August 11, 2013 |
PITTSFORD, N.Y. — There was a lot of debate at the PGA Championship about whether it was better to sleep on a lead or come from behind. Jason Dufner did a little of each this week at Oak Hill in his deceptively dozy, heavy-lidded way. He was the chased, then the chaser and finally the champion. Have you ever seen a sleepier, more relaxed dude win a major championship? Dufner, 36, looked like a surfer gone to seed with that slack belly, wild hair strawing out from under his cap and soul patch on...
August 10, 2013 |
PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Oak Hill can make a midsummer day feel dark. The fairways are crowded by rows of drooping old spruces and black-barked oaks, and the clubhouse, a citadel of fading brick and old beams with creeping ivy, looks haunted. It's a narrow, choking, penal place, and the field in the PGA Championship reacted to this ambiance appropriately in the third round: with throat tightening. For two days pelting rains had rendered the par-70 Oak Hill soft and lulling, but the golf...
August 9, 2013 |
PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Tiger Woods slashed at this PGA Championship like he meant to kill it, taking great cuts at the fairways and sending divots the size of pork chops flying through the air. He glowered and thrust out his lip as he stalked across scenery. Yet he got nowhere. Rarely is a quality golf course as weakened as par-70 Oak Hill was in the PGA Championship on Friday, so rain softened by two days of storms that some wit named it Soak Hill. And rarely is the top player in the world so unable to...
April 24, 2013
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March 14, 2013
William "Grady" Malone, 98, a Veterans Administration lawyer who had a private legal practice after retiring from federal service, died March 3 at the Jefferson senior living community in Arlington County. He had congestive heart failure, said his daughter Helen Malone. Mr. Malone joined the VA in 1945 and worked from 1953 until his retirement in 1979 in the office of the general counsel. From 1979 to 1993, he ran his private law practice in Arlington, focusing on wills, estates and probate work.
March 9, 2013
Dennis J. Fish, 77, a retired Navy captain and management consultant, died Feb. 27 of bile-duct cancer at his home in Aiken, S.C. His son Peter Fish confirmed the death. Capt. Fish entered the Navy in 1958 and served in California, Puerto Rico, Spain, Japan and Washington. He retired in 1981 from the Naval Supply Systems Command. His decorations included two Meritorious Service Medals and a Navy Commendation Medal. He later worked as a management consultant in the Washington area, with stints in Saudi Arabia in the early 1980s and in the...