Thomas Boswell

Washington, D.C.

Sports columnist

Education: Amherst College, BA in English literature

Tom Boswell began his career at The Washington Post in November 1969 as a copy aide. After his stint there, he became a general assignment reporter for 12 years, covering such sports as baseball, golf, college basketball, tennis, boxing and local high school sports. In 1984, he became a columnist. Tom graduated from Amherst College in 1969 with a major in English literature. He was born in Washington, D.C., and went to St. Stephen's School in Alexandria, Va. He has written many books, including “Game Day,” “The Heart of the Order,” “Strokes of Genius,” “Why Time Begins on Opening Day” and “H
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The joy of sports can’t quite be explained, but you can happily spend a lifetime trying

At their highs and at their lows, Thomas Boswell writes in his goodbye column, sports are a gift, a refuge and a mystery. That’s why someone might write on such a subject for 52 years.

June 30, 2021

Jon Rahm triumphed as his rivals suffered, and major championship golf delivered again

Classy Jon Rahm, hard-luck Louis Oosthuizen and major misery gave us a U.S. Open to remember.

June 21, 2021

Golf is really hard for most of us. At the U.S. Open, it’s downright diabolical for pros.

The U.S. Open is the most self-consciously sadistic of golf's majors. A trait that is showing itself once again this week at Torrey Pines.

June 18, 2021

The Nationals have one injured megastar. In baseball, that makes them fortunate.

Baseball’s highest-paid stars keep getting hurt — and the Nationals keep getting lucky.

June 7, 2021

For the Nats to have hope, they need more from Soto, Strasburg and Corbin

Those three members of the Nationals’ core have combined for less than zero value. That’s got to change.

May 31, 2021