have you believe. Sure rounds are down, costs are up, and American players haven’t won a major championship in six tries. Nevertheless, with a little patience, wisdom, and foresight, golf will do what it has always done best – see us...

The “Golf State of the Union” Address

My golf State of the Union Address is up at Cybergolf. Just one thing – you’ll need this photo, tweeted by none other than Rory McIlroy himself. From the article: “As for our drought in the majors, remember I said this: an American will win in Atlanta. The PGA Championship set-up usually invites everybody to the party. You don’t have the...