Women in sports media: Milestone with Two female columnists on cover of USA Today; Numbers, though, should be higher

Excerpts from my latest column for Poynter. ******* The sports front page of the April 9 edition of USA Today featured two columns from the Masters. Nancy Armour wrote about Bubba Watson, while Christine Brennan looked at the favorites for the tournament. Think about that for a moment: Two women sports columnists being prominently displayed on by the one of the nation’s top circulation...
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Bubba taking big breaks before majors; no British for Shark

Bubba Watson has played only nine times this year, tied with Rory McIlroy for the fewest of any player among the top 75 on the PGA Tour money list. Watson played the Cadillac Championship at Doral and took off four weeks before the Masters. He is in the middle of a four-week break before showing up at the U.S. Open. The two-time Masters champion is simply trying to find the right...
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The letter Tiger Woods sent young boy being bullied

Last week Tiger Woods wrote a letter to a boy named Dillon who had been bullied and attempted suicide because he struggles with a stutter. Ron Sirak of Golf Digest has secured the Tiger letter. Golf Digest Dillon wrote a letter back to Sophie Gustafson, who has been mentoring Dillon, to tell Ron Sirak of Golf Digest thank you for getting things set in motion. “Thank...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Music in Sports Roundup: Bubba Watson Continues to Fancy Himself a Rapper

Each week, STACK brings you the latest news blending the worlds of music and sports. Scroll down to check out E-40 remixing his own song for a Golden State Warriors
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tiger Woods says he hasn’t slept since breakup with Lindsey Vonn

Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports During Tiger Woods’ press conference at the Players Championship on Tuesday he gave one of his most human answers when he talked about the month of May. His father, Earl Woods, passed away on May 3rd in 2006, and now, he’s dealing with a break-up after he and Lindsey Vonn decided to end their three-year relationship. “This three-day stretch...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson tags along on birthday date with Rickie Fowler, girlfriend (pic)

Ever since their time as two of the founding members of the Golf Boys, Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson have been tight. The dynamic duo of golf goofiness apparently are so close, in fact, that Watson recently tagged along on a date with Fowler and his girlfriend, Alexis Randock. Sure, playing the role of third wheel...Read More The post Bubba Watson tags along on birthday date with...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson pulled of the most insane golf trick shot in China you'll see this week

Bubba Watson and his caddie pulled of the baseball style golf trick shot.[Kyle Newport]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Bubba Watson hits golf ball with driver using baseball swing

When you’re Bubba Watson and the fourth-ranked golfer in the world, the sport comes easy.  That includes hitting a golf ball with his driver as though he was Ichiro (or Bryce Harper or another left-handed baseball player). I’m not sure why he says “you’re welcome” at the end. It isn’t like I thanked him for doing this. But whatever, Bubba Watson is quietly one of the...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bubba Watson raps on Christian rap track

For better or worse, Bubba Watson’s more than a one-trick pony. We already know Watson is one of the best golfers in the world. The two-time Masters winner is not only known for what he can do on the golf course, though. Watson also gets plenty of ink for what he does when he’s not bombing drives with his pink driver. Watson’s already made appearances in “music videos...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch this parody 'Master of Putters' and know @Goofnest is going to be huge

Master of Putters: Music Parody of PGA The Masters 2015. A Music Parody of The Masters 2015 starring Bubba Watson, Rory Mcilroy, Keegan Bradley, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Wood. Funny golf video clips at its best to get amped for US Masters Golf by Goofnest.comApplauding.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Jordan Spieth wins 2015 Masters

Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports Jordan Spieth is the 2015 Masters champion. The 21-year-old nearly set the tournament record, but missed the put on 18 to shoot 270.  Spieth is the second youngest player to win at Augusta National. Tiger Woods was five months younger than Spieth when he won the tournament in 1997.  Spieth and Woods are the only two to shoot 18 under par at the...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Masters Tee Times And Pairings: Jordan Spieth Tees Off At 9:57 A.M. Friday

Day 1 of the Masters did not disappoint. Texas native Jordan Spieth birdied nine holes en route to an astounding 8-under 64 at Augusta National on Thursday. Spieth tees off in one of the earlier groups of the day and hopes to continue his domination on Day 2. Four golfers are tied for second place behind Spieth at 5-under — Charlie Hoffman, Justin Rose...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Turn back time: Tom Watson shoots under par at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) Tom Watson showed the younger guys he can still get it done. It's been awhile since the 65-year-old faced a putt he really wanted to make at Augusta National. And it wasn't for the lead, to make the cut or for a green jacket. The putt Thursday from just inside 10 feet for a 1-under 71 allowed him to break par for the first time at the Masters since 2010. ''It's...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson’s 2015 Masters Dinner Menu Will Make You Root Against Him

