By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Less than three years ago, Sergio Garcia was mired in a slump so prolonged that he missed out on the 2010 Ryder Cup team and saw his ranking fall as low as 85th. He moped around the golf course and at one point talked of giving up the game altogether.
Steve Stricker has never won one of golf's biggest championships, and the Americans are mired in their longest major drought of the modern era.
Tiger Woods returned to the major scene with a major thud.
Bernhard Langer was more than willing to be the villain if it meant winning the U.S. Senior Open.