The year 2013 brought us numerous first-time major winners: Adam Scott at the Masters, Justin Rose and the U.S. Open, Jason Dufner with the PGA Championship. Phil Mickelson won a major too, Tiger Woods was the best player in the world, and Rory McIlroy was far from it.
But were those the biggest stories in golf this year? To a degree, yes. However, what players do on the course isn’t always the biggest news.
Let’s take a look back, then, and revisit the best stories of 2013 on golf.swingbyswing.com:
Baba Booey Brings Howard Stern Into Golf World
Shouts from fans immediately following a player hitting his ball has been common for years. But this summer there seemed to be an increase in use of the phrase, “Baba Booey!”
Tiger, Rory Mic’d Up for The Match
It’s not often that the world’s two most popular golfers agree to a one-on-one match. But Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy agreed to a face-off for the second straight year in 2013, and agreed to wear microphones for the world to hear their in-match chatter.
Brandel Chamblee Implies Tiger is a Cheater
As years and seasons end, it’s popular for media outlets to hand out awards or grades. Brandel Chamblee, a columnist for Golf.com and analyst for the Golf Channel, dished out grades in an online column and one in particular raised a furor.
Jason Dufner Unintentionally Sets Off Internet Meme
Few people set out to start an internet craze. Surely that wasn’t on Jason Dufner’s mind when he visited a group of kids in April and someone snapped a photo of him slouching against a wall.
Sergio Garcia Starts Spat With Tiger Woods
It began when Sergio Garcia grew annoyed while playing with Tiger Woods at the Players Championship. It went down an unnecessary path when Garcia stepped over the line.
There’s a New Woods in Golf
Tiger Woods has been a part of hundreds of press conferences over the years. Reporters sometimes try to catch him off guard. One reporter succeeded at the U.S. Open — but it wasn’t because of the question; it was because of who asked the question.
Honoring Our Nation’s Veterans
There are countless ways to honor the valiant men and women who fight for our country’s freedom — even by golfing.
Crazy Golf Shots
Wouldn’t we all like to tee off from the world’s longest and highest par 3 in the world? Or hit the craziest shot ever? Well, at least there’s video of other people doing so.
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