After several years of poor offensive performance, the 2013 Seattle Mariners have been built to hit home runs. Results from the first week of Spring Training have this writer remembering a time when Mariners' sluggers dominated the major leagues.
The 2013 Seattle Mariners will carry five outfielders. Michael Morse, Franklin Gutierrez, Michael Saunders, and Raul Ibanez appear locked in. This is one fan's opinion of who should be the fifth outfielder, and why.
The 2012 Seattle Mariners won 75 games, an improvement over their prior two seasons (61 and 67 respectively). New sluggers have been added and top prospects are maturing. This is one fan's predictions of what will happen in 2013.
The Seattle Mariners improved from 61 wins in 2010, to 67 in 2011, and 75 in 2012. With the addition of several key players, as well as the Houston Astros arrival into the division, fans have reason to be optimistic about the 2013 MLB season.
The morning after a big loss is a time to reflect on why you are a fan of your favorite team. The Oregon Ducks lost to Stanford last night, 11/17/2012, ending their hopes for a national championship. These are my reasons to be thankful for the Ducks.
Thanksgiving is a time of good food and good cheer with family and friends. For many of us, it's also a time for watching sports. Combining these two themes, I've created a list of five athletes I would like to invite to my table.
The national media has been looking forward to the Oregon-USC football game for a long time, believing this is the game where Oregon will be exposed and beaten. This is a fan's preview of why the Ducks will win on November 3, 2012.
Davis Love III is chasing his 21st career PGA TOUR victory in The McGladrey Classic. He is a co-leader after 54 holes, tied with Jim Furyk at 13-under par. Win or lose, in this fan's opinion, he should already be on his way to the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Bud Cauley is a rookie on the PGA Tour in 2012. Marco Dawson has been a pro since 1985 (before Cauley was born). This unlikely duo share the first round lead at The McGladrey Classic, matching the course record.
While Brian Davis and Jeff Overton have combined earnings of more than $20 Million on the PGA Tour, they will each be seeking their first career victory when The McGladrey Classic begins on Thursday, October 17, 2012.
A two-time major champion, John Daly has gone six years without a PGA Tour card. Nearing the end of the 2012 season, he is within striking range, but will need a strong finish in the 2012 McGladrey Classic.
With the release of the season's first BCS Rankings, October 14, 2012, the entertainment of the Bowl Championship Series debate begins once more. This is one fan's ranking of the top teams in the land.
Jason Kokrak is a 2012 PGA Tour rookie, following success on the eGolf and Nationwide Tours. As the season winds down, in danger of losing his Tour card for 2013, he is contending for his first victory in the Frys.com Open.
John Mallinger earned $1 Million each year from 2007 to 2009, with seven top three finishes. His career went downhill in 2010-11, missing 28 cuts in 44 events. As the 36-hole leader in the 2012 Frys.com Open, he is nearing his first career victory.
Alex Karras had a very successful career with the NFL's Detroit Lions, as well as acting on television and in the movies. Along with Karras, we review 5 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame who also excelled as actors.
A golf professional since 1994, Nick O'Hern has never won on the PGA Tour. After a startling nine-under par 62 in the first round on Thursday, October 11th, he has a three shot lead in the 2012 Frys.com Open.
The 2012 PGA Tour season is winding down, with full playing status at stake for 2013. The group to watch in the first round of the Frys.com Open includes Billy Mayfair, David Mathis, and Jeff Maggert, currently ranked #123 - #125.
In 2012 Rory McIlroy has won four times on the PGA Tour and risen to #1 in the world golf rankings. Tiger Woods has won three Tour events and is ranked #2. This is one fan's opinion of why Tiger Woods is still the best, for now.
Already, as of October 7, 2012, only twelve teams remain with an opportunity to play in the 2013 BCS National Championship Game. This is a ranking of each contender, from easiest to most difficult path to the title game.
Ryan Moore closed out his 2012 PGA season as the hottest player on Tour from July to October, capping it off with his second career victory in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Jonas Blixt is a co-leader halfway through the Timberlake Shriners Open in Las Vegas. With victory he would be the third rookie to win on the PGA Tour in 2012, in a tournament which has produced first-time winners in eight of the last ten years.
