The New Yorker announced earlier this week that it was giving the public free access on its website for all of its archived articles published since 2007. What does that have to do with golf? Well, it may not happen as much as longform articles about global politics, but the New Yorker does write about golf on occasion. And when it does, it's almost always worth reading.
So, if you have some time this weekend and fancy digging into a longer golf article from the past, here are some of our favorites you can now access through the archives:
Comedian Larry David confronts the fact that he isn't very good at golf -- and is strangely liberating by it.
Owen, a Golf Digest Contributing Editor, describes the far-flung scene he finds at Askernish Golf Club in South Uist, Scotland.
This one might be considered slightly too long for some tastes, but McPhee travels to Oakmont for the week for the 2007 U.S. Open.
Owen takes a coldly analytical look at the thing that golfers everywhere dreads the most: The yips.
McPhee's story about the soul of St. Andrews also features a stunning photograph from Golf Digest Senior Staff Photographer Dom Furore.
Surowiecki runs through what made Tiger such a marketing phenomenon, and what his infidelity scandal changes means for that.