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Say It's So, Tiger Woods!

Let's assume that all the accusations of serial philandering are true. That no waitress was safe from Tiger Woods' charms. What right do we, the public, have to be upset? Woods never presented himself as a pillar of moral virtue. He marketed himself as a great golfer. His job was to knock balls into holes—which he did. He didn't cheat at golf.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  02-20-2010  |  Sex

Meet Kelly Slater: Golfer, Activist and a Decent Surfernew

On the board, Kelly Slater’s been the youngest and oldest champion his sport has known, claiming a record-crushing nine world titles and earning him comparisons to Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Mark C. Anderson  |  02-11-2010  |  Sports

Golf Course Mowers to Challenge Noise Regulations in Idahonew

Noise complaints at an exclusive Boise golf course lead to a Constitutional challenge of the county noise ordinance.
Boise Weekly  |  Nathaniel Hoffman  |  11-05-2008  |  Policy Issues

Riverside's Castle Park: Southern California's Minigolf Meccanew

Sure, this bastard love child of real golf and Chutes and Ladders is what Satan would make Tiger Woods play if he wound up in Hell. And yeah, it's just about the tackiest sport ever invented. But minigolf is also supremely relaxing.
L.A. Weekly  |  Gendy Alimurung  |  05-27-2008  |  Recreation

Avoiding the Sand Trap: Bush's Great Iraq Sacrificenew

In August 2003, when Bush claims he decided to stop golfing, nearly 1,000 Americans had already suffered serious injuries. And as CBS News reported, he didn't really stop golfing until that October. He wasn't lying; it just takes that long for a thought to travel from his brain to his putter.
San Diego CityBeat  |  D.A. Kolodenko  |  05-21-2008  |  Commentary

Teeing Off on President Bush, the 'Ex-Golfer'new

The fact that giving up a game is the way he decided to show "solidarity" with the families of fallen soldiers shows (as if we needed additional evidence) his utter disconnection from reality.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Marty Aussenberg  |  05-19-2008  |  Commentary

In the Shadow of the U.S. Opennew

Just a chip shot away from the site of the U.S. Open in Pinehurst, N.C., are neglected African-American neighborhoods with no city water, sewer or trash collection. Activists hope to grab some of the golf tournament's spotlight to get local leaders to address the problem.
INDY Week  |  Jennifer Strom  |  05-06-2005  |  Economy

Former Basketball Star Faces Tough Timesnew

Bobby "Bingo" Smith, an Original Cavalier, once had it all. Now, with his heart failing, his son facing murder charges, and his earnings long gone, he wishes he could do any kind of work for the Cavaliers again.
Cleveland Scene  |  Joe P. Tone  |  03-15-2005  |  Sports

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