Throwing the game (golf)

With my Brewers cap on my head and baseball on my mind, I headed out the back door this morning intent on walking the golf course adjoining our lot. But a funny thing happened along the fairway. On the first hole, I picked up a stray range ball nestled up against a tree. I planned […]

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An $11 million shot measured against some of the greatest careers in golf

[picapp align=”right” wrap=”true” link=”term=Jim+Furyk&iid=9859172″ src=”http://view.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/9859172/the-tour-championship/the-tour-championship.jpg?size=500&imageId=9859172″ width=”234″ height=”156″ /] Jim Furyk won the astonishing total of $11 million by winning the Tour Championship and wrapping up the FedEx Cup title over the weekend. That’s a huge payout, and I got an interesting perspective on it while listening to ESPN Radio briefly on my way to work […]

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Oosthuizen wins the British Open (silence the vuvuzelas, please)

[picapp align=”left” wrap=”true” link=”term=Oosthuizen&iid=9376700″ src=”http://view3.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/9376700/sports-news-july-2010/sports-news-july-2010.jpg?size=500&imageId=9376700″ width=”234″ height=”333″ /] Congratulations to Louis Oosthuizen on winning the British Open today. I turned on the TV this morning and was shocked to see he was still far out front of everyone else early in his final round. One of the images that will stick with me was of […]

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Don’t bother Tiger Woods, officer. He’s sleeping.

[picapp align=”left” wrap=”true” link=”term=Tiger+Woods&iid=7029112″ src=”9/9/1/c/2009_Australian_Masters_8b90.jpg?adImageId=7920619&imageId=7029112″ width=”234″ height=”150″ /]Before the Tiger Woods story erupted this Thanksgiving weekend, I’d been ruminating on the differences between elite athletes and us mere men and women. Highly paid pro athletes like Woods in golf or Alex Rodriguez in baseball or LeBron James in basketball exist on a plane at which most of us mortals […]

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