Columnist Confirms Paige Plagiarized Le Batard

EXCLUSIVE: Last week I reported that ESPN’s Woody Paige had lifted quotes from an April 4 story published by SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL to fill out his June 5 column in the DENVER POST.

In SportsBusiness Journal reporter John Ourand’s original story, published over two months ago, he wrote:
Maxwell recalls sitting in an Anaheim, Calif., bar […]


Video: 1998 Camry Defeats PGA Putting Green

If you’re in the Twin Cities, a responding Police helicopter with infra-red technology, K-9 unit and local, county and state police on the scene can mean only one thing.

A drunk dude drove his ‘98 Camry onto the pristine Hazeltine Golf Club putting green and driving range. (Hazeltine has hosted the PGA Championship in 2002 and […]


JoAnne Carner’s Ad Has Roger Maltbie in a Thong

Global advertising site Coloribus - via Geoff Shackelford - has this print ad of a caricatured Tiger Woods that’s currently being featured in magazines in India.

(How flattering. Welp, at least he got pai … oh hell nah?)
The ad, for Indian mattress company Shivam, was produced last December by the Mumbai division of the Mccann […]


LPGAer Outrage At “Imaginary” Tournament Purse

Some of the top current and former female golfers in the world, including Cristie Kerr, Paula Creamer, Morgan Pressel and Annika Sorenstam, have expressed serious reservations over the LPGA’s decision to stage an official tournament event in which the entire purse will be “imaginary.”

(Michelle Wie, Morgan Pressel may skip ill-conceived tournament)
Randall Mell of The Golf […]


2011: PGA Tour Likely Lifting Fan Cellphone Ban

The Golf Channel reports this weekend that the PGA Tour is closing in on a decision to allow fans to keep their cell phones during play of its 2011 schedule of events.

TGC’s Steve Sands reports:
The PGA Tour will allow fans to have cell phones at events next year as long as they are on a […]


LPGA Member Vote Likely To Admit Transgenders

Randall Mell of the Golf Channel reports that in “direct response” to a month-old federal lawsuit filed by 57-year-old Lana Lawless, who was born a man, the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) is likely to “allow” for the removal of its requirement that players be “female at birth.”

(Transgender Lana Lawless: “born a female” LPGA law […]


Golfer Withdrew Day After $100,000 On Booze?

PGA Tour party animal Anthony Kim is in Vegas this week to play the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

(Dude is trained champagne shower professional)
Correction: PGA Tour party animal Anthony Kim was in Vegas this week to play the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Blaming a thumb injury, the golfer withdrew from […]


Don’t Have Favorite PGA Tour Golfer? You Do Now

Until recently, three-time PGA Tour tournament winner Ben Crane was best known - at least to the general public - as one of two PGAers who was misquoted criticizing the alt-lifestyle of Tiger Woods late last year. Crane’s also notorious amongst his golfing peers and media for being an excruciatingly slow player.

Though we’ve learned in […]


Why Allow Your Colon To Harm Your Handicap?

Golf blogger Geoff Shackelford with a spectacular pickup today. Introducing the Potty PutterĀ®:

(Halftime flies by!)
Yes, it’s real.


Photos: “Cigar Man” In Tiger Photo Revealed

Rick Chandler tipped me off today to a Saturday LONDON DAILY MAIL report that reveals the identity of “cigar man” - the celebrated, fake-mustachioed gentleman seen in a recent, widely circulated photo of Tiger Woods hitting a shot at the Ryder Cup in Wales.

The Mail reports that the mystery man is a Brit named Rupesh […]