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Liguori: Wire-To-Wire Masters Champion Jordan Spieth Is Boost To American Golf

The golf world has a refreshing new champion. And lucky for the sports world, he’s exemplary on and off the course.

04/12/2015

Jordan Spieth (right) bumps fists on the 18th green with his caddie, Michael Greller, during the third round of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2015, in Augusta, Georgia. (credit: Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Liguori: Jordan Spieth, A Special Young Man, Hopes To Win His First Green Jacket

Spieth will take his 16-under par 200, the lowest 54-hole score ever at the Masters, to the first tee box.

04/12/2015

Jordan Spieth waves to patrons at the 18th hole during Round 2 of the 79th Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2015, in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: Spieth And Mentor Crenshaw Dominate Headlines At Masters

While Spieth was gaining more fame with his brilliant play, his mentor, two-time Masters champion and fellow Texan Ben Crenshaw, played his very last Masters after 44 appearances.

04/11/2015

Jordan Spieth celebrates a birdie on the 18th green for an 8-under 64 during the first round of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2015 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Liguori: Young Jordan Spieth Steals Show At The Masters

Jordan Spieth shot a stellar 8-under 64 in the first round Thursday at Augusta National, nine birdies overall — his only blemish was a bogey on the 15th.

04/10/2015

The leaderboard is seen near the first hole as players gear up for the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2015 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Liguori: Tiger, Bubba, Rory & Co. Bring Compelling Theater To Masters

With Tiger Woods at Augusta and with the status of his game still a mystery, this year’s tournament should be more exciting than ever.

04/08/2015

Tiger Woods walks past blooming azaleas at Augusta National Golf Club on April 7, 2015. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: This Should Be McIlroy’s Week, But Not With Tiger Back At Augusta National

Rory McIlroy’s historic quest should be the talk of Augusta National. And it probably would have been, had Tiger Woods not decided that his game was sharp enough to compete in his 20th Masters.

04/07/2015

Tiger Woods walks the course during a practice round prior to the start of the 2015 Masters Tournament on April 6, 2015 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Liguori: What The World Will See From Tiger At Augusta Remains A Mystery

All eyes were on Tiger Woods on Monday when the 39-year-old made a late-afternoon appearance at the practice area in preparation for his 20th Masters, which starts Thursday.

04/06/2015

Arnold Palmer speaks to the media during the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented By MasterCard at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge on March 18, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Liguori: Truly Timeless Arnold Palmer Holds Court At Invitational

He’s 85 years old and as sharp as can be. One of the most charismatic personalities in sports history, the legendary Arnold Palmer, is still going strong.

03/18/2015

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.

02/05/2015

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.

10/27/2014

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.

09/28/2014

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.

09/26/2014

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.

09/25/2014

U.S. captain Tom Watson and and his team on the seventeenth hole during practice sessions at the Gleneagles golf course in Gleneagles, Scotland, on September 23, 2014, ahead of the 2014 Ryder Cup. (Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: Make No Mistake, U.S. Wants Ryder Cup Just As Much As Europeans

The American team may be considered the underdogs in this Ryder Cup, but let’s not forget that the U.S. leads in the overall record, 25-12-2.

09/24/2014

Serena Williams (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: Serena Williams Wins 18th Grand Slam Title

Serena Williams dominated Caroline Wozniacki 6-3 6-3 in a match that took only an hour and 15 minutes. Serena smacked over 7 times the number of winners (29 winners to Wozniacki’s 4).

09/07/2014

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