We’re going back to the essential thing that made the core Time Inc. magazines iconic parts of the American cultural landscape in the first place. And that is an owner — a publisher, in the gentle lexicon of our trade — who is committed to one thing above all else: excellence.
Golf is a game of discipline -- including the discipline of silence. The 16th hole at Scottsdale is ruled by the game-show/reality-show mentality that dominates our culture today, and Michael Bamberger says the entire spectacle is awful.
The modern pro lives, as often as not, in a gated community in the southeast. Often married with young children, he has more pressure at home than you might guess. He does not relish — this is a generalization — the expectation that he will discuss his golf game or Tiger's future.
Thanks to an ill-timed flight, Michael Bamberger had to scramble to follow Tiger Woods's third-round 70 at Torrey Pines. But it also served as a reminder that there's still nothing in golf as exhilarating as tracking Tiger.
As far any anyone knows, Woods has used the exact same grip, in terms of make and model, for all but one of his major championship titles and the scores of other professional events he has won in various places in the world.
Woods returns to La Jolla, playing in his first full-field Tour event since posting 148 last year at this time and place. You can’t break par on either course playing out of the long, damp right rough. Tiger knows that. He knows everything about the place.