Tiger Woods and the forgiveness factor
Four rounds of high-quality golf at the Masters isn't enough to earn back our trust
When he was golden and the sport was enjoying runaway popularity, the golf world accepted the unknown in the Tiger Woods dynamic: Was he the reason the PGA Tour in general was connecting with the mainstream public, or was the mainstream public more interested in watching him than the golf?
In the 15 years Woods has been a professional, that dynamic has always served golf and served it lucratively well -- until this weekend. Saturday's third round through the last shot on Sunday contained ...
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Most of the bounces seemed to go Phil Mickelson's way Sunday at Augusta. None was better than seeing wife Amy greenside as he captured his third Masters title. Rick ReillyThe Masters
Date: Apr. 8-11, 2010
2010 champion: Phil Mickleson
Course: Augusta National Golf Club
Where: Augusta, Ga.
Yardage, par: 7,435 yards, par-72