Now that the soap opera between golfer Tiger Woods and his ex-caddie Steve Williams seems to be over, perhaps the golf world can concentrate on the drama at the last major of the year -- the PGA Championship that starts Thursday in Georgia.
With the road to the Super Bowl now littered with Big Blue wheels, one of the principal figures in the Big Bang Burress nightclub incident has been wandering the gridiron in a thicker fog than the rest of the Giants. Antonio Pierce, under investigation for possible obstruction of justice, has seemed more than a tad off his game of late. In fact, the New York Post claims it has unearthed video of Pierce's last big play, and it came three weeks ago as the heart-and-soul linebacker tackled a comely wench in the West Side jiggle joint Head Quarters on the night in question.
The most pressing question in golf is not who will win the Smurfy blue jacket that goes to the winner of the Wachovia Championship. It's not whether Phil Mickelson can get any less popular with the rank and file after getting a free pass out of last week's EDS Byron Nelson pro-am.
MIAMI (AP) -- With the Masters right around the corner and his putting stroke lagging behind, Tiger Woods stayed on the practice green for close to an hour after the first round at Doral in a desperate search for a solution.
A rare and wonderful sight in golf is to see Tiger Woods by himself, working on his craft without a bunch of people around him, or around you, the intrepid spectator. Wednesday morning, before the first round of the Doral tournament -- the CA Championship, if you must -- Tiger did his customary thing. He went out for a practice round in the day's first light. The gates hadn't opened yet and there might have been 20 or 30 people around, hotel guests, off-duty workers and various others who somehow slipped in. No playing partners, no instructor, no rules official, no Shotlink lady, no kid carrying a walking scoreboard, no photographers -- just Steve Williams, the caddie, and Tiger, working it out.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick was very hands-on at the finish of last Sunday's playoff win over the Jets. In his haste to lay an awkward midfield man-hug on Jets coach Eric Mangini, Belichick shoved a Boston Globe photographer out of his way. Belichick later apologized, but as this list shows, it's far from the first time that a sports figure has wanted a camera (or cameramen) or reporter out of the picture.
Matthew Pinsent won the fourth gold medal of his Olympic career on Saturday as the British men's coxless four edged world champions Canada in one of the closest rowing finals in the history of the Games.