John Daly once stood at the top of the golfing world, a two-time major champion. After falling on hard times, he has a chance to earn his first full-time PGA Tour card in six years, for the 2013 season.
There are currently 19 teams with a chance to play in the 2013 BCS National Championship Game, in Miami. This is a ranking of all the contenders, in order from having the easiest to most difficult path to the title game.
Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley have run their record at the 39th Ryder Cup to 3 wins and 0 losses, with a 7&6 thrashing of Lee Westwood and Luke Donald. This is one fan's look at the top 5 Ryder Cup pairings of all time.
People are buzzing about the NFL replacement referees, after their decision that Golden Tate scored a last second touchdown for the Seattle Seahawks on Monday, September 24, 2012. This is one fan's list of five officiating errors that were even worse.
On Sunday, September 23, 2012, Brandt Snedeker, Tiger Woods, and Rory McIlroy remain as the only contenders to win the FedEx Cup, and the $10 million bonus. This is a review of what each needs to do, to take home the prize.
De'Anthony Thomas is on the Sports llustrated cover for September 24, 2012. This is a review of five other Oregon Ducks football players featured on Sports Illustrated covers, and the famous SI cover jinx.
Four first round pairings in the 2012 TOUR Championship featured members of Team USA and Team Europe, in what could be a preview of the upcoming Ryder Cup competition. This is a review of the results of those head-to-head contests.
Davis Love III and Jose Maria Olazabal, team captains for the Ryder Cup, may have particular interest in these four opening round pairings, as the 2012 TOUR Championship begins on Thursday, September 20th.
College football teams play one game per week, usually on Saturdays, and your favorite team isn't going to leave town for a new stadium. While these are good, our list is five other things that make college football the greatest spectator sport.
Rory McIlroy is playing the best golf of his life, winning three of his last four events and ranked #1 in the world. Can anyone beat him in the 2012 TOUR Championship? This is one fan's list of the top five challengers.
The University of Oregon has produced many NFL players through the years. This is a review of the top three Ducks currently in the NFL as well as a complete list of all who are on NFL rosters at the start of the 2012 regular season.
Rory McIlroy has won three of his last four events on the PGA Tour. With his latest, the 2012 BMW Championship, on Sunday, September 9th, he has cemented his current #1 world ranking and is the favorite for 2012 Player of the Year honors.
At the end of play on Friday, September 7th, Vijay Singh is the 36-hole leader in the 2012 BMW Championship. A single shot behind is Ryan Moore. Moore is chasing his second career Tour win, while Singh is chasing something bigger.
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy were the featured matchup in the first round of the 2012 BMW Championship, and they delivered. Webb Simpson and Bo Van Pelt also put on a great show and sit at the top of the leaderboard.
25 rookies have played on the PGA Tour in 2012. Two, John Huh and Ted Potter Jr. have lifted championship trophies. This is a review of the four rookies who have qualified for the BMW Championship, still in the chase for the FedEx Cup.
Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods are paired together again in the first two rounds of the 2012 BMW Championship. The two most dominant players in golf today have six prior head to head matchups in stroke play events. This is a review of how they have done.
The Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) includes 120 college football teams, playing in eleven conferences, plus four independents. This is one fan's weekly ranking of the relative strength of each conference.
When Rory McIlroy won the 2012 Deutsche Bank Championship, Monday, September 3rd, he did it with his putter on the greens at TPC Boston. A strong third place finish by Tiger Woods sets up another McIlroy v Woods battle in the upcoming BMW Championship.
When Andre Parker scooped up the ball on the seven yard line for Kent State, in the Golden Flashes' first game of the 2012 season, he started running ... in the wrong direction. This is a review of Parker and four other players to have run the wrong way.
The Pac-12 conference is filled with interesting mascots, including an unusual tree, a Disney character look-a-like, and a horse named Traveler. This is one fan's list of the top five that are the most entertaining.
Following a third round score of 63, in perfect playing conditions on Sunday, September 2nd, Louis Oosthuizen has taken a three shot lead in the 2012 Deutsche Bank Championship. He is on pace to set a new 72-hole record for the annual event at TPC Boston.
