Mercer Baggs

Editorial Staff

Mercer Baggs is the managing editor for GolfChannel.com. A graduate from the University of Georgia, he has been covering the sport, writing commentary and features for both on-air and online, since 1996. Baggs is a multiple award winner from the Golf Writers’ Association of America.

ARTICLES BY Mercer Baggs

  • 10/20/00 -- Here that sound? That's the collective sigh of relief from Presidents Cup officials, television executives and Peter Thomson.

  • 10/19/00 -- For the first time since the 1996 Presidents Cup, the United States is the front-runner after day one of an international team competition. The Americans blitzed the Internationals 5-0 in Thursday's Foursome matches at the 4th biennial Presidents Cup.

  • 10/8/00 -- Does familiarity breed contempt? Ken Venturi and Peter Thomson hope not in regards to the 4th-biennial Presidents Cup.

  • 10/15/00 --There was a shootout in the desert on Sunday; and when the dust settled, Billy Andrade emerged as the last man standing.

  • 10/14/00 -- Tom Byrum bogeyed his final two holes on Saturday to fall into a tie for first place with Billy Andrade entering the final round of the Invensys Classic at Las Vegas.

  • 10/13/00 -- Tom Byrum went 79 straight rounds without shooting a 65. Now he's carded three in a row. For the third straight day, on three separate courses, Byrum fired a 7-under-par 65 to maintain his lead through three rounds of the Invensys Classic at Las Vegas.

  • 10/12/00 -- Tom Byrum's been to the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament - four times, in fact; and he doesn't want to go back. A good finish this week, and Byrum can avoid trip number five

  • 10/11/00 -- Scotland will get a chance to avenge past defeats at the hands of the English in this week's Alfred Dunhill Cup. The top-seeded team has been placed in the same qualifying group with England, Germany and Wales.

  • 10/11/00 -- If you're a professional athlete, you don't spend eight hours a day staring at three manufactured walls called a cubicle. Your office is the playing field. Yet like any and everyone, an athlete's work place can provide sanctuary or purgatory.

  • 10/8/00 -- Lee Westwood takes a slight advantage over Colin Montgomerie into the second 18 holes of the Cisco World Match Play final on Monday morning.