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Only A Blog
August 11th, 2014

The Majors Record: Is Tiger A Disappointment Without It?

As Rory McIlroy won the 2014 PGA Championship, Tiger Woods’ drought in majors continued. He’s stuck on 14 major victories and Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 seems further away than ever. Sports writer Chuck Culpepper says even if he falls short, missing the mark won’t tarnish Tiger’s career.

Rhymes With Bill
August 6th, 2014

Tiger Suffers Latest Setback At Bridgestone

Tiger Woods was forced to withdraw from the Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday due to back spasms. The man who once seemed destined to win majors into his 40s has not won one since 2008. Bill Littlefield speculates about the consequences of his latest injury.

Interview
July 26th, 2014

As Traditional Golf Courses Shutter, Topgolf Draws Crowds

While the rest of the golf industry is in a tailspin, one company has managed to thrive. Using new technology, Topgolf is drawing crowds to its 10 locations in the United States. Topgolf CEO Ken May joins Bill Littlefield to share the company’s secrets.

In The News
July 26th, 2014

McIlroy – Woods: A Rivalry That Could Save Golf?

With his win at the British Open, Rory McIlroy became the first golfer since Tiger Woods to win three majors by age 25. Meanwhile, Woods’ career seems to be going in the opposite direction. ESPN’s Farrell Evans joins Bill Littlefield.

Rhymes With Bill
July 23rd, 2014

To Golf, Or Not To Golf?

Rory McIlroy’s recent triumph at the British Open has some golf enthusiasts hoping for a rise in the game’s popularity. That’s caused Bill Littlefield to remember his own youthful attempts to play golf.

Interview
June 21st, 2014

U.S. Open Runner Up Erik Compton Thrives After Second Heart Transplant

Erik Compton tied for second at the U.S. Open last weekend, an especially impressive feat given that he’s a two-time heart transplant recipient. Compton spoke with Bill Littlefield about his recovery and recent success.

Feature
May 24th, 2014
By Greg Echlin

Golf Course Revitalizes Downtown Benton Harbor, Mich.

Benton Harbor, Mich., has been through tough times in recent years. But Harbor Shores, a golf course built right in the middle of downtown, has given the city hope for economic development. Reporter Greg Echlin has the story.

Charlie Pierce
May 17th, 2014

Charlie Pierce And Bill Littlefield: 20 Years On The Air

As Only A Game celebrates its 20th anniversary, analyst Charlie Pierce weighs in on Michael Sam, the future of golf, and changes in the sports landscape in the past two decades.

Feature
April 12th, 2014

Sewing A Championship Banner

Ever wonder about those giant championship banners that teams hang from the rafters? OAG’s Karen Given visits a New England company that commands nearly 90 percent of the championship banner market and finds out exactly how they are made.

In the news
April 12th, 2014

Women And Children Welcome At Augusta

Last Sunday, females competed alongside males as equals at Augusta National, home of the Masters. USA Today’s Christine Brennan joined Bill Littlefield to explain the story behind the unprecedented moment.

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