1. Will 2nd-Round Jinx Ruin Rory McIlroy After Taking Lead at 2014 British Open?

    Among the many historical footnotes regarding the Royal Liverpool course that’s hosting the British Open is one that has absolutely nothing to do with golf...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 4,137 reads 1 comments

  2. Rory McIlroy Battling Inconsistency and Lofty Expectations at 2014 British Open

    Ever since Rory McIlroy was recognized as a golfing prodigy destined to contend for major titles, it has been assumed that he would one day reign as champion of the British Open...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 3,803 reads 2 comments

  3. Why British Open-US Open Double Is Among Golf's Toughest Feats

    All 156 players in this week's British Open have a chance to hoist the champion's Claret Jug, but only one has a shot at completing a feat that has been accomplished by only six players in the history of golf...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 4,117 reads 2 comments

  4. Then and Now: Tiger Woods Back at Royal Liverpool After Emotional 2006 Title

    Even the biggest Tiger Woods fan has to concede that there has often been a robotic undertone to his game and his demeanor...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 13,724 reads 16 comments

  5. Tiger Woods' Speedy Return from Back Surgery Comes with Warning Signs

    Tiger Woods no doubt can afford the best medical advice in the world. My question: Is he following it? Love or hate Tiger, it’s welcomed news for golf fans that he’ll ...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 37,994 reads 39 comments

  6. Martin Kaymer Elevates to Golf's Elite with 2014 US Open Victory

    It’s time to revise the debate about who the best golfer under the age of 30 is. Martin Kaymer shuffled that deck in a big way Sunday with one of the most dominating U...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 9,455 reads 4 comments

  7. Martin Kaymer on Verge of Making Golfing History for Germany at 2014 US Open

    It isn’t often that we’ve seen German athletes dominate their sport while competing on American soil, but Martin Kaymer appears destined to join that very select group with a victory at the U...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 12,115 reads 3 comments

  8. 2014 US Open at Dry and Sandy Pinehurst Gives Glimpse of Golf's Future

    Given how sandy the U.S. Open is this year, perhaps it makes sense that there was an apparent desert mirage effect as the world’s greatest golfers made their way around the storied Pinehurst No...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 5,895 reads 2 comments

  9. Tough Time for Phil Mickelson to Be on Center Stage at 2014 US Open

    No matter how calm and optimistic he sounds, you have to wonder what’s really going on in Phil Mickelson ’s mind this week as play awaits at the U.S. Open...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 5,724 reads 3 comments

  10. The No-Tiger Effect: How Woods' Absence Is Taking the Glow off Golf's Majors

    As golf prepares for a second straight major without its biggest name, exactly how much does the sport miss Tiger Woods ? Oh, only about as much as you’d miss your lungs if you woke up without them tomorrow...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 42,510 reads 98 comments

  11. Horse Racing Must Be Very Cautious About Tinkering with Triple Crown Format

    Let’s start with a simple truth about horse racing: It’s a sometimes dynamic sport that draws crowds of more than 100,000 to each of its Triple Crown events but is largely ignored the rest of the year...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 6,103 reads 33 comments

  12. Frustration Mounts as Tonalist Ruins California Chrome's 2014 Triple Crown Bid

    No sports fans are more conditioned to deal with an upsetting loss than those who follow horse racing. They've all torn up betting tickets they were certain would pay off, and they ...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 14,747 reads 29 comments

  13. Why We've Waited So Long for Another Triple Crown Winner

    Thirty-six years. That’s how long horse racing has gone without a Triple Crown winner, easily the longest drought since Sir Barton became the first thoroughbred to sweep the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes in 1919...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about over 3 years ago 57,534 reads 31 comments

  14. Preakness Winner 2014: Breaking Down California Chrome's Triple Crown Chances

    If this were 1979, when horse racing had witnessed three Triple Crown winners in the previous six years, the analysts would be in unanimous agreement that California Chrome was about to claim his sport’s ultimate prize...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 45,250 reads 29 comments

  15. California Chrome in Great Spot for Victory in 2014 Preakness Stakes

    Nearly everything appears in place for California Chrome to win the Preakness Stakes on Saturday and ramp up expectations that this will be the year that horse racing finally gets its first Triple Crown winner since 1978...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 2,844 reads 1 comments

  16. Why the Preakness Is a Jewel of Its Own in the Triple Crown Season

    For some fans of horse racing’s Triple Crown, there might be a temptation to point out that "Preakness" rhymes with "weakness." Ah, the poor Preakness Stakes...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 3,825 reads 1 comments

  17. Is Martin Kaymer Back in Elite Form with Wild Win at 2014 Players Championship?

    The universe messed with Martin Kaymer Sunday at The Players Championship . Specifically, it was Mother Nature having some wicked fun on Mother’s Day...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 5,450 reads 4 comments

  18. Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana II Is a Rematch Waiting to Happen

    Marcos Maidana didn ’t win the fight, at least not on the judges’ cards (117-111, 116-112, 114-114). But he made it crystal clear that Floyd Mayweather Jr...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 84,596 reads 629 comments

  19. Kentucky Derby Winner 2014: Breaking Down California Chrome's Triple Crown Odds

    I’m guessing scalpers in New York boosted prices on tickets to the Belmont Stakes within seconds of seeing California Chrome breeze to victory in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 65,752 reads 12 comments

  20. California Chrome Brings Renewed Attention to Horse Racing's Mating Game

    Imagine hearing that there is a hot baseball prospect on the horizon with fascinating family ties to Hall of Fame players. On his dad’s side, relatives include Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 15,601 reads 3 comments

  21. Will Some New Celeb Help Floyd Mayweather Jr. Top His Justin Bieber Entrance?

    All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they all have their exits and their entrances… When William Shakespeare wrote that line, he had ...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 16,641 reads 23 comments

  22. Kentucky Derby Is a Grand Slice of Americana That Everyone Should Sample

    “Have a good Derby.” That’s what the welcoming residents of Louisville, Ky. tell visitors all week as the anticipation builds for Saturday’s 140th running of the Kentucky Derby...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 9,746 reads 15 comments

  23. Jordan Spieth Shows He's Just What Golf Needs as Runner-Up at 2014 Masters

    As Bubba Watson sank his Masters-winning putt on Sunday, the most captivated spectator just might have been the 20-year-old who stood at the edge of the 18th green, hands on hips, taking it all in...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 30,383 reads 19 comments

  24. Manny Paquiao Shouldn't Eye Floyd Mayweather Superfight Despite Beating Bradley

    Did you hear it? I’m pretty sure I did. A collective groan from boxing fans coast-to-coast late Saturday night when HBO’s Jim Lampley signed off on the Manny Pacquiao-Tim ...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 50,127 reads 265 comments

  25. 20-Year-Old Jordan Spieth on the Brink of Masters History

    There are many sports records we think of as virtually unbreakable. Among them, Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak and Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point night...

    Tom Weir Written by Tom Weir about almost 4 years ago 8,495 reads 4 comments