There has always been something mysteriously alluring about parallel 300-yard strips of 50-foot-tall nets off in the distance, rising from a suburban concrete jungle or barren patch of earth where there couldn't possibly be a golf course.
Golfer Rory McIlroy became one of the most high-profile sports stars to opt out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns about the Zika virus, saying Wednesday it is "a risk I am unwilling to take."
Arnold Palmer didn't make a live television appearance at Bay Hill. For the first time, he didn't hit the ceremonial first tee shot at the Masters. He struggles with mobility, which kept him from attending the U.S. Open.
Standing on the tee at the 72nd hole, seeking his first major title after a history of blown chances, Dustin Johnson didn't let the moment overwhelm him. He hit two of the best shots of his life to set him up to win the U.S. Open.