[UPDATE] Tiger Woods rallies at FedEx Championship

ATLANTA — Tiger Woods turned it around Saturday at the Tour Championship by Coca-Cola after struggling Friday, but he will have a lot of work to do if he hopes to be the FedExCup champ for a third time.

Woods shot a third-round 3-under 67 at East Lake Golf Club after a 3-over 73 in the second round. Continue reading

Live Ryder Cup 2012: Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson

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The United States Ryder Cup squad will feature a handful of rookies and a number of veterans as they attempt to grab the title back from the European squad.

Jason Dufner, Keegan Bradley, Brandt Snedeker and Webb Simpson are all making their first appearance for the U.S., while Phil Mickelson (8 apperances), Jim Furyk (7) and Tiger Woods (6) are the elder statesmen for the squad. Continue reading

Tiger Woods – Back On Top For Tour Championship

It doesn’t take much for most of us to jump on the Tiger Woods bandwagon. A first round 66 will easily do.

Woods, tied for the lead in the Tour Championship, is now the 7-4 favorite to win the tournament and the FedEx Championship.

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Here are the updated odds by the Las Vegas Hotel (via covers.com) along with first round scores:

7-4: Woods (66)

13-2: Rory McIlroy (69)

10-1: Justin Rose (66)

12-1: Adam Scott (68)

15-1: Phil Mickelson (69); Steve Stricker (67)

20-1: Bo Van Pelt (67); Matt Kuchar (67) Continue reading

[Update] – Tiger Woods PGA Schedule August 2013

Currently Tiger Wood’s PGA Tournament winnings looks like this:

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Current ranking: 1 – 3,059 points – 12 events – 5 wins – $7,687,119

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PGA Tour Updates – Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Keegan Bradley, and Adam Scott

Tracking Tiger: Round 2 of the PGA Championship

Tiger Woods will have a lot of work to do to get himself in contention at the 95th PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club.

He begins the day eight shots in arrears: First-round co-leader Adam Scott shot a second-round 68 to get to 7 under par. That gave him the clubhouse lead.

LEADERBOARD: PGA Championship

Woods shot a first-round 1-over 71, thanks to a double bogey on his closing hole Thursday. He is playing with Keegan Bradley and Davis Love III.

We’ll track his progress throughout the day.

No. 7, 461 yards, par 4: Tiger’s tee shot with a fairway wood cuts and cuts but just not quite enough, and he ends up just inches into the intermediate cut of rough. Woods, from the rough and 201 yards out, couldn’t get it all the way to the green, and he is now short-sided and in another batch of thick rough, and there is a bunker between him and the green. Woods hits a very professional shot out of that thick rough … to within about 2 feet from par. Bradley makes birdie to get back to -2, and he is five back. Woods makes par … a good escape. he is even par, seven back. Continue reading

Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and PGA Memorial Golf Tournament 2013

Memorial 2013: Rory McIlroy Knows Why Tiger Woods Dominates Jack Nicklaus’ Tournament

Tiger Wood 2013DUBLIN, Ohio — Rory McIlroy deadpanned the best line of the day. And the most honest.

The world’s No. 2 golfer was asked why Tiger Woods has won five times at the Memorial Tournament.

“The same reason he’s done so well everywhere, I guess,” McIlroy said, prompting loud laughter.

Woods’ dominance isn’t necessarily a laughing matter for the rest of the field at Muirfield Village this week. In 13 trips to Jack Nicklaus’ tournament, Woods has wins in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2009 and last year. He’s cashed more than $5 million, also finishing third twice and fourth once. Continue reading

What We Learned about Golf at the 2013 Masters

Tiger Woods’ 2013 Masters similar to ones Greg Norman used to have

AUGUSTA – Australia celebrated. Tiger Woods Nation fretted.

The 2013 Masters, in some mind a lock for Woods to claim as his 15th major championship, had slipped away and when a dreary Sunday had passed, the story that mattered was a feel-good one, of Adam Scott finally breaking through in a tournament where his inspiration, the ill-fated Greg Norman, had found heartbreak so many times.