Erin DiMeglio may be the first girl to have played quarterback in a Florida high school boys' football game. While many girls have played football in high school, few have done so in college. This is a look at five women who played collegiately.
Seung-Yul Noh is a rookie on the PGA Tour in 2012. On Friday, August 31st, the 21-year-old native of Gangwon-do, South Korea posted a 9-under par 62 to take the first round lead in the Deutsche Bank Championship, two shots ahead of Tiger Woods.
Just prior to the second stop of the 2012 PGA Playoffs, Tiger Woods and Bill Haas won charity team events. Playing August 31-September 3, at TPC Boston, they now hope to continue their winning ways in the 2012 Deutsche Bank Championship.
The 2012 Deutsche Bank Championship, at TPC Boston, is the last chance for players not currently in the FedEx points top 70 to move up. This is one fan's selection of five players who will do just that and qualify for the BMW Championship.
The PGA Tour's top 100 move to TPC Boston, August 31-September 3, for the 2012 Deutsche Bank Championship. Two of this season's rookies, Bud Cauley and Brian Harman, are peaking at just the right time to be contenders.
Lydia Ko came to the Vancouver Golf Club, on August 23, 2012, wanting to make the cut and play her best. On Sunday, August 26th, she hoisted the trophy as champion of the 2012 CN Canadian Women's Open, as the youngest winner in LPGA history.
The USADA has ruled Lance Armstrong was a cheater and says he should be stripped of all titles earned since 1998, including seven Tour de France victories. This is one fan's reaction to the USADA's decision.
Sergio Garcia came to The Barclays fresh off victory in the Wyndham Championship. After 36 holes he is tied for the lead with Nick Watney, but 24 others are within five shots. This is one of the notes to take away from Friday's second round action.
Posting a seven-under par score of 64, in the opening round of The Barclays, Padraig Harrington tied the course record at the Black Course at Bethpage State Park. This is only one of the top stories from first round action on Thursday, August 23, 2012.
125 of the best professional golfers in the world have gathered for The Barclays, August 23-26, 2012 at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York. This is one fan's pick of who will emerge as the champion.
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy may be the best golfers of their respective generations. The two go head-to-head in the first two rounds at The Barclays, August 23-24, 2012. This is one fan's comparison and prediction of who will prevail.
Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Sergio Garcia may have an advantage when The Barclays is played, August 23-26, at Bethpage Black. All three finished in the top 10 in both the 2002 and 2009 US Opens which, by the way, were also held at Bethpage.
Heading to the final nine holes at the 2012 Dick's Sporting Goods Open, Brad Faxon leads Dick Mast and Willie Wood by two shots. All three professionals are looking for their first career 54-hole victory on the Champions Tour.
Sergio Garcia has a one shot lead after three rounds at the 2012 Wyndham Championship. He is looking for his first PGA Tour victory since 2008 and a spot in the Ryder Cup. 16 players are within four shots heading to the final round, Sunday, August 19th.
Half-way through the 2012 Wyndham Championship, defending champion Webb Simpson is a single shot behind the 36-hole leader, Jimmy Walker. The veteran Walker, plus rookie Harris English, are in contention to claim their first career PGA Tour victory.
The world's best professional golfers return to Firestone for the 2012 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, August 2-5. A look at the field reveals why Tiger Woods is a favorite, begging the question, can anyone stop him from regaining the world #1 ranking?
A professional golfer since 2004, William McGirt claimed his first top 10 finish on the PGA Tour at the 2012 True South Classic. Just one week later, on Sunday, July 29th, he has an opportunity to hoist his first winner's trophy at the Canadian Open.
A little more than three months from the 2012 Presidential election, I know I will vote, but am not at all sure who for. This is an undecided voter's reaction to viewing the Mitt Romney campaign Ad: "What Happened?"
I have been voting in Presidential elections since Ford v Carter, registered as a non-partisan, and am undecided about who I will vote for in the 2012 election. This is my reaction to viewing one of President Obama's campaign ads.
Tiger Woods failed to win the 2012 British Open. He failed to hit his ball out of a bunker. He failed to get his putts to the holes. Nevertheless, passing both Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy, he has moved up to the number two spot in the world rankings.
