Tag Archives: Golf

Is Tiger, Like Sherlock, Presumed Dead?

Sherlock Holmes had an unexpected second act. Can Tiger Woods have one as well?

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Golf & the Farthest Reaches of the Soul

Here’s a poem that captures some of the mental game of golf.

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Tiger on the Prowl Again

After years of quietude, Tiger Wood is once again as hungry as a–well, you know what. James Baldwin describes it.

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A Golf Poem about Liberated Children

In protest against laboring children, Scott Bates imagines the letter “L” going on strike.

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Tiger Woods Needs Krishna as Caddy

Like the hero of “The Bhagavad Gita,” Tiger Woods has lost his way in the self. A truly epic drama would be whether he can relocate his “perfect swing.” By which I mean his authentic self.

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Golf Suddenly Seems Green Again

Something happened in the course of the recent U. S. Open tournament. Lucille Clifton’s poem is about the “damn wonder” of renewal, and golf is catching a whiff of something fresh in the boy-faced Rory McIlroy.

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Will Tiger Woods Weep Bitter Tears?

Sports Saturday “When Roy looked into the boy’s eyes he wanted to say it wasn’t [true] but couldn’t, and he lifted his hands to his face and wept many bitter tears.” (The Natural) In a fine post for the New York Times that I wish I had written, Richard Wright turns to Bernard Malamud’s The […]

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