Mercer Baggs

Editorial Staff

Mercer Baggs is the managing editor for 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

  • 9/27/00 --David Duval has had a lot of time to think about what might have been in 2000. What if he could have made just a few more putts earlier in the season? What if he had hit a 5-iron at the 13th, instead of the 6-iron that found Rae's Creek, Sunday at Augusta? What if his back nine could have mirrored his magnificent front nine in the final round at the British Open?

  • 9/24/00 -- Just as he did two years ago, Lee Westwood used a Sunday surge to capture the Belgacom Open.

  • 9/24/00 -- Proving Tiger Woods is the only player who can stop Tiger Woods, the world's #1 finished bogey-birdie-bogey to hold on to a one-shot lead after 18 holes of the WGC - NEC Invitational in Akron, Ohio.

  • 9/23/00 -- A pair of Ryder Cup teammates turned rivals are set for a Sunday showdown at the Belgacom Open. Padraig Harrington takes a slim one-shot lead over Lee Westwood into the final round at Royal Zoute.

  • 9/22/00 -- Tom Gillis has fond memories of the Belgacom Open. Two years ago, the American was on the brink of losing his European Tour card when he birdied the 72nd hole in Knokke, Belgium

  • 9/21/00 -- Hennie Otto fired a career-best 7-under-par 64 to take a one-shot lead over five others through 18 holes of the Belgacom Open in Royal Zoute, Belgium.

  • 9/17/00 -- Chris DiMarco knew it was his time this week. All the three footers fell. Every mistake offered opportunity. Even his beloved Florida Gators won in miraculous fashion.

  • 9/16/00 -- Unless you're a die-hard golf fan, you might not be able to pick out Chris DiMarco on the putting green.

  • 9/15/00 -- Frank Lickliter is looking for his maiden PGA Tour victory at the inaugural SEI Pennsylvania Classic. To earn it, he'll have to beat, among others, Mark Calcavecchia, the man with whom he shares the 36-hole lead.

  • 9/14/00 -- Dorothy Gale said, 'There's no place like home.' No one agrees with that statement more than Emlyn Aubrey.