PGA Update – The Tiger Woods, Jason Dufner Edition – August 15, 2013

Tiger Woods commits to play The Barclays at Liberty National in Jersey City next week

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Back at The Barclays at Liberty National Golf Club in 2009, Tiger Woods finished in a tie for second place at the Jersey City course. (Tim Farrell/The Star-Ledger)

Four years after nearly winning The Barclays in Jersey City, Tiger Woods will return to see if he can finish off what he started. Continue reading

Tiger Woods Still Struggling But Back On Top – June 5, 2013

Tiger Woods Is Back On Top Of The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes

Tiger Woods had a dramatic fall from grace after his 2009 Thanksgiving car crash. He lost five sponsors, $50 million in annual income, his place atop the world golf rankings and his marriage. But with six victories over the last 12 months, Woods is back at No. 1 on the course and on Forbes’ annual ranking of the world’s highest-paid athletes—a spot he occupied every year from 2001 until 2012, when boxer Floyd Mayweather ranked first.

Forbes estimates that Woods pulled in $78.1 million over the last year from prize money, endorsements, appearance fees and golf course design work. His resurgence on the links boosted his prize money over the last 12 months to $13.1 million, double his total from the prior year. He now has 78 career wins, only four short of the all-time record held by Sam Snead. Continue reading

The Tiger Woods Update for March 29, 2013

Mark O’Meara sent a congratulatory text message to Tiger Woods from Augusta’s 12th green

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One thing you won’t find? A cell phone. That is one of the few modern pieces that Augusta does not embrace, and anyone with a cell phone, golf fan or otherwise, will be escorted off the grounds (in a press conference a year ago Rory McIlroy’s phone rang and as he silenced it he pronounced to the congregated media, “No phones at Augusta!”). Continue reading

Tiger Woods Finds His Groove 2013

Tiger’s all-around game shines in win

A golfer is never really satisfied, but to find fault with Tiger Woods’ game now all but means perfection is expected in a game that never allows it.

Sure, Woods made a sloppy bogey at the final hole to win by 2 shots — the closest anyone got to him Sunday — and he could hit a few more fairways and maybe he needs to figure out a way to climb up the occasional tree when his ball comes to rest in one.

But his performance at the Trump Doral Resort this week in winning the WGC-Cadillac Championship was simply his best since the fourth major overhaul of his swing began under Sean Foley in August of 2010. 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