Tag: Masters Golf Tournament

Why Don’t Women Get Comebacks Like Tiger Woods?

Last Sunday, when Tiger Woods won the Masters after his long drought, it was more than just one of the most incredible comebacks in history. It showed America’s eagerness to embrace a man who persevered through years of setbacks, especially self-inflicted ones, regardless of whatever selective amnesia that requires. America does love a comeback: Achievement […]

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Golf Looks to a Tiger Boom 2.0

Through Tiger Woods’s 11 years in the wilderness between major tournament wins, professional golf searched for a successor. Would it be Phil Mickelson, the once-snakebit lefty who is actually older than Woods but who got over the hump in 2004 to become his most formidable early-career challenger? How about Rory McIlroy, the phenom from Northern […]

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Trump Tweets He Will Award Tiger Woods Presidential Medal of Freedom

In this March 2013 photo, Donald Trump greets Tiger Woods after the final round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship as Eric Trump looks on at the Trump Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Doral, Fla. Photo: Getty Just one day after winning his fifth Masters Tournament championship in one of the greatest comebacks in golf history, […]

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On Golf: Tiger Woods Shook Up Golf at the Masters. It Might Be Just the Beginning.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jack Nicklaus was fishing in the Bahamas on Sunday as Tiger Woods resumed circling him in the quest for Nicklaus’s record of 18 major golf championships. But in his news conference after winning the Masters for his 15th major title, Woods didn’t sound exactly bloodthirsty. “I’m sure that I’ll probably think of […]

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On Golf: Tiger Woods Showed He Was Back Not With a Shot, but With a Stare

AUGUSTA, Ga. — If Tiger Woods’s victory at the 2019 Masters is among the greatest comebacks in sports history — and it is at least a leading candidate — its origin will forever be traced to what happened on the 12th hole on Sunday when the old Tiger Woods suddenly reappeared at a major championship […]

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Tiger Woods Wins the 2019 Masters in a Triumph for the Ages

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tiger Woods’s comeback from personal and professional adversity is complete: He captured his fifth Masters title and his 15th major tournament on Sunday, snapping a championship drought of nearly 11 years. It was a monumental triumph for Woods, who had not won a major championship since his personal life began to unravel […]

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A Masters Plastic Cup Is Almost as Treasured as a Green Jacket

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The most coveted souvenir at the Masters is found in the garbage. Grown men attending the event can occasionally be seen sifting through refuse bins to seize this prized jewel with the distinctive Masters logo. If retrieved, it will be lovingly ushered off the grounds. Days later, it will assume a place […]

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A Decade After Crash, Tiger Woods Hunts for Another Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The 10th anniversary of the Thanksgiving night car crash that changed the course of golf history is months away. But as a smiling Tiger Woods exited the Augusta National Golf Club clubhouse on Tuesday to cheers and applause, it was not too soon to consider his renaissance since the fall from grace […]

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The Snake Lady and the Masters: Augusta Imagines Life Post-Strip Clubs

The Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club is a hallowed yearly pilgrimage for golf fans. The Discotheque Lounge, one of Whitey Lester’s downtown strip clubs. AUGUSTA, Ga. — “Folks,” the radio host wrote on his Facebook page, “reports of Whitey Lester’s death were apparently incorrect.” It was just before Christmas, and the host, […]

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