Ernie Els tied for second in the 1996 Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. When the tournament returned in 2001, he tied for third. Making four birdies over the final nine holes, Els claimed victory in the 2012 Open, once again at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.
Graeme McDowell won the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, led the 2012 U.S. Open at The Olympic Club, and is second at Royal Lytham & St Annes. These three facts give him a chance to end a streak and break a curse at the 2012 British Open.
It is well documented that golf's last 15 majors have been won by 15 different players. After the first round at the 141st Open Championship, this is one fan's pick of three veterans (major champions all) with a good chance to continue the streak.
The Philadelphia Phillies have played in the National League since 1890, after seven years as the Quakers. Their history includes World Series championships in 1980 and 2008. The following is one fan's fantasy roster of the best all-time Phillies team.
John Huh and Ted Potter Jr have claimed victory on the PGA Tour as rookies in 2012. They are among four PGA rookies playing in the 2012 British Open Championship, July 19-22, at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.
Tiger Woods is once again the favorite to win, this time at the British Open, July 19-22, 2012. This is one golf fan's opinion of why Tiger will, indeed, be hoisting his fourth Claret Jug at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.
At the first British Open, in 1860, there were only eight professionals in the field. By the mid-20th century the event became truly international, attracting the world's best. This is one fan's ranking of the top 5 British Open champions of all-time.
Brian Harman is a rookie on the PGA Tour in 2012. After three rounds at the John Deere Classic, in a tie for third place, he is seeking his first win. A victory for Harman, at the TPC Deere Run course, would also set a new all-time PGA Tour record.
Ted Potter Jr has been a professional golfer since 2002, but is a rookie on the PGA Tour. On Sunday, July 8, 2012, he won the Greenbrier Classic for his first Tour victory. He also joined Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson to tie an all-time Tour record.
Webb Simpson played in 86 tournaments in three years on the PGA Tour, before claiming his first win. The 54-hole leader at the 2012 Greenbrier Classic, he is only 18 holes away from hoisting his fourth winner's trophy in less than a year.
Martin Flores and Charlie Beljan have each set new personal scoring records at the 2012 Greenbrier Classic. With two rounds remaining to be played, trailing the leader by a single shot, both are in contention for their first career win on the PGA Tour.
Vijay Singh, the 49-year-old PGA Tour veteran from Fiji, is leading the 2012 Greenbrier Classic after 18 holes. Martin Flores, a 30-year-old from Texas, has set a new personal record on the PGA Tour, in pursuit of his first career win.
Phil Mickelson enjoyed white water rafting, laser tag, and other activities with his family at the 2011 Greenbrier Classic, but on the course he missed the 36-hole cut. In 2012 he vows to be focused on golf, which is one reason he may win this time.
Jimmy Walker and Brendon de Jonge have played very well at the Greenbrier Classic, finishing in the top four in both 2010 and 2011. The two veterans arrive at the 2012 Greenbrier ready to win. For either one it would be their first career Tour victory.
Golf fans have a rare opportunity to see four of golf's greatest champions in action at the 2012 Greenbrier Classic, with Tiger Woods, Tom Watson, Phil Mickelson, and Vijay Singh in the field, from July 5th to 8th at the Old White TPC.
The four-team playoff for major college football, agreed to on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, is a disgrace. The Sweet and Simple College Football Playoff, first submitted by this writer in November of 2011, would be a far better plan.
Hunter Mahan leads the 2012 AT&T National after 36 holes. With victory, Mahan would become the first three-time winner of the PGA Tour season. Two shots behind, each in pursuit of their first-ever Tour win, are Jimmy Walker and Brendon de Jonge.
While Tiger Woods is playing in the AT&T National at Congressional Country Club, Rory McIlroy is competing in the Irish Open at Royal Portrush. After the opening rounds on Thursday, June 28, 2012, both superstars are five shots out of the lead.
Tiger Woods is back at Congressional Country Club, where he is hosting the 2012 AT&T National from June 28th to July 1st. A weaker than usual field, as many top players are at the Irish Open, is only one reason why Tiger will win this tournament.
When Marc Leishman hoisted the trophy for winning the Travelers Championship, on Sunday, June 24th, he became the fifth first-time winner on the PGA Tour in 2012. With new faces in contention nearly every week, this has been a very exciting season.
