Greg Norman: ‘I don’t reflect on losing the ’96 Masters – you move on’

Greg Norman did not prevail at the Masters of 1996 or 2020. He was, though, integral to the narrative of both. If nothing else, this emphasises Norman’s longevity as a key figure in his sport. First, the positive story. Dustin Johnson contacted Norman to seek assistance with his putting, immediately before a run of victories…Continue Reading

Detroit Tigers game score vs. New York Yankees in spring training: How to follow today

MMA WeeklyESPN releases footage of Petr Yan’s corner after controversial illegal kneePetr Yan and Aljamain Sterling were fighting a close battle for Yan’s bantamweight belt at UFC 259 on Saturday. The fight finish, which saw Sterling laid out on the canvas, resulted in Yan losing his belt. The result came after Yan drove an illegal…Continue Reading

Steve Stricker Hopes Tiger Woods Can Join Team USA at 2021 Ryder Cup After Crash

Julio Cortez/Associated PressWhile Tiger Woods recovers from serious injuries suffered in a car crash last month, United States Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker would like the superstar somehow involved in the international event.”I’d love to have him around [at the Ryder Cup],” Stricker said Sunday, per Bob Harig of ESPN. “I’m hoping in one way,…Continue Reading

The rich vs the very very rich the Wentworth golf club rebellion

When a Chinese billionaire bought one of Britain’s most prestigious golf clubs in 2015, dentists and estate agents were confronted with the unsentimental force of globalised capital – by Samanth Subramanian Like all exiles, Michael Fleming remembers when his separation from home soil began: 20 October 2015, a Tuesday. That year,Continue Reading

Justin Thomas to enter ‘training program’ after homophobic slur, finds support from Rory McIlroy

Golf star Justin Thomas said Wednesday he will enter a training program amid the fallout from muttering a homophobic slur during a tournament earlier this month.Thomas, who lost Ralph Lauren as a sponsor, said he hoped to “become a better person.””It’s not a word I use,” Thomas insisted. “And like I said, it’s going to…Continue Reading

Darron Cummings/Associated PressTiger Woods announced Friday that he will not play in next week’s WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.Woods wrote on Twitter that he is sitting out the tournament because he is “doing what I think is best to prepare me for the PGA Championship and upcoming FedExCup Playoffs.”The 2020 PGA Championship will be held Aug. 6-9 at…Continue Reading

The chase for No. 1, the sudden impossibility of Muirfield Village and Tiger's health make for an interesting close to the Memorial

8:00 PM ETMike WellsESPN Staff Writer Close Previously worked at Indianapolis Star, covering the Indiana Pacers for nine seasons Also covered Vikings for St. Paul Pioneer PressDUBLIN, Ohio — What a difference a week, some extra-thick grass, more wind and faster greens can make.All that has happened in the week between the Workday Charity Open…Continue Reading

Bill Streicher

4:37 PM ETNick CloseSenior editor for college basketballJoined ESPN in 2008Graduate of the University of MarylandCROMWELL, Conn. — Phil Mickelson entered Saturday’s third round as the sole leader of the Travelers Championship. A shot at his first victory in his first event since turning 50 years old 11 days ago seemed like a real…Continue Reading