Golf: The countdown to the Masters continues with more Tiger Woods off-the-course news:
• The Chicago Sun-Times’ gossip writer says Elin Nordegren got a copy of that now infamous Vanity Fair article two weeks early, and it ticked her off all over again, making her rethink her decision to stick with Tiger and reinforcing her decision to skip the Masters.
• Brad Faxon expects Tiger to finish at 7-under at Augusta. He also offers advice on marriage and is more worried about Tiger’s alleged ties to HGH dealer Anthony Galea than about the world No. 1’s personal troubles.
• Tiger’s trysts are also inspiring art, of a sort. As part of a safe sex promotion by the Population and Community Development Association of Thailand, someone created a mannequin of Tiger covered with condoms.
NFL: The Newark Star-Ledger is reporting that Mark Sanchez’s knee surgery might have been a little more involved than was previously reported, considering the Jets QB hasn’t started running even though it’s six weeks since the procedure was performed. Yeah, but has he continued talking to Joe Girardi about how to slide?
CFB: Speaking of surgified knees, the Cleveland Plain Dealer says Terrelle Pryor’s surgically repaired knee has looked pretty darn good in spring practice.
MLB: Philly scribe Sam Donnellon has compiled a list of dings and dents in Phillies that seem to have coincided with Sports Illustrated’s recent covers featuring Philly players. SN is predicting the Phillies will be back in the World Series, too. Double-whammy.