Scottie Scheffler’s second Masters win is what greatness looks like

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The statistical models had it all mapped out. The narrative told in his recent form was the world’s most obvious foreshadowing. His pre-tournament news conference — in which he once again spoke of golf as something that he “does” and not as something that defines his life — practically solidified it. Scottie … Read more

In Verne Lundquist’s final Masters moment, the hour belonged to him

Of course, you know the calls. Verne Lundquist provided the soundtrack for so many iconic sports moments, from Jack Nicklaus’ 17th-hole birdie putt at the 1986 Masters (“Yes, sir!”) to Christian Laettner’s jumper at the buzzer in the 1992 NCAA Tournament (“Yes!”) to Tiger Woods’ famed chip at No. 16 at the 2005 Masters (“In … Read more

The $25m fraudster who came so close to buying an English football club

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In the first of our series about the men who want to buy English football clubs, this is the remarkable story of Chris Kirchner, who came close to taking over Derby County and was then found guilty of fraud and money laundering. This week, we will examine five prospective investors and what their interest in … Read more

PGA Tour rookie Jake Knapp wins Mexico Open

PGA Tour rookie Jake Knapp is now a PGA Tour winner, taking home the Mexico Open on Sunday after shooting 19-under for the week, beating fellow rookie Sami Valimaki by two strokes. Knapp started the round with a commanding four-shot lead, but let it slip away as his driver — the foundation of his first … Read more

Everyone loses if PGA Tour fails to make changes at WM Phoenix Open

The 2024 WM Phoenix Open should be remembered for Nick Taylor’s magnificent performance, which began with a course record-tying 60 in the first round and ended with three consecutive birdies on Sunday, the last of which gave him a two-hole, sudden-death playoff victory over Charley Hoffman at TPC Scottsdale. But years from now, when reflecting … Read more