Stories by Scott Michaux

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Michaux: Swofford's moves help ACC keep pace

In the Game of Thrones that is conference alignment, John Swofford is "Littlefinger" whose ruthless and cunning ways have positioned the Atlantic Coast Conference among the collegiate titans.
By Scott Michaux

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Michaux: Parel welcomes challenge of Carnoustie

Scott Parel isn't the first novice to take his first swing at a links championship at the infamous Carnoustie, site of the Senior British Open, which starts on Thursday.
By Scott Michaux

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Michaux: It will be hard to ever top Royal Troon's final round shootout

The Shootout at High Troon was the greatest major championship showdown in the history of golf.
By Scott Michaux

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Michaux: Break for surgery could refresh Howell

The timing for surgery to remove a non-cancerous mass in his neck could a blessing for Charles Howell.
By Scott Michaux

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Michaux: Golf gods worked their vigilance once again

There are moments in golf that will make anyone a true believer in fate. The cruel turn his putt at history made on the final green a Royal Troon on Thursday converted Phil Mickelson.
By Scott Michaux

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Michaux: Georgia coach is managing expectations

Georgia coach Kirby Smart's opening statement at SEC Media Days was a mastercraft performance in being courteous while revealing little.
By Scott Michaux

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Michaux: Williams sisters accomplishments are amazing

The Serena-Venus Williams era will have to come to a close eventually, but we should relish it while it's still going strong.
By Scott Michaux

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Michaux: New Georgia Tech basketball coach has drive, energy

New Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner has been coming to the Peach Nike since 1996 when he coached for Houston Hoops.
By Scott Michaux

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Michaux: Hoffa gave it one final go for the Olympics

It was not the storybook walk-off triumph that every athlete dreams of finishing with, but Reese Hoffa bowed out with a valiant effort in the wake of the inevitable.
By Scott Michaux

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Michaux: Golf's leaders need some common sense

It's time for golf to use some common sense to solve some of its issues
By Scott Michaux

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Coastal Carolina coach got his start at USC Aiken

Former USC Aiken baseball coach Gary Gilmore's mid-major Chanticleers of Coastal Carolina shocked the baseball world with a 4-3 victory over Arizona on Thursday for the school's first NCAA ...
By Scott Michaux

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Michaux: There's only one Pat Summitt

Pat Summitt forever changed women’s intercollegiate athletics by being the biggest name in it.
By Scott Michaux

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Michaux: Hoffa set to take one last shot at Olympics

One way or another, Friday will be about history for Reese Hoffa. Either he will qualify for a record-tying fourth Olympics in shot put at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Eugene, Ore., or his ...
By Scott Michaux

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Michaux: There will be no golfing version of Dream Team in Olympics

There'll be no golfing version of the Dream Team in the Olympic Games. With only three weeks to go before the 60-player fields are set based on world rankings, the list of male defectors may grow, ...
By Scott Michaux

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Michaux: Birdie for Johnson, bogey for USGA

Not only did Dustin Johnson beat everybody on the course and tame Oakmont, he handled all the unnecessary noise with a grace and maturity that he's normally not associated with.
By Scott Michaux

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Michaux: Johnson has the talent to win many more majors

Only Dustin Johnson could finally end his long-suffering major championship history on America's meanest golf course in the middle of a Twitter riot with the Sword of Damocles hanging over his head.
By Scott Michaux

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Michaux: Chase Parker gives family day to remember

The Parker clan were all giddy to still be at Oakmont watching Chase Parker competing alongside the reigning Masters champion in the U.S. Open.
By Scott Michaux

Friday, June 17, 2016

Michaux: Major misery could end for Johnson, Garcia or Westwood

OAKMONT, Pa. — Any U.S. Open championship is designed to be the most grueling and miserable experience in major golf. Few people understand that better than Dustin Johnson, Lee Westwood and Sergio ...
By Scott Michaux

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Ex-Augusta State golfer makes major debut at U.S. Open

OAKMONT, Pa. - Former Augusta State golfer Derek Chang is making his major golf debut today at the U.S. Open.
By Scott Michaux

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Michaux: Slam talk shouldn't include Willett

OAKMONT, Pa. - The obligatory "grand slam" questions await every reigning Masters Tournament champion when he shows up to the U.S. Open venue. Jordan Spieth's 2015 run only intensified the glare ...
By Scott Michaux
 
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