Tag Archives: Jack Nicklaus

Oct
16
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Architecture
For reals.

This exists

There’s a world-class golf course in the middle of New York City — on the south point of the Bronx tucked under the Whitestone Bridge. The effort to build what is now called Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point nearly has the makings to be an episode out of the The Sopranos, but I didn’t have enough words or room to get into the long, dramatic history.

Instead, I wrote about the partnership of Mayor Bloomberg, Donald Trump and Jack Nicklaus that pushed to complete the 30-plus-year undertaking to bring a golf course to Ferry Point Park and previewed the ceremonial ribbon-cutting at the course that’s happening this morning. In fact, I’m going to be late, so I better run, but you can read in print on the front page of the Wall Street Journal’s Greater New York section (if you live in the tri-state area), or of course, there’s always the online version…

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Jun
10
2013

I’m out the door and headed to Merion right now, so I figured I’d post this for your viewing pleasure.

Plus, you’re going to hear a lot about Merion’s storied history of hosting U.S. Opens this week, so why don’t you get started now? You can drop all sorts of knowledge on your friends and/or significant others to impress them.

Jun
2
2013
Kooooooch

Kooooooch

Since yesterday’s “Hot or Not” format received such positive feedback, I’ll keep going with the trend of mixing it up and try a superlative-type format. Thanks for your patience while I experiment. This is fun. Again, your feedback is welcome and appreciated. 

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May
30
2013
Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods starts slow in defense of title

Tiger Woods got schooled by 53-year-old Fred Couples, the oldest player in the 120-man field, in the first round of the Memorial Tournament.

“He kicked my ass,” Woods joked, following his opening one-under 71 on Thursday.

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May
29
2013

Tiger at the range

Before Tiger Woods arrived in Ohio to defend his title at Jack Nicklaus’ tournament, the Memorial, he made an important pit stop in the Philadelphia area. Similar to his preparation for last year’s U.S. Open, he visited Merion Golf Club, the site of this year’s championship, for the first time on Tuesday.

He was accompanied by longtime Merion member Buddy Marucci, whom he beat in the 1995 U.S. Amateur, while he played in the pouring rain with only several onlookers. The trip was top secret, so Woods could do his work in private — just the way he likes it.

On Wednesday after he finished playing in the pro-am, Tiger, who has won four times already this season, met with the press and talked about his impressions of Merion, his feud with Sergio Garcia and his affinity for Jack’s place. 

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May
20
2013

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Guan Tianlang, the eighth-grader who became the youngest ever to make a cut at a major championship when he finished 58th at the Masters last month, has accepted an exemption to play in next week’s Memorial Tournament, held at Jack Nicklaus’ place, Muirfield Village.

After making history at Augusta National, the 14-year-old from China, who clearly isn’t required to go to school, played at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and saw weekend play again. He was aiming to go 3 for 3 at the Byron Nelson Championship last week, but (finally) missed the cut after a second-round 77.

Oh, goodie! He’ll finally be at a tournament I’m covering (or I’ll be covering an event he’s playing, whatever).

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Apr
5
2013

If you watch one thing this weekend, then it has to be the above interview from Trans World Sport in 1990 with a 14-year-old Tiger Woods. I mean, wow, it’s mind-blowing.

Tiger is incredibly insightful and intelligent, not to mention candid. And of course, there’s this wonderful sense of youth and innocence.

I recommend watching the entire interview and wait until the end — for his comments on race and the Augusta National.

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Feb
27
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods
Tiger sticking out his tongue at mud balls

Tiger sticking out his tongue at mud balls

Nearly a year ago, Tiger Woods started the final round of the Honda Classic trailing Rory McIlroy by nine shots. Tiger put on a solid come-from-behind performance, firing an impressive 62 — and just enough to let Rory consider his lead coming down the stretch to secure the win and his ascendance to the world’s No. 1 ranking.

Since then, Rory and Tiger have developed a strangely endearing and puzzling to some friendship and cordial rivalry, which was tattooed across headlines a gazillion times, causing the complete ruin of the word “bromance” (for me, personally). After Tiger finished knocking it around with some amateurs in the pro-am Wednesday morning at PGA National, he shared some insight into their friendship, changing equipment, and of course, the anchoring ban, among other topics.

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