It doesn’t get much better than this. For the world’s best golfers. For a muni called Harding Park. For a sellout crowd which knows this sort of an event may never come along again in San Francisco.
Day 1 of The Presidents Cup on Thursday offered more sunshine than expected, as many close matches as anticipated, not quite as much success from the International team as hoped and, naturally, a brilliant showing from one Eldrick “Tiger” Woods. Read More
Enjoy it, Tiger, and Y.E., and Geoff. This is your week in the city that knows how, the city that takes on recessions and earthquakes and never quits, a city which thinks like a golfer two-down at the 17th tee: How are we going to hang in there?
This is your week and our week, a week to appreciate talent and celebrate sportsmanship. Read More
Don’t be startled by the roar of engines overhead this afternoon — it’s just the Blue Angels.
The Navy’s flight demonstration team will kick off San Francisco’s 29th annual Fleet Week — which officially starts Thursday — by flying over the opening ceremonies for The Presidents Cup about 4:25 p.m. Read More
United States roster
Nickname: Boom Boom
Cup experience: Four appearances, 9-5-2 record Read More
Even at a relatively young age, The Presidents Cup does not lack for moments that reveal the passion and pressure when the best golfers in the world put the flag ahead of the bank account. Read More
All that nonsense about Phil Mickelson, the rumors, the criticism, is somewhere in the past. This has been his year, even though he didn’t win as many times as that Tiger guy, even though, like Tiger, he didn’t win a major.
But Phil won many hearts and respect that may have been lacking.
We call 39-year-old Phil Mickelson “Lefty,” because he hits the ball left-handed, even though he is right-handed, which goes against the old golfing concepts. Read More
Eleven-year-old Samantha Gong is a multisport athlete and a one-sport phenomenon.
The resident of San Francisco’s Excelsior District has inherited her father Calvin’s love for sports. A sixth-grader at Claire Lilienthal School, Gong recently replaced soccer and swimming with basketball and volleyball. She also ice skates, and she enjoys playing badminton and tennis with her mother, Nancy. Read More
This one will be our World Series since that’s not in the picture at the moment, our fall classic.
This one will be a prize for Sandy Tatum, the 89-year-old attorney who saw beauty in a run-down muni course.
This one will be a chance for us to get a different look at a city often covered by fog and hidden under political rhetoric. Read More
As superintendent of Harding Park Golf Course, Wayne Kappelman can control a lot of things in preparation for The Presidents Cup.
He can oversee the reworking of the course’s bunkers and fairways, control the irrigation schedule on the greens, import hundreds of thousands of pieces of sod and carefully design the right mix of flowers so the clubhouse’s welcoming garden has a colorful depiction of The Presidents Cup’s iconic gold trophy. Read More