Eric Soderstrom

Reader submission: The Greatest Game Ever Played

Note: Jimmy Lee, 14, is a Golfweek reader from Hinsdale, Ill. He submitted this poem after completing it as a project for school.

Walker Cup selection a stealthy process

Jason Gore played dumb when approached by the first President Bush.

Review: ‘Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2011’

When it comes to golf and gaming, it doesn’t get any more realistic than EA Sports’ ‘Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2011.’ In fact, Eric Soderstrom wonders if the Wii was made for this game.

Kittleson leads Florida State into semifinals

Florida State’s Drew Kittleson shot arguably the best round of the week Friday, helping the Seminoles knock off the defending national champions. Eric Soderstrom reports.

Duke’s Roach a true Honors student

Duke junior Wes Roach estimated he has played The Honors Course about 15 times, even if he has the notes to prove only one of those rounds.

’96 NCAAs: Tiger, big crowds and one wild shot

Eric Soderstrom spoke to ASU coach Randy Lein, who explained what made the 1996 NCAA Championship so memorable.

East: Penn St., Kent St. make more history

UCLA started off its week on the East Coast by grabbing some pizza in a hole-in-the-wall joint in Manhattan. They ended the week by qualifying for the NCAA Championship.

Bryan’s 9 dashes Gamecocks’ NCAA run

Early Saturday afternoon at The Course at Yale, a tournament volunteer sat in a chair behind the ninth green, almost boasting as he warned a few visiting spectators to the danger that lurked before them.

UCLA making most of cross-country trip

When UCLA coach Derek Freeman heard the Bruins were headed across the country to New Haven, Conn., as a No. 1 seed in their NCAA regional, he knew exactly what to do next.

Toreros on the rise with Mickelson at the helm

The future is looking brighter for San Diego. As the team rises in the rankings, it’s definitely a good time to be a Torero. Eric Soderstrom says it was all part of the plan for coach Tim Mickelson.

McIlroy joins Woods on ‘Tiger 2011’ cover

For the first time in the history of EA Sports’ “Tiger Woods PGA Tour” video game series, Tiger Woods won’t be alone this year on the game’s cover.

Junior Ryder Cup changing for the better

The Junior Ryder Cup has built a reputation over the last decade for becoming a biennial blowout. But that could change this year now that the teams’ selection processes are in line with each other, writes Eric Soderstrom.

Lovemark playing with water? Old news

In your life, have you seen anything like Jamie Lovemark’s submarine act at the Open?

Tiger Woods is... Larry Bird?

Just saw another replay of Tiger Woods’ 225-yard 3-iron to the 18th green Saturday at the Presidents Cup. I laughed out loud.

Why Florida State really won... (Part II)

Florida State won the Gary Koch Intercollegiate Sunday for already its second victory of the fall season, which signaled a trend for reasons other than good golf shots.

With that $1 billion, Tiger could buy a lot of tigers

Tiger Woods’s $10 million FedEx Cup bonus put him over the $1 billion career earnings mark (including prize money, appearance fees, endorsements, bonuses and his golf course design business), according to a Sept. 29 report on

ESPN’s ‘Bodies’ issue not Tiger’s style

Big breaking news here: The Oct. 19 “Bodies” issue of ESPN the Magazine will not feature Tiger Woods – at least not without clothes on.

Work pays off for Georgia Southern senior

His coaches and teammates call him “Zebo,” but you can remember the name Ryan Zebroske for now.

Golf’s pitch count is getting up there

Y.E. Yang threw out the first pitch at the Texas Rangers-Los Angeles Angels game Saturday night, continuing a longtime trend of golfers taking the mound, if not throwing things to the ground.

A hole-in-one for $1 million – and more

So not only did this Jason Hargett guy make a hole-in-one Tuesday to win $1 million at the Mark Eaton Celebrity Golf Classic in Utah – a feat somehow even bigger than the 7-foot-4 Eaton himself (as you can see in the video) – but Hargett also had the No. 1 top play on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” this morning.

Looking into the future of the NCAA Championship

Lance Ringler and Eric Soderstrom look forward to future NCAA Championships... can we expect any more changes?