Now, with the support of his fiancée, Paulina, and guidance from Wayne Gretzky, he plays with a purpose, a family at his side, and a U.S. Open already in the bag. The sun is beginning to drop behind the foothills that frame Sherwood Country Club, the Southern California enclave the Gretzkys call home and to which Johnson was recently bestowed an honorary membership.
Thomas Bjorn is the new European Ryder Cup captain. Europe has found its man to lead them back to the Ryder Cup in 2018. Thomas Bjorn is the new European Ryder Cup captain, landing the job for the next matches in the biennial series in Paris.
Tiger Woods is back, and with it, major speculation. Television ratings for the first round of the small December tournament were up 190% over last year's, according to Geoff Shackelford. Woods, the tournament host, was at last year's event but didn't play.