There have been 62 players selected #1 overall in the history of the NBA, with Kentucky's Anthony Davis expected to join them in 2012. This is one fan's review of five top picks who have also appeared on the big screen in feature length motion pictures.
A professional golfer since 2006, Will Claxton's career best finish in a PGA Tour event is a tie for 9th at the 2012 Mayakoba Golf Classic. Midway through the Travelers Championship, at TPC River Highlands, he is in contention to claim his first victory.
Fredrik Jacobson won the 2011 Travelers Championship and is leading again in 2012 at TPC River Highlands. A comparison of his play during the month of June, in both 2011 and 2012, reveals a near mirror-image, which could signal a second victory.
The featured group at the 2012 Travelers Championship includes the winners of the last three of golf's major championships, Keegan Bradley, Bubba Watson, and Keegan Bradley. The 18-hole leader, however, David Mathis, pursuing his first career win.
The 2012 Summer Olympics Tennis Tournament will begin, at Wimbledon, on Saturday July 28th. 172 players from around the world will gather to compete in five different events. This is a fan's guide to the upcoming competition.
Tennis was a part of the Summer Olympic Games from 1896 to 1924. After a 64 year absence, it returned in the 1988 Games at Seoul, South Korea. The following is a list of the top 10 U.S. players in Summer Olympics tennis history.
First contested as an Olympic sport in the 1896 Games in Athens, tennis was discontinued following the 1924 Paris Olympics. 64 years later, the sport returned at the Seoul Games in 1988. This is a fan's guide to the 2012 Summer Olympics Tennis Tournament.
Like any other sport, tennis uses a few basic terms that even the casual fan should know. With a review of this short fan's guide, you can be up to speed and ready to watch the Summer Olympics tennis tournament.
When London hosts the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, it will be the 14th time that tennis has been included. Currently there are five separate tennis events on the schedule of competition. This is a review of the top 10 things to know, to enjoy the Games.
The 2012 US Open is being played at The Olympic Club for the fifth time. In the previous four championships, the leader after 54-holes has never won. Can this year's leaders, Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell, break the curse?
When the field was announced for the 2012 US Open at The Olympic Club, the most talked about grouping was Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Bubba Watson. A group of three unknowns, however, are the surprise of the tournament after two rounds.
The 112th US Open Championship is being played at The Olympic Club, June 14-17, 2012. The first six holes have been described as the most difficult opening stretch ever. Let's take a shot at playing those holes, see how we do.
The College Baseball World Series was first played in 1947 and has been hosted by Omaha, Nebraska, every year since 1949. Who won in 1947? When did the College of the Holy Cross win? This complete list of champions will provide the answers.
In 1998, at The Olympic Club, Casey Martin became the first player to ride in a golf cart in a U.S. Open Championship. The 40-year-old coach at the University of Oregon has qualified for the 2012 Open, and will ride once more in San Francisco.
Tiger Woods was the dominant player in golf for more than a decade, beginning in the late 1990s. He has earned a spot among the greatest golfers of all time. With a victory at the 2012 U.S. Open, he can push Jack Nickaus just a little harder.
Some have called Rory McIlroy the next Tiger Woods. He is 23 years old, #2 in the world golf rankings, midway leader at the St. Jude Classic, and about to defend his 2011 US Open championship. The defining moment for Rory McIlroy is right now.
The 112th U.S. Open Championship will be played June 14-17, 2012. For the fifth time the event is being hosted by The Olympic Club, in San Francisco, California. This is one fan's list of the Top 10 Things to Know About the Olympic Club.
The 112th U.S. Open Championship of men's golf is being played June 14-17, 2012, at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. A review of these 10 things to know will help you be ready to enjoy the tournament.
Between 1923 and 1930, Bobby Jones claimed four U.S. Open Championship wins and four runner-up finishes. He is the only golfer to have won a single-season Grand Slam. This is a review of his Top 10 U.S. Open Performances.
Tiger Woods played in 16 consecutive U.S. Open Championships, from 1995 to 2010, including winning the tournament three times. This is one fan's list of the top 10 U.S. Open moments in Tiger Woods' career.
