John Hawkins

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  • George W. Bush, then governor of Texas, sparked the team with his Alamo speech.
    FROM THE ARCHIVE: 1999 RYDER CUP

    Inside Golf's Greatest Comeback

    Behind the scenes of the final 24 hours at the Battle of Brookline
    September 11, 2010
  • The recent American resurgence in team play has helped people forget the disappointments of the past.

    Group Revival

    Once a cause for concern, American performances in team competition are again worth celebrating. As John Hawkins writes, that bodes well for next year's Ryder Cup in Wales
    October 14, 2009
  • making their points: Woods' 5-0 record included a dramatic putt on No. 17 in Saturday foursomes, while Mickelson, 4-0-1, also had a hot putter.

    Bay City Rollers

    Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods lead the way as the U.S. tops the Internationals, 19½-14½, at Harding Park for a fifth straight Presidents Cup victory
    October 12, 2009
  • Harding Park as the permanent U.S. home of the Presidents Cup makes sense on a number of levels.

    Let's Do This Again

    Regardless of the outcome this weekend, Harding Park has proven itself deserving of more Presidents Cups
    October 9, 2009
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    The Hardest Shots In Golf

    Is there a shot that sends shivers of fear up your spine? The Angry Golfer has a whole list of them
    September 28, 2009
  • Even with some of the questionable changes made there in recent years, Augusta National is still the best course the PGA Tour plays.

    Writer's Choice

    In the spirit of Golf World's Readers' Choice Awards, John Hawkins reveals his list of the top 10 courses played on the PGA Tour
    September 23, 2009
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    Finally An Original Ranking

    Everyday golfers know what they like and the Angry Golfer thinks they're worth listening to
    September 21, 2009
  • Even if Tiger Woods has had plenty of opportunities to celebrate this year, that doesn't make 2009 one of his best seasons,

    Not Bad, But...

    With six wins after coming back from knee surgery, Tiger Woods has called 2009 one of his best seasons ever. John Hawkins isn't so sure
    September 16, 2009
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    Nice Try, But Not Quite

    The FedEx Cup Playoff system still isn't fixed
    September 14, 2009
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    Not What I Used To Be

    Most golfers accept the inverse relationship between their expectations and their handicap; some even embrace it
    September 14, 2009
  • Greg Norman's mystifying selection of Adam Scott for the Presidents Cup team surely says something about the International team's lack of depth.

    Slim Pickings

    How could Greg Norman select a slumping Adam Scott with a wildcard pick for the Presidents Cup? Perhaps it's because Norman didn't have much in the way of appealing alternatives
    September 8, 2009
  • Labor day: During a final round in which eight players held a share of the lead, Stricker shot a hard-working 67 to take a 909-point lead in the FedEx Cup standings.

    The Man to Beat

    With a steely finish at TPC Boston, Steve Stricker overtakes a handful of contenders and heads to Chicago with the FedEx Cup lead
    September 7, 2009
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    I Don't Like Mondays

    My right to play bad golf and eat lots of cold cuts shouldn't be impacted by a Monday finish on the PGA Tour
    September 7, 2009
  • Approaching his 70th birthday, Jack Nicklaus is apparently reconsidering his stance against becoming a ceremonial golfer.

    Now On The Tee...

    Jack Nicklaus' new role as a Masters honorary starter runs contrary to the six-time champion's competitive nature.
    August 31, 2009
  • magical moment: Slocum made a lasting memory for himself when he sank a 20-foot par putt on the 18th hole at Liberty National to finish at nine-under 275 and secure his third career PGA Tour victory.

    Surprise Guest

    Barely a qualifier, Heath Slocum vaults to No. 3 in the FedEx Cup playoffs with a one-shot victory at the Barclays
    August 31, 2009
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    Quiet In The Front Row

    The Presidents Cup has come a long way, but you wouldn't know it if you measured by the buzz eminating from the public
    August 31, 2009
  • Liberty National is going to look great on TV. Whether that's enough to bring the PGA Tour back is another story.

    Surface Beauty

    Liberty National's appeal begins with its views. As some players tell John Hawkins, though, that may be the extent of it
    August 26, 2009
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    We Can't Hear You

    If the FedEx playoffs are going to make it in the New York area, golf fans are going to need to pump up the volume
    August 24, 2009
  • Tiger Woods' final-round performance at the PGA was uncharacteristic, but it may not be an indication of a trend.

    No Panic Necessary

    Reports of Tiger Woods' demise have been greatly exaggerated
    August 19, 2009
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    The Fat Lady Sang

    Eventually the law of averages will catch up with you
    August 17, 2009
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