Phil Rosenthal: If there's an audience for Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson pay-per-view match, it may cost us all

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I'm not planning to pay $19.99 to watch the Phil Mickelson-Tiger Woods pay-per-view golf match, though, because I write about this stuff for a living, I probably could get the Tribune to pick up the tab.

Unless the microphones pick up Mickelson giving out an insider stock tip, it's hard to see what would make it worth the time, let alone the ...Read more

Europe takes commanding four-point lead heading into last day of Ryder Cup

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SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France -- Europe heads into the final day of the Ryder Cup with a commanding 10-6 lead over the United States after taking six of the eight points on Saturday.

The European team built on the momentum of Friday's foursome sweep of the U.S. by winning three of Saturday's fourball matches and splitting the afternoon ...Read more

Europe rebounds to take 5-3 lead over US at Ryder Cup

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SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France -- After trailing 3-1 in the morning Friday, Europe battered the United States with their first-ever foursomes sweep to take a 5-3 lead on the first day of the Ryder Cup.

Ryder Cup stalwarts Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Ian Poulter and Sergio Garcia were all involved in the European comeback with ...Read more

Tiger Woods rocks Tour Championship with first win in five years

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ATLANTA -- When that long-awaited, oft-debated and sorely-doubted next win did come for Tiger Woods, it was so deceivingly simple. It required nothing more from him than to be steady while all others at East Lake were losing their minds.

Just stand strong in a swirl of the very chaos his presence atop the leaderboard created -- you know, be ...Read more

Woods gets in his win just ahead of new FedEx Cup points system

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Thank heavens they're waiting until next year to implement a new FedEx Cup format.

In the final year that the Tour Championship has any resemblance to a stand-alone, stroke-play tournament, Tiger Woods claimed his big, lead-SportsCenter-even-on-a-NFL-Sunday victory. Just in time.

Under the same conditions in 2019, he would have finished runner...Read more

Casey enjoys his 66 as well as Tour Championship vibe

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ATLANTA -- Shooting a nice round when Tiger Woods is firing the day's best just may be the world's quietest accomplishment. In the cyclone, who's going to hear the rustle of a single leaf?

England's Paul Casey accepted that reality with grace Saturday, when his 66 barely registered.

Casey recorded his first eagle of the tournament on the par-5...Read more

Woods, Tour Championship making ratings waves

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ATLANTA -- You wonder why golf coverage is so Tiger Woods-centric? Need a reminder other than a simple overhead shot at this Tour Championship, where some of the biggest weekday crowds in memory have gathered?

Then listen to the Golf Channel ratings for Thursday's first round. They came in 26 percent higher than last year's Tour Championship ...Read more

A raucous day at Tour Championship: Woods, Fowler jump to share of lead

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Rickie Fowler was in mid-dissection of his quite-fine 65 on Thursday, when just over his shoulder there came a mighty roar from the 18th green.

You just got company atop the leaderboard, young man. Your thoughts?

"I don't know who it was," he said.

Really? You have no clue? "No."

There is no roar quite like a Tiger Woods roar. Perhaps it has...Read more

Finau picks himself up at Masters, makes long walk to Tour Championship

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When last Tony Finau was in Georgia, he was filming his instructional video, "How to Turn Joy to Pain in Just One Brutal Step."

Remember the Par-3 Contest at the Masters? Remember Finau bursting into one of the great spontaneous celebrations after his hole-in-one? He's running down the fairway, galloping with glee like a puppy let off its leash...Read more

Tiger Woods learns he has limitations as he plays in his first Tour Championship since 2013

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Tiger Woods is back at the Tour Championship for the first time since 2013. Much excitement greets him. But even he will tell you that this is not same Tiger Woods who has passed this way in the past.

This Woods sounds like any other middle-aged guy dealing with the encroachments of age and aches. A very humanized Tiger Woods -- granted that ...Read more


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