For winning the U.S. Open Championship, in 1895, Horace Rawlins was given custody of a sterling silver trophy for one year, a tradition which continues to this day. This is one of the Top 10 Things to Know about the U.S. Open Championship Trophy.
The field for the 2012 Men's U.S. Open, to be played for the fifth time at San Francisco's Olympic Club, will include 10 past champions. Provided is a list of all U.S. Open Champions from 1895 through 2011.
Baseball card collectors will have a chance to hold Kate Upton in their own hands this summer. The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model is one of five non-athletes in the 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter World Champions Set to be released in July.
Phil Mickelson has won four major championships and a total of 40 events on the PGA Tour. On Monday, May 7, 2012, he will lead a group of five who will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, in St. Augustine, Florida.
Rickie Fowler, ranked #39 in the world, has yet to claim his first career win on the PGA Tour. A recent change in his putting style led to a 10th place finish a week ago in New Orleans, and he is within three shots with one round remaining in Charlotte.
Adam Yauch, a founding member of the hip-hop trio know as the Beastie Boys, died of cancer on May 4, 2012. The group's song lyrics included three professional baseball players. The New York Mets honored Yauch, and the Beastie Boys, the night of his death.
Patrick Reed is quickly making a name for himself on the PGA Tour. He is not a member of the Tour and has to qualify on Mondays. After top 35 finishes at the Texas Open and Zurich Classic, he is only one shot behind at the Wells Fargo Championship.
The first Saturday in May is the time for the Kentucky Derby, the first event in horse racing's Triple Crown. The annual event, run at Churchill Downs in Louisville, has many traditions. This is a review of one fan's five favorites.
The University of Oregon football program lost several key players from their 2011 roster, including LaMichael James, Darron Thomas, and David Paulson. The annual Spring Game, on Saturday, April 28th, showed the team is in very good shape for 2012.
Jason Dufner has a two shot lead after three rounds of the 2012 Zurich Classic of New Orleans. In the final round on Sunday, April 29th, he will be paired with Graham DeLaet. Both Dufner and DeLaet are looking for their first career wins on the PGA Tour.
Jason Dufner, at 12-under par, has a one shot lead after the second round of the 2012 Zurich Classic of New Orleans. While Bubba Watson and Luke Donald are the headliners this week, three professionals looking for their first career wins are the leaders.
Andrew Luck, the quarterback from Stanford, will likely be the #1 Pick in the NFL Draft on Thursday, April 26, 2012. If he follows in the footsteps of these 5 former NFL #1 Picks, he may find himself appearing as an actor after his playing days are over.
Bubba Watson won a very exciting 2012 Masters championship with a spectacular shot on the second playoff hole. Carl Petterson and Ben Curtis each claimed a PGA Tour victory. Matt Every, however, may deserve to be the April PGA Tour Player of the Month.
Ben Curtis joined golf's major champions when he won the 2003 British Open. He claimed two more PGA Tour wins in 2006, but nothing since. At the 2012 Valero Texas Open, he has a three shot lead heading into the final round on Sunday, April 22nd.
David Mathis is in second place, two shots behind Ben Curtis, after the second round of the 2012 Valero Texas Open. Curtis has three career PGA Tour victories including a major, the 2003 British Open Championship. Who is David Mathis?
Matt Every shot a course record, 9-under par 63, to begin the 2012 Texas Open on Thursday, April 19th. He has led on the PGA Tour before, but has never won. A recent change to his approach may be working and may lead to victory number one.
When Eli Manning, quarterback of the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants, hosts NBC's Saturday Night Live, on May 5, 2012, he will follow four NFL quarterbacks who have hosted the show previously, beginning with Fran Tarkenton all the way back in 1977.
Carl Pettersson is the 54-hole leader at the 2012 RBC Heritage, one shot ahead of Colt Knost. Pettersson is going for his first PGA Tour win since 2010, Knost seeks his first career win on the Tour, when they tee it up Sunday, April 15th at Harbour Town.
Colt Knost is the 36-hole leader at the 2012 RBC Heritage, being played April 12-15th. This is the first time he has held an overnight lead on the PGA Tour by himself. With a win, Knost would become the third first-time winner of the 2012 PGA Tour season.
