Fri Mar 13 09:00am EDT
News, notes and opinion from around the world of golf. Get your morning update on the way to the first tee.
• Henrik Stenson saved all kinds of embarrassment by covering himself in mud when he stripped down to his skivvies. Yeah, that won't be all over the Internet. Nice farmer's tan, by the way, Henrik. [Reuters for the story, Yahoo! Sports Minute for more pics]
• Sergio's Friday will say a lot about the rest of his career. [The Press Tent]
• Tiger haters, you need to pick up this month's Esquire. Oh, yes indeed. [Detroit Free Press]
• Flashy belt buckles are all the rage in the PGA these days. Check the sporty buckle that Rory McIlroy is rockin' this week. Heads up, Anthony Kim! There's a challenger to your throne! [Dogs That Chase Cars]
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