Tiger Woods approaches the green on the third hole of the North Course during the Farmers Insurance Open Pro Am at Torrey Pines Golf Course on February 4, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

Liguori: As Longtime Sports Stars Keep Shining, Tiger’s Game Is MIA

This week Tiger is back at Torrey Pines, where he has won eight times. But he’ll start Thursday’s first round ranked 56th in the world.


Charlie Sifford hits a shot from the fairway during the 1994 Ralphs Senior Classic at the Rancho Park Golf Club in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Allsport/Getty Images)

Charlie Sifford, First Black PGA Tour Golfer, Dies At 92

A proud man who endured racial taunts and threats, Sifford set modest goals and achieved more than he imagined.


Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and quarterback Russell Wilson during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

5 Brutal Big-Moment Decisions Nearly As Bad As ‘The Call’

On Monday, WFAN’s Mike Francesa called the Seahawks’ decision to pass with the Super Bowl on the line “the single worst big-moment call in the history of sports.” Here are some other choices that stand out.


Maintenance workers take care of the Bethpage State Park Black Golf Course on September 6, 2014 in Bethpage, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Pro Golf Playoffs Will Be Back At LI’s Bethpage Black Course

The Barclays golf tournament will be contested at Long Island’s Bethpage Black course two more times.


Tiger Woods speaks with the media after shooting a second-round 11-over-par 82 and missing the cut at the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on Jan. 30, 2015 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Tiger Heads Home With Tail Between His Legs After Career-Worst 82

This might have been more painful than getting his tooth knocked out last week in Italy.


Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn in 2013. (Photo by Michel Cottin/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

Lindsey Vonn Backs Tiger’s Tale Of Missing Tooth

World Cup ski champion Lindsey Vonn is backing boyfriend Tiger Woods’ account of how he lost a front tooth.


Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn in 2013. (Photo by Michel Cottin/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods Loses Tooth, Unwittingly Upstages Vonn’s Historic Win

Tiger Woods made a surprise visit to Italy on Monday to watch girlfriend Lindsey Vonn capture her record 63rd World Cup race, but the photo that generated all the buzz was Woods missing his front tooth.


Fans hold a sign in support of Derek Jeter prior to the last game of the season against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on September 28, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The Top 14 Sports Stories Of 2014

Our sports teams here in New York weren’t all that good this past year — except for the Rangers (and, OK, now the Islanders). Still, we found reasons — both good and bad — to keep tuning in.


Buster Posey #28 and Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game 7 of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The 10 Most Memorable Sporting Events Of 2014

When we look back at 2014, these are some of the games — not to mention stock-car races, tennis finals and golf rounds — we’ll remember the most.


Ted Bishop (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Liguori: Firing PGA Of America President Ted Bishop Was The Right Move

For those of you who feel that firing Bishop was too harsh, one of the PGA of America’s primary objectives is to grow the game of golf.


Tiger Woods walks off the 18th green with former caddie Steve Williams during the final round of the 2011 Masters. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods’ Old Caddie Says He’d ‘Definitely’ Consider Reunion

Steve Williams plans to retire but will consider offers of part-time work next year and would team up with former boss Tiger Woods, if asked.


Rory McIlroy hits from the second tee during the second round of The Barclays at The Ridgewood Country Club on Aug. 22, 2014 in Paramus, New Jersey. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

McIlroy Wins 2nd PGA Tour Player Of The Year Award In 3 Years

McIlroy joined Tiger Woods, Greg Norman and Nick Price as the only multiple winners of the Jack Nicklaus Award since it began in 1990.


Europe team captain Paul McGinley and Rory McIlroy of Europe pose with the Ryder Cup trophy and team mates after the Singles Matches of the 2014 Ryder Cup on the PGA Centenary course at the Gleneagles Hotel on September 28, 2014 in Auchterarder, Scotland.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Liguori: Icy American Press Conference Takes Away from European Ryder Cup Win

The stories written after the European team won the Ryder Cup for the 3rd straight time and the eighth time in ten should be about their top form, dominating the alternate shot sessions on Friday and Saturday, needing only four points in Sunday’s singles matches to retain the Ryder Cup and being able to continue their fine play to win.


Jordan Spieth of the United States tees off on the 6th during the Morning Fourballs of the 2014 Ryder Cup on the PGA Centenary course at the Gleneagles Hotel on September 26, 2014 in Auchterarder, Scotland. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Liguori: American Rookies Spieth, Reed Shine In Early Fourballs Competition

Leave it to two Ryder Cup rookies, 21-year-old Jordan Spieth and 24-year-old Patrick Reed, to shine brightly in the very first competition of the Ryder Cup: the fourballs competition, which started Friday morning.


Matt Kuchar of Team USA tees of the 16th, watched by teammate Jim Furyk during a practice session at the Gleneagles golf course in Gleneagles, Scotland, on September 25, 2014. (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: Ryder Cup Set To Start With Interesting Pairings

Leading off for the Americans will be two-time Masters champ Bubba Watson and his buddy, 2012 U.S. Open champ Webb Simpson.


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