Kurt Russell stars as a football coach in the movie, Touchback, which opens in limited theaters on Friday, April 13, 2012. Russell previously played the role of hockey coach in the film, Miracle, which told the story of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team.
Colt Knost is at the top of the leaderboard at a PGA TOUR event for the first time, sharing the 18-hole lead at the RBC Heritage with Chad Campbell and Vaughn Taylor. Knost is looking for his first victory in 70 Tour events played.
Kate Upton appeared on the cover of the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Now she's on the big screen in The Three Stooges movie, opening Friday, April 13, 2012. Here are the five SI swimsuit cover models with the most movie appearances.
When Bubba Watson won the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament, on Easter Sunday, he became only the fourth left hander in history to win one of golf's major championships. He is one of the top 5 PGA lefties of all time.
Peter Hanson is the 54-hole leader at the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament, but an unknown to many golf fans. He is not even a full member of the PGA Tour. Who is Peter Hanson? Forget about leading the Masters, how did he even qualify to be in the tournament?
Saturday is Moving Day on the PGA Tour, when golfers position themselves to challenge in Sunday's final round. 17 players were within 3 shots of the lead in the third round of the Masters, until Phil Mickelson and Peter Hanson blistered the back nine.
When thinking about the Masters and Augusta National Club, thoughts are usually about the traditions and all the natural beauty. After round one in 2012, however, the players wanted to talk about mud. This is actually good for the masters of the game.
After three consecutive BCS bowl game appearances, as defending Rose Bowl champions, Oregon Duck Football is ready to take the field again. The 2012 Spring Game on Saturday, April 28, should be fun for the fans and illuminating for the coaches.
Oregon, Stanford, and USC all finished the 2011 college football season ranked in the top 10 nationally. Fans of these teams, and the rest of the PAC-12, will get their first look at the 2012 teams at the spring football games in April.
Rory McIlroy is a hot item of discussion for the media. He recently held the world #1 ranking for two weeks and is talked about as the next Tiger Woods. After five years as a professional, it's time for Rory to step up, to be among golf's greatest.
You've probably seen the video, or at least heard the story. Martin Kaymer made a skip shot hole-in-one at Augusta National's 16th hole this week. Why are the players trying trick shots, when they are supposed to be preparing for The Masters?
The 2012 Oregon Ducks are defending PAC-12 and Rose Bowl Champions, but they have lost their leading quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end from 2011. Spring practice will be an exciting time looking for the new leaders.
Charl Schwartzel won the 2011 Masters Golf Tournament. He is back to defend his championship in 2012, hoping to follow Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods, as the only players to have won the Masters in consecutive years.
The 76th Masters Golf Tournament is the premier sports event of Easter Weekend 2012. Also presented are the national television schedules for Major League Baseball's Opening Weekend, as well as the Final Weekend of the NHL regular season.
Are you looking for something fun to do, out of the house, on Easter weekend? Our list today includes some of the most traditional egg-related games you may remember from your childhood, plus a few places you can go for something truly special.
People tend to love a story about someone who overcomes great adversity to achieve success. This is a list of 10 athletes who, after their careers seemed to be over, made it back to the top. In one case this involved a change of sport.
There were six winners on the PGA Tour in March of 2012. Four of them finished in sixth place or better in a second tournament. This created a close contest for player of the month honors, but one player deserves the award more than the others.
Carl Petterson and Brian Davis will be paired together in the final round of the Shell Houston Open, tied for third place, three shots behind Louis Oosthuizen. Oosthuizen is already in the field for the Masters. Petterson and Davis need a win to qualify.
Gary Player has been named the 10th recipient of the PGA TOUR's Lifetime Achievement Award, joining others such as Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and George H.W. Bush. This article offers a brief review of each of the honorees.
On Tuesday, March 27, 2012, it was announced that Magic Johnson is about to become a part-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. If this deal is completed, Magic will join five other hall of fame athletes who have become owners of professional sports teams.
Lee Westwood was the #1 golfer in the world for 22 weeks in 2010 and 2011. Currently ranked #3, he has not won on the PGA or European Tours in nearly a year. This is a look at the recent records of the 5 players currently at the top of the world rankings.
