Mark Khan, who should make a great Jewish grandmother someday as he takes great delight in reminding me when I'm wrong (which could be a full time occupation), reminded me that Tiger Woods pulled himself out of Ryder Cup team consideration.
If Tiger Woods wants to be serious about a comeback, he has to take some time off to get his health problems settled, and then he has to dump Sean Foley as fast as he can.
I am really getting tired of writing about Tiger Woods, but he keeps giving people, especially idiots like me, new reasons to keep him in the news well past his sale date.
Every time I go on line looking for interesting golf news, I cannot escape Tiger stories. Even when he isn't winning the writers simply cannot leave him alone and focus on players more worthy.
Champions are not born or made, they are forged in the pressure of the situation and while young McIlroy showed great stuff in the event, he didn't quite endure the high heat and pressure which could have been brought to bear if Fowler and Garcia had stepped up their games a bit more.
As a golf club manager/director of golf and as an occasional tournament player, I have seen firsthand what can happen when someone "buys" your caddie and I have sacked a few caddies for taking payment to screw up their player.
If you visit almost any website devoted to professional golf, you will see at least one story on the guy and probably more before the day is out. It doesn't matter if the guy is winning, losing or injured and not competing.
Welsh poet Dylan Thomas wrote a powerful piece where he urges the people to "not go quietly into that good night / rage, rage against the dying of the light."
As mentioned last week, my tournament efforts in Da Lat fell short… by a foot. Or, more accurately, two feet. Mine.
Well, my hopes for a win at the Vietnam Amateur Open at Dalat Palace GC came to a crashing halt on Thursday after being tied for 4th place after the first round.
The US Open Championship is always an exciting event, due to the fact that it's a major and, even more so, because the USGA is known for setting up courses in such a way that top playing professionals seek psychiatric help afterwards and gobble Maalox like candy during the rounds.
Carpooling makes inroads in crowded capital
By having more people in one vehicle, car pooling reduces spending for fuel and tolls, as well as the stress of driving. Car pooling is seen as a more environment-friendly and sustainable way to travel.
Cheo remains in the hearts of the youth
As the country becomes part of the fast-paced global village, today's young Vietnamese are constantly bombarded with the latest world trends in dance and music, such as K-pop, dance, hip hop.
Parents should stop abandoning newborns
What goes through a mother's mind as she leaves her baby and walks away? I'm obsessed by this question every time I hear of babies who are abandoned.
Late-night liquor sales ban stirs up debate
Summer showers or even super typhoon Rammasun, which swept through northern Viet Nam last month, could not cool the heated debate over a draft law proposed by the Ministry of Health (MoH).
New school year, but age-old lessons
Students in big cities go to school during the summer because their parents can't take care of them at home. Sitting inside the classroom, they review what they learned during the year.
Universities not the only way up
Every summer, when the results of university entrance exam come out, many newspaper stories are published about students who are top-scorers across the country. Most portray students as hard-working, studious, smart and, generally, from low-income families. They are often considered heroes or heroines by their families, communes, villages and communities. And they symbolise the efforts made to lift them, and their relatives, out of poverty.
New mothers sign up for stem cell storage
A hundred stem cells of umbilical cord blood (SCUCB) samples have been stored free of charge in the past two months, said Dr Tran Ngoc Que, deputy director of the bank.
Private school transportation comes to town
Every afternoon, around 4.30pm, Nguyen Thi Lan, a bank employee in Dong Da District of Ha Noi starts getting worried. She waits for her boss to leave office, and then rushes off to pick up her daughter from school.
Charity begins at home, where the heart is
The story of an 80-year-woman in HCM City caring for 50 stray cats at her home for almost half a century has moved many people. The lonely woman has spent most of her time feeding stray and abused cats with the modest amount of money she earned from selling fish sauce at the Da Kao Market.
Criminals target smartphone users
Nguyen Van Manh, 70, in Ha Noi's Hai Ba Trung District recently notified Ha Noi police that he was swindled out of his entire bank account, which contained more than VND700 million.
Smartphone addiction a growing problem
Nguyen Hoang Nam from Ha Noi has a serious complaint: His girlfriend, Nguyen Thi Cam Nhung, appears to be more in love with her smartphone than with him.

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President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism 1    President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism

President Truong Tan Sang yesterday attended a ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the death of Truong Dinh, a national hero in the war against the French, in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang.

Viet Nam topple Japan in int'l Robocon finals Viet Nam topple Japan in int'l Robocon finals

The Lac Hong University Robocon team yesterday triumphed over their Japanese rival to take out this year's International Robocon contest in Pune, India.

How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition 2    How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition

At a recent English conversation get-together, I chose the topic - How to beat the heat? I also chose a second topic - Ways to calm down when one gets hot-headed.

Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring

The Vietnamese Government will not make any preferential policies to support the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) during its restructuring plan.

Vietnamese lions to roar again Vietnamese lions to roar again

In the near future, foreign-style stone lions with fierce looks, large paws and sharp teeth are expected to be removed from relics, pagodas and temples throughout the country.