By: John Boyette on August 8, 2011 - 11:54am - Add new comment

In case you missed it, Adam Scott won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday.

I understand if you didn't realize Scott was the winner because so much focus was put on his caddie, Steve Williams.

After Scott had secured a four-stroke win and had a brief interview on CBS, the main event started. Williams, who became famous as Tiger Woods' caddie, proceeded to tell the world how this was "the best week of my life.  I've caddied for 33 years, 145 wins now and that's the best win I've ever had."

By: John Boyette on July 1, 2011 - 12:06pm - Add new comment

In honor of the upcoming Fourth of July holiday, I wanted to get some feedback on the nation’s pastime as it is depicted on the silver screen.
Thanks to all of my Facebook friends who responded to my query, “What’s your favorite baseball movie?”
Predictably, opinions were strong and varied.
The Natural and Bull Durham were favorites among the guys. The gals enjoyed A League of Their Own. And Eight Men Out got a few votes.

By: John Boyette on June 29, 2011 - 3:23pm - Add new comment

OK, time to confess.

I didn't think South Carolina could win this year's College World Series.

Another confession: I'm a South Carolina grad, class of '87. Don't draw any deep conclusions.

Before the regionals began, I had a few folks ask me to assess the Gamecocks' chances. My answer: I thought they could make it back to Omaha, but I was worried about the pitching. I thought they'd bow out gracefully with a win, maybe two.

Turns out, I was wrong. Very wrong.

The pitching and defense were great, and the offense did just enough to win.

By: John Boyette on June 28, 2011 - 12:02pm - Add new comment

If you're a fan of the University of South Carolina's baseball team, then you've got to feel destiny is on your side at the College World Series.

How else do you explain the strange series of events that have the Gamecocks on the brink of another national championship?

The evidence, part I:

Virginia's best pitcher mows down the Gamecocks early Friday night, but leaves the game and South Carolina ekes out a win in 13 innings. Never mind how many runners the Cavaliers stranded. A throwing error brings in the winning run.

The evidence, part II:

By: John Boyette on June 15, 2011 - 11:43pm - Add new comment

The 111th U.S. Open begins this morning at Congressional Country Club. Here's what to expect:

Wide open

Tiger Woods is out because of injury, and Steve Stricker is the highest-ranked American in the field. Most experts (read: golf media) are calling this one of the most difficult ones to predict in years.

By: John Boyette on June 15, 2011 - 11:07am - Add new comment

I guess this is what happens when Tiger Woods is absent and Americans haven't won a major in more than a year.

Bubba Watson, Hunter Mahan, Ben Crane and Rickie Fowler -- all up-and-coming young Americans who have dubbed themselves as the Golf Boys -- have collaborated on a quirky music video. It debuted Tuesday night on The Golf Channel, and the reviews of "Oh, Oh, Oh" have not been positive. Especially here in the media center at the U.S. Open this week.

By: John Boyette on June 7, 2011 - 10:40pm - Add new comment

I didn't care much for Tuesday's big sports news: Tiger Woods is skipping next week's U.S. Open because of his ailing knee.

I know there are tons of good stories to write about in the 156-player field, but Tiger is the most interesting to me. Love him or hate him, no one moves golf's needle like Tiger. Golf's biggest storyline over the next few years will be Tiger's pursuit of Jack Nicklaus's record of 18 majors.

By: John Boyette on May 27, 2011 - 12:05pm - Add new comment

Here's a question for all of the UGA fans out there:

Is the Georgia-Florida game worth an extra 20 bucks?

The news broke yesterday that beginning in 2012, fans will pay $60 for regular tickets and $100 for club seating for the game formerly known as the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. That's up from the current prices of $40 and $70.

I started to ask if fans will pay it, but I already know the answer. Of course they will.

By: John Boyette on May 26, 2011 - 1:18pm - Add new comment


In honor of all the big races this weekend - Indy 500, Coca-Cola 600 and yes, even the Monaco Grand Prix - I've gotten into the spirit by attempting to identify the best movies about auto racing.

Thanks to my Facebook friends and some help from, I've gained a lot of knowledge on the subject this week. Not that I'm an expert, mind you, but it's been a fun conversation

First, let me clarify what constitutes an auto racing movie. (At least in my mind.) 

By: John Boyette on May 25, 2011 - 12:18pm - Add new comment

Tuesday was a big day for Tiger Woods news.

First, he held a press conference to promote his AT&T National tournament, and he said he plans to play in the upcoming U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club.

Then, Tuesday evening, the news broke that his longtime agent Mark Steinberg was no longer with IMG. Tiger has been with both IMG since turning professional in 1996. Steinberg took over as his agent in 1999.

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