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Don’t cry for Michael Jordan

As one who normally takes his punishment on the golf course–like an ATM in plaid shorts–I have empathy with Michael Jordan. You always hear about His Airness getting fleeced at the links. So my spirits were lifted upon reading a report about his financial standing.

M.J. on the links M.J. on the links

Jordan, who already rakes in $90 million yearly, increased his share in the NBA’s Hornets from 80 percent to 89.5. By doing so, his net worth soared from $750 million to $1 billion, according to Forbes.com.

I want to be like Mike!

Goodbye to the long putter

The PGA is one year away from the anchoring ban taking place in relation to putters. Once the calendar hits 2016, all those freaky looking flat sticks will become obsolete. Thus, those who have grown dependent on putting tools created to eliminate the yips will be up the river without a paddle, right?

Well, if Webb Simpson’s play is any indication of things to come, not so fast.

Using a short putter for the first time on the PGA Tour, Simpson slayed Waialae Country Club Thursday in the opening round of the Sony Open in Hawaii. The former U.S. Open champion carted a 28 on his second nine en route to a share of the lead.

For those of you who are equipment junkies. He gave up his Ping Craz-e model for a 34-inch Odyssey White Hot putter.

Now if we can only put an end the aluminum bat.

Webb Simpson Webb Simpson

Modern records

I’ve wondered in the past how any team’s offensive numbers could stack up in the college record book to the numbers accrued by Georgia Tech when they defeated Cumberland 222-0 on Oct. 7, 1916. For example, Wyoming’s 103 points scored in a 1949 game is recognized as the most points scored in a game according to the NCAA record book. Thanks