Thursday, July 29, 2021

Golf

Omar Uresti’s Second Act

Omar Uresti, 52, is 5 feet 6 inches tall with a slight belly and signature sideburns. Last month, he punched his ticket to this...

Rory McIlroy, With a New Coach and Returning Galleries, Has Rebounded

“I’m in a completely different place in life,” he said. “Yeah, everything has changed, really.”He continued: “I think a lot has changed for the...

The Ocean Course, Long Absent From Golf’s Spotlight, Is Back

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — The P.G.A. Championship is returning this week to the Ocean Course, a daunting place rich in golf lore. Despite the...

A Curious Golfer, a Lawn Mower and a Thousand Hours in Lockdown

During the coronavirus pandemic, Chris Powell became obsessed with his Welsh town’s golf course, long lost to time and the land. Then he rebuilt...

Lydia Ko Stops Worrying About Winning, and Starts to Win Again

LOS ANGELES — Lydia Ko of New Zealand was strolling the beach at Santa Monica on Sunday when she said she was bitten by...

Hideki Matsuyama Charges Into the Lead at the Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The third round of the Masters began Saturday with a gusting wind that bedeviled the field and seemed to make the...

A Quiet Masters Winner Long Lionized in Japan

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Hideki Matsuyama stood on the 18th green at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday evening, a winner of the Masters Tournament....

Ready or Not, Hideki Matsuyama Is Now a National Hero in Japan

TOKYO — Hideki Matsuyama has never been a fan of the spotlight. Even as he rose to become Japan’s most successful male golfer, he...

Hideki Matsuyama Wins the Masters With a Groundbreaking Performance

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Hideki Matsuyama’s first swing in the final round of the 85th Masters was an unsightly banana-shaped slice that would have looked...

High Finishes at the Masters Are Becoming Familiar to First-Year Players

AUGUSTA, Ga. — As an undergraduate at Wake Forest, Will Zalatoris received an invitation familiar to members of the golf team: Come play at...

For a second day, Billy Horschel took off his socks and shoes at No. 13.

Billy Horschel just made it through No. 13 without slipping down a slope.This counts as something of an achievement — even if, for the...

The Sandwich Economics of the Masters and Augusta National

AUGUSTA, Ga. — José María Olazábal hit a tee shot at Augusta National Golf Club’s 12th hole one day this week, jokingly bowed to...

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