Now it’s Tiger who is feeling some of the Shark’s old pain.

Woods has now played a golf course’s worth of majors – 18 – since he last won one. And while his great play this year had sparked new optimism that he can catch the great Jack Nicklaus, this one will go down as a huge disappointment. Continue reading

What Is Tiger Woods Up To Today?

A Course That Woods Has Yet to Master

Hogan’s Alley is an outmoded nickname for Riviera Country Club, one golfing icon’s long-ago success here superseded by a more recent superstar’s vanishing act. The fabled grounds where Ben Hogan, in an 18-month span, notched three victories, including a United States Open, have become Tiger’s Abyss.

The course, where a teenage Tiger Woods made his first PGA Tour appearance, is one he now conspicuously avoids. The former N.B.A. great Jerry West, the Northern Trust Open’s executive director, has tried to talk Woods into returning, as has Woods’s caddie, Joe LaCava. Neither has made headway.

A Southern California native, Woods last played a competitive round at Riviera in 2006, completing two rounds before pulling out because of influenza. Before then, his results at the club were anemic: no victories and two top-five finishes, including a 1999 playoff loss, in 10 competitive starts. Continue reading

Golf, PGA, LPGA and Tiger Woods Update

Fathers & Sons: Westwood makes PGA Tour season debut with father at his side

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Padraig Harrington of Ireland, and his playing group make their way to the fifth green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during a practice round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) (The Associated Press)

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. –  Lee Westwood still doesn’t know why his father took him to the golf course.

He played just about every other sport in England when he was 12, such as football, cricket and rugby. He used to go fishing with his father, but the fish weren’t biting, mainly because Westwood kept throwing stones into the water. So off they went to a golf course called Kilton Forest, neither of them having ever so much as swung a club.

Westwood was hooked.

“I turned pro at 19 and came on tour, and he was still a 12 handicap, so I can’t understand the reasons for that,” Westwood said. “He went to every lesson that I’ve had, drove me there and sat there and listened to it. I just got a bit better than him. Must be down to talent or something like that. I must have my mom’s talent for golf.”

Westwood was particularly sharp with his dry humor Wednesday at Pebble Beach, where it’s easy to be in a good mood when the landscape is colored with a blue sky, green grass, white surf and a blazing sun.

He is making his first start on the PGA Tour, and this week is a reminder to the 39-year-old Westwood where his career all started. Continue reading

Golf, Tiger Woods and PGA Tour Updates

Tiger Woods, Lindsey Vonn reportedly dating

Superstar athletes Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn have been dating since November, the pro golfer and Olympic skier having found time in their packed schedules to vacation this month in Antigua, according to HollywoodLife.com.

An unidentified “source close to Lindsey” told the website that the two “met through the ski community, because Tiger is an active skier. Lindsey has been teaching Tiger’s kids, Sam and Charlie, how to ski.”

Tiger Woods and Lindsay Vonn reportedly bonded over skiing. (AP Photo)

An anonymous “Tiger source” added that even though Woods, 37, and Vonn, 28, are often on separate continents, “they constantly talk on the phone. And Tiger has made more of a commitment to Lindsey lately—he’s pulling out all the stops.”

Vonn, who is recently divorced from skier Thomas Vonn, told The Denver Post in December that she and Woods “are just friends” when the two were in Vail, Colo., at the same time: “My brother was the ski instructor for his kids this November in Vail. Guessing that’s where it came from.”

But, according to a golf.com story, Woods and Vonn were in Salzburg, Austria, at the same time earlier this month.

His spokesman has said Woods won’t comment on the issue, and Vonn’s publicist released this statement, according to the Los Angeles Times: “Lindsey is currently in the midst of the World Cup season in Europe. Her focus is solely on competing and on defending her titles and thus she will not participate in any speculation surrounding her personal life at this time.” Continue reading