Minnesota Twins outfielder Torii Hunter recently announced his retirement at the age of 40, bringing an end to his 19-year career. Hunter’s decision prompted Only A Game to take a look back at athletes who had successful careers well into their 40s.
Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss an MLB player who made history, an NCAA program that’s been rocked by scandal and an NFL quarterback who says he listens to NPR!
After six decades of golfing, Tom Watson is starting to wind down his career. “The kids hit the ball a lot farther than the old guys do,” he tells Bill Littlefield. The six-time PGA Player of the Year discusses his storied career as well as the evolution of the sport.
At the Sunningdale Golf Club outside of London, dogs are free to roam the course with their owners. It’s a tradition that dates back more than 100 years. Secretary Stephen Toon explains the history — and shares his favorite story from the dog-friendly links.
There have been 10 holes-in-one this summer at the Nashawtuc Country Club in Concord, Mass. That string of good fortune prompted Bill Littlefield to pick up a golf club for the first time in nearly a half-century in hopes of sinking No. 11.
In 2012, we introduced you to Dan McLaughlin, the Oregon man who was putting the 10,000 Hours Rule to the test on the golf course. McLaughlin had never picked up a club before his project began five years ago. Only A Game checked back in to see how Dan is doing.
In his new book “Men In Green,” Sports Illustrated’s Michael Bamberger reconnects with some of the golfers he’s met while covering the sport. The author joins Bill Littlfield to discuss the project.
One of golf’s most storied institutions is welcoming its first female members. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St. Andrews, Scotland, announced Tuesday that seven women are now honorary members of the club, including Queen Elizabeth’s daughter Princess Anne and golfer Annika Sorenstam.
After 35 years, the PGA’s Champions Tour is still extending older golfers’ careers. And this week, the tour announced a major business deal. OAG’s Doug Tribou talks with golf great Hale Irwin and others about the history and future of the tour.
Golf legend Gary Player joins us to discuss the death of the tree that plagued U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower’s golf game.