from MacroScope:

After “get in the hole!”, Europe remains in a hole

By Mike Peacock
September 29, 2014

Team Europe golfers pour champagne over captain Paul McGinley as they celebrate retaining the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles

Who says Europe is broken? The Ryder Cup stays here again and even Nigel Farage, leader of Britain’s anti-EU party, said he wanted Europe’s golfers to win.

from Unstructured Finance:

Stevie Cohen: the pop star edition

June 12, 2013

Hard to believe, there was a time when Steven A. Cohen was not all that well-known on Wall Street outside of the hedge fund industry. Some even used to confuse the then-paunchy hedge fund trader with a popular magician with the same name.

from Photographers' Blog:

Augusta: A tournament like no other

April 17, 2013

Augusta, Georgia

By Phil Noble

It was the author Mark Twain who wrote "Golf is a good walk spoiled" and although the persistent rain that dogged the final round play at this years Masters certainly made it tough for both players and photographers alike, the amazing photographs at the final hole of regular play and the subsequent thrilling playoff certainly ensured our "good walk" wasn't ruined.

from Photographers' Blog:

Covering the U.S. Open (and Tiger)

By Jeff Haynes
June 20, 2012

By Jeff Haynes

The U.S. Open is always one of the toughest events of the year to work. As photographers working a golf tournament we have to deal with more challenges during a week of golf than we might during the whole rest of the year. Weather, Tiger, blisters, Tiger, hills, Tiger, tight leader boards, Tiger, long days, Tiger, a sore body, Tiger, fog, Tiger, marshalls, Tiger and 155 other golfers not named Tiger.

from Left field:

“Luuuke” golf beginning to win over fans

May 29, 2012

Luke Donald's complete dominance of Wentworth's brutal West Course has led the world to sit up and take notice, while his chanting fans have also made their mark.

from Left field:

Has ‘Bubba golf’ got the legs for world domination?

April 11, 2012

Inspired by Bubba Watson’s brilliance, beautifully encapsulated in that wedge from the pine needles on Augusta’s feared 10th hole en route to winning the Masters on Sunday, I took to the range for a good old clout of the golf ball rather than worrying about a textbook swing.

from Breakingviews:

Why is IBM even sponsoring the Masters?

April 5, 2012

By Agnes T. Crane
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.Golf and business often mix well. But Augusta National Golf Club, which hosts the famed Masters tournament, staunchly remains an all-boys club. That conflicts with the diversity aims of tournament sponsor International Business Machines. The difficulty is particularly noticeable this year, given the gender of the technology company’s new chief executive, Virginia Rometty.

from Breakingviews:

Why is IBM even sponsoring the Masters?

April 5, 2012

By Agnes T. Crane
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.Golf and business often mix well. But Augusta National Golf Club, which hosts the famed Masters tournament, staunchly remains an all-boys club. That conflicts with the diversity aims of tournament sponsor International Business Machines. The difficulty is particularly noticeable this year, given the gender of the technology company’s new chief executive, Virginia Rometty.

from Left field:

Masters Live

April 4, 2012

Follow all the action and excitement of the Masters with our team of reporters and photographers at Augusta National as Tiger Woods goes in search of his fifth Masters title while a host of rivals, including Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and world number one Luke Donald seek the famous green jacket for themselves.

from Left field:

Woods wins at last but is Tiger “back” this time round?

March 26, 2012

"That was a huge win for Tiger Woods today. Our game just got a whole lot more interesting," scribed world number 11 Dustin Johnson on Twitter on Sunday after his fellow American dominated the field at Bay Hill to clinch the Arnold Palmer Invitational.