Tiger Woods’s first absence from golf’s Masters Tournament in 20 years is giving some of the record 24 rookies in the field confidence they can join Fuzzy Zoeller as the only first-timers to win since 1936.
The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which was lost from radar on Friday night (here)/Saturday morning (there) with 239 on board, and the pace of the investigation hold an eeriness reminiscent of the crash of Air France Flight 447, which similarly vanished on its way to Paris from Rio de Janeiro in 2009. The public’s ability to digest and mourn air tragedies are typically aided by the usual evidence -- the (horrible) images we get when they happen in plain sight. In this case, as was initially the case with Flight 447, our default visceral reaction feels suspended. There’s nothing to see. The scant clues are ominous, most notably the discovery that two tickets were bought together with stolen passports. Now authorities say as many as four travelers’ identities may be suspect, and they have been unable to retrieve the
Ian Poulter, who won all his games to help Europe retain the Ryder Cup in September, had a closing round of 7-under-par 65 yesterday at the HSBC Champions to secure his second victory in a World Golf Championship event.