Ann Liguori

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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).


Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot against Kei Nishikori of Japan during their men's singles semifinal match on Day Thirteen of the 2014 US Open.. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Liguori: Top Seed Novak Djokovic Sent Home Early

Kei Nishikori became the first Asian man to advance to a Grand Slam final. The 24-year-old from Japan ousted the top-ranked player in the world, Novak Djokovic, 6-4, 1-6, 7-6, 6-3.


Marin Cilic reacts after winning a point against Tomas Berdych during their quarterfinal match at the US Open on Sept. 3, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Liguori: Cilic Has Come A Long Way Since Suspension For Positive Drug Test

A year ago, Cilic did not play the US Open. He pulled out of Wimbledon, claiming he had a knee injury, but it was later revealed that he had failed a drug test.


Gael Monfils of France returns a shot to Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during their fourth round match at the US Open on Sept. 2, 2014. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Liguori: No Coach? No Problem For France’s Gael Monfils

Colorful Gael Monfils is back in the US Open quarterfinals.


Serena Williams of the United States returns a shot to Kaia Kanepi of Estonia during their women's singles fourth round match at the US Open on Sept. 1, 2014.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Liguori: Top Seeds Williams, Djokovic Have No Problem Beating The Heat

The top seeds made it look easy on a hot and humid Labor Day.


Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark celebrates match point against Maria Sharapova of Russia after winning their women's singles fourth round match on Day Seven of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Liguori: Caroline Wozniacki, Re-focused, Finds Herself In The Quarterfinals

10th seed Caroline Wozniacki dazzled on the Ashe Stadium Court in the third set, beating 5th seed and 2014 French Open champ Maria Sharapova 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 to advance to the quarterfinals.