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Fond farewells and drug storms: how sport changed in 2013

Maybe this will be the way it is from now on. British football, more than any other, is personality-driven, with the focus often on the manager. But despite the control exerted by some powerful personalities it is hard to see anyone having that dominant, domineering and fierce and sometimes nasty level of influence that Ferguson […]

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Tour Confidential: Best and Worst Moments of 2013, Looking Forward to 2014 and Best Golf Book Stocking Stuffers

XINHUA / LANDOV Adam Scott became the first Australian to win the Masters in 2013. Every Sunday night, Golf.com conducts an e-mail roundtable with writers from Sports Illustrated and Golf Magazine. Check in every week for the unfiltered opinions of our writers and editors and join the conversation in the comments section below. 1. What […]

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Tales from the tours, both large and small, mark the year in golf for 2013

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Steve Stricker made it clear that money was not important. His plan was to defend his title at Kapalua and walk away from the PGA Tour for the rest of the year. Over the holidays leading into 2013, he reached a compromise and cut his schedule roughly in half. He […]

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Tiger Woods racked up the most world ranking points in 2013

Along with victories, money and scoring average, another way to measure the strength of a golf season is total world ranking points. Tiger Woods won that category, too, but just barely over Henrik Stenson. A closer look reveals it was not really that close. Woods earned 488.75 points this year, only 3.65 points ahead of […]

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Your favorite professional golf moments from 2013 | A Quick Nine

Getty Images It’s hard to argue with our friends in PGA.com Facebook Nation who identified Jarrod Lyle’s return to golf at the Australian Masters — after a second bout with cancer — as one of the great professional golf moments in 2013. Professional golf spoils us with incredible moments over the course of each calendar […]

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Tiger, Scott and Mickelson ruled golf in 2013

Getty Images Graeme McDowell’s bid to ascend the World Rankings and reenter the top five fell short as his impressive 2013 campaign was eclipsed by those of other elite players, like Tiger Woods. Wanting to return among the elite in golf, Graeme McDowell mapped out a plan last fall. He figured out how many ranking […]

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McIlroy disappointed of 2013

Former world ranked initial Rory McIlroy wants to attack once more right after a sobering season in golf tournaments in Asia. “This … Continue

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Presidents Cup 2013: Tiger Woods inspires United States to a fifth successive tournament win

At one point, it appeared the Americans would appreciate a rout. Hunter Mahan collected the very first win of the round by by beating Hideki Matsuyama, and although Jason Dufner scored a convincing win more than Brendon de Jonge, Zach Johnson’s win against Branden Grace moved the United States to 17 points and the verge […]

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Presidents Cup 2013: Tiger Woods shines as Americans cling to slender lead – and choose up a new squirrel mascot

Davis Adore befriended a squirrel and it proceeded to sit on his arm as the assistant captain watched the fourballs. The pair saw the US take a 3½-2½ lead, with Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar claiming the session’s most convincing victory. Then, when Woods had completed, the squirrel ended up on Woods’s shoulders soon after […]

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Solheim Cup 2013: Ryder Cup stars praise victory

Former globe quantity one Luke Donald also added his congratulations, Tweeting: “Congrats to @SolheimCupEuro for retaining the Solheim Cup £OleOleOleOle.” Colin Montgomerie captained the guys to victory at Celtic Manor in 2010 and he as well took to the social media website to hail Liselotte Neumann’s side. “Congratulations @LETgolf @SolheimCupEuro Wonderful win. Well played all […]

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