- TOP PLAYERSOffensePABLO S. TORRE | August 20, 2012
- TAMPA BAY buccaneersENEMY lines WHAT A RIVAL COACH SAYSJune 28, 2012
- Faces in the CrowdJune 11, 2001
We saw the impossible on the PGA Tour in 2004: Tiger Woods falling to earth, a mere mortal after all. We also saw the improbable, Phil Mickelson finally winning a big one, and the unimaginable, Vijay Singh, a 41year-old from Fiji, dominating the game with nine victories and a record $10.9 million in earnings. Here's what else made the '04 season a memorable one.
Steve Allan (above) of Australia lived every Tour player's worst nightmare at the Reno-Tahoe Open. In the fairway of the 72nd hole with a sand wedge in hand and needing only a bogey for his first Tour win, Allan chunked, bladed, flopped and gassed his way to a double-bogey 6, then lost the playoff to Vaughn Taylor.
Vijay Singh (left), going head-to-head with Tiger Woods in the final pairing in September's Deutsche Bank Championship, birdied three of the last four holes to win by three. The victory vaulted Singh past Woods to No. 1 in the World Ranking, ending Woods's five-year reign.
According to The Detroit News, the U.S. team consumed a six-pack of beer in the Oakland Hills locker room during the Ryder Cup. Attendants lost count of the Euros' intake. The room was "one big party, from beginning to end," the News said.
Quotes of the Year