Earl Woods

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A relaxed  Tiger Woods chats with Jordan Spieth during the final round of The Players Championship  at TPC Sawgrass in Florida. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

It has been a disorientating experience these past few weeks reading the Tiger Woods biography while at the same time watching him improve round (...)

 Nascar driver  Darrell Wallace Jr and team owner Richard Petty.  Petty’s own driving career was so imperious he is known simply as “The King”. Photograph:  Matt Sullivan/Getty Images

When Richard Petty Motorsports announced that Bubba Wallace would drive the team’s number 43 car for the 2018 Nascar season, Brent Nottestad took the (...)

Tiger Woods: like some child actor, preparing him for every feasible challenge on the course often involved neglecting his life off it. Photograph:  Darren Carroll/Getty Images

In December, 1996, four months before Tiger Woods won his first Major, he was the subject of a seminal Sports Illustrated profile by Gary Smith. The h(...)

Tiger Woods celebrates his British Open win at Royal Liverpool in 2006. Photograph: Inpho/Getty

At the peak of his powers, Tiger Woods was a golfer who dominated all before him. He hauled his sport into a fresh commercial landscape before injury (...)

US President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Freedom to former professional golfer Charles Sifford. He was the first African-American to earn a PGA card.   Photograph:  Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

In the East Room of the White House on November 24th, President Barack Obama draped the Presidential Medal of Freedom around the neck of 92-year-old C(...)