Life Lessons

  • Tom Watson, photographed April 29, 2004, at Greystone Golf Country Club in Hoover, Ala.
    July 1, 2013

    My Shot: Tom Watson

    Old men can't jump, golf nightmares are hell, and why you should 'kill the pig.' A revealing interlude with one of the all-time greats
  • "There's no silence more crushing than being alone in a hotel room after being around seven kids. So I buy a stuffed animal for company and then take it home to the kids."
    February 28, 2010

    My Shot: Laura Baugh

  • Greg Norman, photographed Dec. 19, 2003, in front of a mural at Great White Shark Enterprises in Jupiter, Fla.
    October 22, 2008

    My Shot: Greg Norman

  • Byron Nelson, photographed July 13, 2002, TPC Four Seasons, Dallas.
    September 26, 2007

    My Shot: Byron Nelson

    A voice of experience on handling the wind, tinkering with your swing, and why cows and chickens are different.
  • Tim Finchem, photographed July 30, 2003, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
    September 26, 2007

    My Shot: Tim Finchem

    Confronting roller coasters, hurricanes, fists and a desire to join the Rolling Stones: A ride with a real power broker.
  • Tony Jacklin, June 23, 2002, London.
    August 26, 2007

    My Shot: Tony Jacklin

    A jolly good fellow and four-time Ryder Cup captain on bad dreams, lightning and the truth about porridge.
  • Gary McCord, photographed Oct. 27, 2004, at Grayhawk Golf Club, Scottsdale.
    August 7, 2007

    My Shot: Gary McCord

    A golf game vanishes! A TV career materializes out of thin air! Life lessons from storage bins, bikini wax and dented lockers.
  • Hubert Green, photographed at home
    July 7, 2007

    My Shot: Hubert Green

    Overcoming chemo, death threats, a missed putt and giving bad advice to the President of the United States.
  • Judy Rankin, photographed June 25, 2004, in Washington, D.C.
    July 7, 2007

    My Shot: Judy Rankin

    She's survived air kisses, a marriage in Juarez and a world-class burglar. Somehow the best on-course analyst in television has emerged none the worse for wear.
  • Photographed Oct. 27, 2005, at the Scotty Cameron Putter Studio in San Marcos, Calif.
    July 7, 2007

    My Shot: Samuel L. Jackson

    One of Hollywood's most acclaimed actors on hitting a driver directly on the face (of the stunt man), taking a shank to the back and outfitting Darth Vader in golf clothes.
  • Jack Fleck, photographed March 22, 2005, at Hardscrabble Country Club in Fort Smith, Arkansas (and with Ben Hogan after winning the 1955 U.S. Open).
    July 7, 2007

    My Shot: Jack Fleck

    Why was Ben Hogan forever drawn to the man who denied him a record fifth U.S. Open? Fifty years later, it's a question Jack Fleck is still trying to figure out.
  • Jackie Burke, photographed Feb. 24, 2004,
at Champions Golf Club in Houston.
Age: 81 Houston, Texas
    July 7, 2007

    My Shot: Jackie Burke

    Check your ego at the door and listen up. Golf's greatest living sage is going to give you a talking-to you'll never forget.
  • The late Murray (Moe) Norman, photographed at Carlisle Golf Country Club near Toronto on Aug. 30, 2004.
    July 7, 2007

    My Shot: Moe Norman

    Weeks before passing away, Pipeline Moe, the straightest hitter who ever lived, offered a lasting testimonial to the game he loved.
  • Ken Venturi, photographed Sept. 29, 2004, at The Club at Morningside, Rancho Mirage, Calif.
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    June 7, 2007

    My Shot: Miller Barber

    Some precious insight from Mr. X on six decades as a professional golfer, observing everyone from Hogan to Palmer to Nicklaus to Mickelson