Many of the best golfers in the world will soon be gathering for the 76th edition of the Masters Golf Tournament. This article reviews the things you need to know about the Masters, plus a prediction of who will win.
At age 21, Tiger Woods became the youngest Masters champion in history. He also set the record for largest margin of victory at 12 shots (Tom Kite was second). Now, at age 36, he has a bit more work to do to be the greatest golfer of all time.
Tiger Woods won the 2012 Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday, March 25, 2012. Woods' career total of 72 PGA Tour victories is only one behind that of Jack Nicklaus, who many consider to be the greatest golfer of all time.
Jason Dufner and Charlie Wi each shot 6-under par scores of 66 in the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Neither golfer has ever won a tournament in their PGA Tour careers, but they seem to be getting closer and closer in 2012.
Jason Dufner and Sang-Moon Bae are each looking for their first career win on the PGA Tour. After 54 holes at the Transitions Championship, they are one shot behind veterans Retief Goosen and Jim Furyk. It should be another exciting finish on March 18th.
After hitting his second shot from the rough into the water at #10 on Sunday, at the WGC Cadillac Championship, Tiger Woods walked with a noticeable limp. He managed to play one more hole before withdrawing, last seen driving himself away from the course.
After shooting a 5 under par 67 in Saturday's third round, Bubba Watson is the 54-hole leader of the WGC-Cadillac Championship. With a healthy three shot lead, Watson is only 18 holes away from winning his first-ever World Golf Championships title.
Australian Adam Scott opened with a 6 under par 66 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship, as did fellow countryman Matt Jones at the Puerto Rico Open. Each are co-leaders after the first round, with a chance for an Aussie Sweep of this week's PGA Tour events.
Rory McIlroy claimed the world #1 ranking when he won the Honda Classic. Tiger Woods closed with a 62 on Sunday, his best final round score ever on the PGA Tour. It will be exciting to see how these two stars follow those performances at the WGC-Cadillac.
The Official World Golf Ranking is endorsed by the four major championships and the International Federation of PGA Tours. Here is an explanation of how the ranking formula works, in simple terms everyone can understand.
Rory McIlroy did what was expected on Sunday, March 4, 2012, winning the Honda Classic and claiming the world #1 ranking. The final round at the PGA National Champion Course was made truly Super by the play of Lee Westwood, Tiger Woods and Tom Gillis.
Leading the 2012 Honda Classic after three rounds, Rory McIlroy has an opportunity to replace Luke Donald as the #1 ranked player in world professional golf. He needs to close out this victory on Sunday, March 4th, at the PGA National Champion Course.
Davis Love III made an ace, tied the course record with a 64, and held a two shot lead after Thursday's first round. By the time he came to the tee on Friday, three more 64s were on the board and a Tour Rookie, Brian Harman, had lowered the record to 61.
Five different players won tournaments on the PGA Tour in February, 2012. Each played in exactly three events during the month. This review of their overall performances shows why Phil Mickelson deserves to be Player of the Month.
Ben & Jerry's recently began selling Taste the Lin-Sanity frozen yogurt at it's Harvard Square location in Boston. This is the latest in a long line of celebrity-inspired flavors the company has offered. Here is a review of some of the best.
The final round of the 2012 Mayakoba Golf Classic began with Daniel Summerhays enjoying a two shot lead. By the end of the day on Sunday, February 26th, Summerhays finished in a tie for 5th, while Robert Allenby and John Huh went to a playoff.
Sang-Moon Bae and Will Claxton have an opportunity to become the first two rookies, ever, to win PGA Tour events on the same weekend. Qualifying for the Masters Championship with their victories, this would certainly be a difficult record to break.
Will Claxton is the first round leader at the 2012 Mayakoba Golf Classic, with John Huh and Mark Anderson one shot behing. A win for any of these players would be the first for a PGA Tour rookie in 2012, and would earn a spot in the Masters at Augusta.
Greg Norman, Spencer Levin, and defending champion Johnson Wagner will begin play at the 10th tee on Thursday, February 23rd. This first round pairing may well include the eventual champion of the 2012 Mayakoba Golf Classic.