Scott Fowler: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson play the fame game differently

Fans surround golfer Tiger Woods after he leaves the 18th green on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 during the Pro Am at the Quail Hollow Championship at the Quail Hollow Club. JEFF SINER – jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Editor’s note: This story originally published in the Charlotte Observer on May 5, 2005.

For once, put yourself on the other side of the binoculars.

What if everyone was watching you? Dissecting your every word for hidden meaning? Craning their necks to see you? Pushing through people to get to you?

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Tom Sorensen: Still just as colorful, Rickie Fowler’s first PGA Tour win came in Charlotte

Rickie Fowler hoists the trophy after winning a 3-way sudden death playoff in the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club on May 6, 2012. JEFF SINER – jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Editor’s note: This story originally published in the Charlotte Observer on May 7, 2012.

If the average man wore an orange shirt, orange pants, orange and white shoes, a white belt and a white cap that features the orange outline of an animal, here’s what would happen.

A spouse, parent, legal guardian or stranger would say: “Who told you that looked good?”

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Ron Green Jr.: Before Sunday, Women’s PGA Championship winner’s biggest win came in Charlotte

Danielle Kang poses with the championship trophy after winning the Women’s PGA Championship golf tournament at Olympia Fields Country Club Sunday, July 2, 2017, in Olympia Fields, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Editor’s note: This story originally published in the Charlotte Observer on Aug. 16, 2010.

Danielle Kang had a simple request of her father, K.S., before she leaned over the 4-foot birdie putt on the 17th green that would win her the U.S. Women’s Amateur on Sunday at Charlotte Country Club.

If she made it, would he get her a new television?

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Jonathan Jones: Before joining 10-win club, Spieth inched toward PGA Tour card in Charlotte

Jordan Spieth holds up the Travelers Championship golf tournament trophy Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Cromwell, Conn. He captured his 10th win on the PGA Tour.  (Brad Horrigan/Hartford Courant via AP)

Editor’s note: This column originally published in The Charlotte Observer on May 3, 2013.

Exactly one year ago Thursday, golfer Jordan Spieth was named Big 12 Conference Player of the Year and was one month away from helping Texas to a national title.

Fast forward a year and he sits at 3-under par after the first round at the Wells Fargo Championship, tied for 14th and well on his way to earning his PGA Tour card for next season.

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Tom Sorensen: Golf might not need John Daly. But I do.

5/4/06 Golfer John Daly smokes a cigarette prior to teeing off during first round in the 2006 Wachovia Championship at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C. Daly finished his first round at 2 over on the day. PATRICK SCHNEIDER – pschneider@charlotteobserver.com

Editor’s note: This column originally published in The Charlotte Observer on Sept. 10, 2009.

I’m a golf fan this week. John Daly, who is my favorite golfer and one of my favorite athletes, will return to the PGA Tour. The St. Jude’s Classic in Memphis offered him an exemption.

Memphis is a great town if you like blues. But to appreciate the music, you have to have lived it. Daly, whom the PGA suspended six months for being John Daly, has lived it. His Beale Street credibility is intact.

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Ron Green Sr.: What Pinehurst No. 2 lacks in sizzle it makes up for with ‘pure golf’

5/19/05: A statue showing the pose struck by Payne Stewart when he sunk a putt on the 18th green to win the 1999 U.S. Open stands not far from the spot where he hit the famous shot at Pinehust No. 2. CHRISTOPHER A. RECORD – STAFF PHOTO

Editor’s note: This column originally published in The Charlotte Observer on Sept. 9, 2014.

With the men’s and women’s U.S. Opens coming just around the dogleg in Pinehurst, the question raised by the gentleman at the next table was a good and timely one – what makes Pinehurst No. 2, which will host both championships, so special?

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