Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus totaled 13 Masters wins in 28 years. These three sporting icons are inextricably linked, not least by their Green Jackets. Nowadays they mostly play for fun, but halcyon memories of their springtime deeds in Georgia will never fade. Paul Trow looks forward to the day this illustrious trio […]
or so long Colin Montgomerie has been the bridesmaid at golf’s greatest festivals. Five times he has finished a runner-up in major championships. Yet he has consistently saved his best golf for the Ryder Cup. Last fall, though, he capped everything he had ever done on a course by masterminding Europe’s recapture of the iconic […]
Potentially the greatest sports story ever came within an eight-foot putt of being told after the 2009 British Open. Just six weeks shy of his 60th birthday, one of the game’s true champions was poised to eclipse his finest hour 32 years earlier on the same stretch of Scotland’s west coast. Alas it was not […]
The meeting between Arnold Palmer and Annika Sorenstam at Bay Hill earlier this year, exclusively reported in Kingdom 13, generated enough opinions and reminiscences to fill a book. So rather than deny our readers access to much of this fascinating information, we have split the text into two. Here is the second article.
Daniel Chopra probably has more stamps in his passport than you do; despite the fact that he’s neighbors with Arnie, his job and his family are often out of this country—good thing his short game is out of this world.
The earliest stars of Major championship golf were a father and son who between them won eight of the first 12 [British] Opens. They shaped the growth of the modern game with their exploits and achievements, but their personal tales were as much scarred by tragedy as gilded with triumph.