Bubba Watson's 2015 Masters Dinner Menu will make you want to punch Bubba Watson in the junk.
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson serves same Masters Champions Dinner menu as in 2013 (pic)

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it apparently is Bubba Watson’s credo when it comes to planning a menu for some pretty esteemed company, as the 2014 Masters champion served the exact same meal as he did in 2013 following his triumph at Augusta National Golf Club the previous year. Watson opted to again go...Read More The post Bubba Watson serves same Masters Champions Dinner...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson Responds To Negative Poll: ‘I Need To Improve As A Man’

Other guys on the PGA Tour might not be too fond of Bubba Watson, but at least he’s owning up to it. ESPN.com conducted a secret survey recently, and one of the questions was “___ is in a fight in the parking lot. You’re not helping him.” Watson was the winner (or loser), with 23 of the 103 golfers surveyed naming him as the one they’d leave...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson on unflattering poll: ‘I need to improve as a man’

Bubba Watson publicly is taking in stride the results of an unflattering poll that indicated he might not be the most-liked player on the PGA Tour. Results of a player poll conducted by ESPN were released on Monday, and it wasn’t complimentary to Watson. The odd scenario posed in the question notwithstanding — “_______ is...Read More The post Bubba Watson on unflattering survey...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Bubba seeks 3rd green jacket: 'If I can do it, anybody can'

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) Bubba Watson is still trying to comprehend that he's a two-time Masters champion. Watson said Tuesday it hasn't really hit him that he won his first green jacket in 2012, much less captured his second last year. Then again, Watson feels he is better suited to defend his title this time around, saying he was a bit overwhelmed by all the attention after his first...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Tiger Woods on 2015 Masters: ‘I’m trying to beat everybody’

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports Tiger Woods spoke with the media on Tuesday afternoon about his game and getting back to the Masters. “I’m excited, excited to be back, back playing at this level,” Woods said, per CBS Sports. “My game is finally ready to compete at this level, the highest level, and I’m excited to be here. There’s no other tournament int he world like...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Tiger Woods will wear red each day of the Masters, not just on Sunday

Tiger Woods announced Friday that he will be playing in the Masters this week. So with that, Nike has put together Woods attire for the week, which includes red on each day of the tournament:   “One of the key opportunities for us was to introduce red throughout the course of the scripting, from Thursday to Sunday,” said Nike designer James Drew.     ...
Via Sports-Glory
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson most disliked player by his PGA peers?

Masters week is finally upon us, and Bubba Watson will be looking to defend his green jacket. Let’s just hope he doesn’t wind up having to defend himself in the parking lot. Watson, who won the Masters last year and in 2012, was recently voted as the most disliked player on the PGA Tour by...Read More
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson Wouldn’t Have Many PGA Tour Allies In Parking Lot Brawl

Bubba Watson comes across as a somewhat likable guy, but apparently his act isn’t very popular among his peers. An ESPN.com player poll revealed Watson might not have many friends on the PGA Tour, as he was chosen the most when players were asked which guy they wouldn’t help if he were in a parking lot fight. Here’s a look at the full poll graphic from ESPN.com. We don’t...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Rory McIlroy’s Nike ad pays tribute to Tiger Woods

In last week’s New York Times Magazine, Charles Siebert shared a story of a nine-year-old Rory McIlroy writing Tiger Woods a letter in 1999 that said he was “coming to get” Tiger. On Sunday, Nike released an ad called Ripple, starring a young McIlroy watching Woods dominate the world of golf. [FTW]               ...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Tiger Woods’ jet spotted at Augusta airport

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports Rumors have swirled as to wether Tiger Woods would play in this year’s Masters Tournament. The Augusta Chronicle reports that a plane matching the tail numbers of Tiger Woods’ Gulfstream G5 was parked at Augusta Regional Airport this morning. “Buzz has been swirling that Tiger Woods would be practicing at Augusta National Golf Club this...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Bubba Watson plays 'Pie Golf' with Jimmy Fallon (Video)

Pro golfer Bubba Watson played a round of "Pie Golf" with Jimmy Fallon on Monday night's episode of the Tonight Show.Watson and Fallon took turns hitting a ball towards a target in the back of the studio. If the ball stuck to one of the green areas on the target, the opponent would get a pie smashed in their face by "Mad Men" actress January Jones, who particularly enjoyed her...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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