The first decade of the 21st Century has been less than kind to New York sports fans. Yes, there was that bright shining moment in Arizona a couple of years ago when the Giants won an improbable Super Bowl championship at the expense of the New England Patriots. And, of course, Read More
There was little question that Father’s Day 2003 would be my father’s last. A doctor’s scrawl on a piece of paper left no room for doubt, or for hope. My father, the doctor wrote in November 2003, was an “unfortunate 73-year-old gentleman” who had Stage 4 cancer in his lungs and liver. The doctor attached Read More
FARMINGDALE, N.Y.-No one knows for sure what it would be like to watch golf at Yankee Stadium, but the noise coming from the bleachers at the Black Course of Bethpage State Park during the U.S. Open may have provided a clue.
At times, the crowds didn’t even need to see any golf to get excited. Read More
They’re calling it the “People’s Open,” which, to the uninformed, will sound as absurd as the notion of a “People’s Princess.” For the first time ever, the U.S. Open is being played on a municipal golf course, the kind of place where guys with big bellies, baseball grips and back-pocket flasks show up in shorts Read More
I’ve been trying to figure out exactly why I’m so intensely interested in seeing Phil Mickelson win his first major title and so unbelievably uninterested in whether Andrew Cuomo wins his.
In the case of Mr. Mickelson, the second-best golfer in the world, it’s probably a case of my showing solidarity with another embattled lefty-we Read More