Frank Deford’s best golf writing from the pages of Sports Illustrated

May 30, 2017

Legendary writer and journalist Frank Deford passed away this week, triggering an outpouring of adoration for his vibrant, memorable stories.

We’re of course partial to his golf pieces, of which Deford wrote several throughout his career with Sports Illustrated, from a rich profile of Nancy Lopez to his impressions of Augusta National to a reflection on Tiger Woods’s fall from grace.

Below is a sampling of our favorite Deford golf stories from the pages of Sports Illustrated:

When a golf fan passes, he can lie forever one under

Nancy with the laughing face

Whose game is it, anyway?

Better than imagined

Woods always wins, golf might as well give up

Of God, golf and green jackets

New heart keeps promising pro golfer competing

The best against the best

Golf, water and the growing global warming crisis

Woods’ struggle is good for golf

Tiger Woods’ celebrity keeps us coming back for more

Still glittering after all these years

Hooked on golf

Golf has bigger problems than the ‘wimpy’ belly putters