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Luke Guthrie chips onto the green during a practice round prior to the start of the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2, on June 9, 2014. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Liguori: Brilliant Short Game Will Determine U.S. Open Champ At Pinehurst

What, no ankle-deep rough? What kind of U.S. Open is this? A course with no tall, gnarly rough seems almost unheard of.

06/12/2014

The statue of Payne Stewart at Pinehurst. (Photo by Ann Liguori/WFAN)

Liguori: Memory Of Payne Stewart Permeates Pinehurst, U.S. Open

It seems like just yesterday when I was here, in 1999, when Stewart won an electrifying U.S. Open. Four months later, Stewart and five others perished in a plane crash.

06/11/2014

Ron Guidry and Yogi Berra (Credit: Ann Liguori/WFAN)

Liguori: National Treasure Yogi Berra Hosts 23rd Annual Charity Golf Tourney

The day was bittersweet, as Carmen Berra was truly missed. The gorgeous day seemed to be a gift from the beloved Carmen, who was married to Yogi for 65 years and passed away on March 6 of this year.

06/04/2014

Mike McCarley, President, Golf Channel, Mike Whan, Commissioner, LPGA Tour, Pete Bevacqua, CEO, PGA of America, John Veihmeyer, Chairman, KPMG and Stacy Lewis, LPGA Professional speak to the media during a press conference to announce a KPMG Women's PGA Championship on May 29, 2014. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for KPMG)

Liguori: New Women’s Golf Major Should Be Huge Boost For The Game

Ways to “grow the game” has dominated conversations for years now in golf. The announcement made Thursday should give the women’s game a much-needed boost.

05/30/2014

Adam Scott presents Bubba Watson with the green jacket after Watson won the Masters by a three-stroke margin at Augusta National Golf Club on April 13, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Liguori: Spieth Turns Heads, But Masters Again Belongs To Bubba

He’s come from humble beginnings. He’s never had a golf lesson in his life. And he loves to do things his own way. That’s Bubba Watson, and he is the proud winner of two green jackets in three years.

04/14/2014

Jordan Spieth of the US prepares to putt on the 17th green during the third round of the 78th Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia.  (Photo by  TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: Young & Old Shine At Masters — Spieth, Jimenez, Couples Could Make History

With all the talk of Tiger missing this tournament and Phil missing the cut, the future of golf is perched at the top of the leaderboard. His name is Jordan Spieth.

04/13/2014

Bubba Watson of the United States hits out of the bunkers on the second hole during the second round of the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2014. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Liguori: Bubba Electrifies with 5 Straight Birdies And Candor

When any player goes on a birdie barrage at Augusta National, it’s exciting. When Bubba Watson does, it’s downright exhilarating!

04/11/2014

Bill Haas watches his tee shot on the 17th hole during the first round of the 2014 Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Liguori: Haas Leads At Masters, But Top Names Knocking At The Door

Bill Haas made a statement with his birdie on 18, and then watched from the clubhouse as Bubba Watson put on a clinic, despite the wind picking up Thursday afternoon, making conditions trickier.

04/11/2014

Chairman of Augusta National, Billy Payne, speaks with the media prior to the start of the 2014 Masters on April 9, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Liguori: Even Sans Tiger, Augusta National Chairman All Smiles At Annual Address

Billy Payne touched on a number of topics Wednesday — including the absence of Tiger Woods and last year’s rule controversy — during his annual address on the eve of the Masters.

04/09/2014

Jordan Spieth hits a shot out of the bunker on the eighth hole during Round 1 of the Shell Houston Open on April 3, 2014 in Humble, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Liguori: Will Rookies Steal The Spotlight At This Year’s Masters?

Don’t fret. Even with you-know-who out of the Masters for the first time ever, there are many other exciting scenarios and players in the field.

04/08/2014

Tiger Woods plays his approach shot on the second hole during the third round of the 2013 Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 13, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Liguori: Tiger Is Out Of The Masters, But He Won’t Be Out Of The Conversation

Even though Tiger Woods will be missing the first Masters of his career, like it or not, it’s a good bet that “Tiger Talk” will still dominate at next week’s tournament.

04/02/2014

Patrick Reed celebrates with his wife, Justine, on the 18th green after his one-stroke victory during the final round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral on March 9, 2014 in Doral, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Liguori: Rising Star Patrick Reed Wins On PGA Tour For 3rd Time

Patrick Reed has wasted little time in making a name for himself on the PGA Tour. In only his second year on Tour, he’s already racked up three PGA Tour titles in seven months.

03/10/2014

Austria's Hermann Maier competes during the men's Super-G on March 12, 2009. (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: The Top 3 Olympic Moments That I’ve Covered

As many sports fans have caught the Olympic spirit, I’ve been asked about my favorite Olympic moments, having covered six Olympic Games through the years. Here are my top three.

02/10/2014

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) and Lance Armstrong (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Liguori: It’s Time For A-Rod To Follow In Lance’s Footsteps And Come Clean

It seems all too simple: Admit you were wrong AND apologize. Only then will he be able to move on in a healthy and better way. Time will only dissipate the dark cloud if he comes clean. The same can be said for Armstrong.

01/17/2014

South African President Nelson Mandela raises his fist during a meeting in Mpumalanga on Nov. 13, 1993. (credit: Getty Images)

Liguori: Mandela Used Sport As A Vehicle For His Message Of Unification

Nelson Mandela used sport to inspire and transform. The great leader, a boxer in his youth, understood the power of sport to influence and unify.

12/06/2013

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