Nobody ever hangs on long enough to beat Tiger Woods. Some guys peel off early, some in the middle of a round, and a tough few, like Jose Maria Olazabal at the Buick Invitational, only when their fingernails are pulled all the way back. But they all let go of Tiger's tail, eventually.
Lance Armstrong went on the offensive on Wednesday, saying it was ''preposterous'' for the director of the Tour de France to suggest the seven-time champion ''fooled'' race officials and the sporting world by doping. He also took to task the French newspaper that accused him.
There is no ''I'' in Ryder Cup. It's a lesson the United States players and captains on the past 10 teams have stubbornly refused to learn. Europe won seven of those matches, including four of the last five, and the only US win in that latest run -- at Brookline, Massachusetts, in 1999 -- required the greatest final-day comeback in the history of the tournament.