Michael Bamberger

Michael Bamberger

All Michael Bamberger Stories

April 21, 2003


The triple bogey and the snowman are the bane of the Sunday chopper, not of a golfer in the final twosome in the final round at Augusta.

May 21, 2007

Second Chances

Now a senior, Seve hopes to recapture the magic in America

March 10, 2008

Stepping Up

For Ernie Els, a narrow win at the Honda Classic was not only a relief but also a welcome sign of progress in the larger scheme

April 08, 2008

Small Wonder

HERE'S A subjective list of the most influential figures in Augusta National history , going backward: Tiger; Jack; Frank Chirkinian, the CBS golf ...

Sept. 16, 2008

The Bitter Truths

Trying to figure out why the U.S. has lost five of the last six Ryder Cups has become a parlor game for golf fans everywhere. Which theories hold up?

July 29, 2013

Whither the Old Tiger?

Five years (and counting) since his last major victory, Tiger Woods looks like a different player, and his drought on golf's biggest stages can be ...

May 19, 2008

Two For the Road

I came to know Tiger Woods better after I began to run

June 25, 2007

Pride of the Panhandle

Bubba Watson and Boo Weekley, a couple of small-town guys from Florida, made a huge impression at Oakmont

April 11, 2011

Still at the Top of His Game

A lifetime in baseball informs the writing of Roger Angell

June 25, 2001

It's No Beauty Contest Most Tour players never learn what makes the U.S. Open special

On Wednesday night in Tulsa, a man with chiseled features andshiny shoes stepped brightly across a hotel lobby, right past agolfing blue ...

July 30, 2001

The Legend Of Bagger Byrne Blame the caddie for the oversight that cost Woosie two precious shots

With Ian Woosnam, starts are everything. The wee Welshman beganhis Sunday round at Royal Lytham by stiffing a six-iron to withina pint glass of the hole.

Aug. 02, 1996


Maybe you've been seeing sitcom stars on local TV talking abouttheir desire to see the Dream Team lose. Maybe you've harboredthose very ...

April 08, 2003

Force Majeure Patricia Meunier-Lebouc of France outshone golf's best woman and most promising prodigy to win her first major

The LPGA is torrid. You've got the commissioner, Ty Votaw, dating a player, Sophie Gustafson. Hot! You've got the tour's best player, Annika Sorenstam, getting ...

Oct. 25, 1999

No Backing Down In a National League Championship Series marked by superb pitching and a 15-inning nail-biter, the never-say-die Mets, down three games to none, dug in to win two straight from the Braves

On Sunday night at half past nine on the East Coast, timestopped. Across the country, only two baseball games were beingplayed. At Fenway ...