Athletes not only sign big contracts on the field but off the field as well. Most athletes make more money off of their endorsement deals than their actual contract salary.
One day after U.S. captain Tom Watson said he trusted the injured star to give him the “straight skinny,” Woods said he called the 64-year-old captain to say he would not be available.
U.S. captain Tom Watson made it sound as if he were leaning more on Woods’ past than the current state of his game, not to mention his health.
Rory McIlroy celebrated his final birdie with a smile and a slight pump of his first, knowing that 8-foot putt gave him the outright lead Saturday in the PGA Championship.
On a soggy day at Valhalla, Rory McIlroy put himself in a familiar position — at the top of the leaderboard in the PGA Championship.
The divide just keeps growing. There’s Rory McIlroy, looking like the man to beat at Valhalla. Then there’s Tiger Woods, now most concerned with making it to the weekend.
“I hit a lot of bad shots and I never got a putt to the hole,” admitted Tiger. “I had plenty of looks to turn my round around and then post something even par, even under par.”
Looking much like a guy playing just his 11th competitive round since back surgery, Woods was spraying shots all over Valhalla on Thursday.
Tiger finally arrived at Valhalla on Wednesday, after three days of speculation about whether his ailing back would allow him to compete in the final major of the year.
I’m wondering, when it comes to Tiger’s health, who is helping him make these decisions? Is he even listening to his doctor?
Joe LaCava was at Valhalla. So was his car, a silver SUV parked in the spot assigned to the four-time PGA champion. As for Woods? Stay tuned.
Tiger was at Firestone, and the scene looked all too familiar. Except he wasn’t hoisting a trophy. He could barely bend over to pick up his tee.
With a stunning display down the stretch, including a pair of eagles, Rory McIlroy put a stranglehold on his third major championship by shooting a 4-under 68 Saturday, sending him to the final round of the British Open with a daunting six-shot edge.
Rory McIlroy cast aside any talk of those second-round doldrums with a performance at Royal Liverpool that threatened to turn this into another major championship runaway.
According to a new Harris Poll, NBA superstar LeBron James — now a member of the Cavaliers — is the United States’ favorite athlete.