Feb
6
2015

For the second consecutive week, neither Tiger Woods nor Phil Mickelson will be playing the weekend of a PGA Tour event. With Woods withdrawing on Thursday due to a back injury and Mickelson missing his second straight cut, perhaps this is the new normal?

Phil, the hometown fan favorite, followed his opening two-over 74 with an even-par 72 on Torrey Pines’ North Course, posting a two-over 36-hole total to fall three shots short of the cutline.

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Feb
6
2015

On Tuesday a group of more than 80 caddies filed a class-action federal lawsuit against the PGA Tour, seeking compensation for being forced to wear bibs that are plastered with sponsored logos and serving as “human billboards.” Later that day, Commissioner Tim FInchem addressed the media and spoke about the issue. Then, during the Tour’s annual Player Meeting at Torrey Pines, the site of this week’s Farmers Insurance Open, he addressed the topic briefly.

Well, apparently, some of the comments made by Finchem and other Tour officials have been misleading and/or untrue. The lead attorney for the caddies, Gene Egdorf responded in a letter on Thursday that was distributed to PGA Tour pros, which stressed “the lawsuit filed by the caddies is NOT about or against the players nor does it involve your money.”

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Feb
5
2015

Tiger Woods withdrew from the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open while playing the 12th hole at Torrey Pines’ North Course. It’s the third time in nine tournaments that Woods was forced to pull out of a tournament due to a back injury.

While Woods claimed last week in his 2015 debut at the Waste Management Phoenix Open (where he missed the cut) that he was physically healthy, he started grimacing and wincing in pain early in Thursday’s round.

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Feb
3
2015
Kevin Na's longtime caddie Kenny Harms is one of the lead complainants in the suit

Kevin Na’s longtime caddie Kenny Harms is one of the lead complainants in the suit

More than 80 professional golf caddies have filed a class-action federal lawsuit in Northern California against the PGA Tour, seeking compensation for being forced to wear bibs emblazoned with sponsored logos. The caddies allege that the Tour is earning $50 million a year from the sponsors while they receive nothing in return for serving as “human billboards.” 

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Jan
31
2015

Francesco Molinari made a hole-in-one on the famed par-3 16th at TPC Scottsdale during the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He hit a pitching wedge from 133 yards and his shot landed just past the pin before spinning back and dropping in the hole.

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Jan
30
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Tiger Woods opened up his presser with a Marshawn Lynch joke, cracking, “I’m just doing this so I don’t get fined,” as he stepped up to the podium. For a guy who shot his worst-career round of his PGA Tour career with an 11-over 82, that was somewhat surprising, but sometimes you have to turn to humor when things go so poorly.

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Jan
29
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

On Thursday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open amidst the notoriously rowdy and large crowds at the Tour’s biggest “party” stop, Tiger Woods made his second competitive start in six months. And it certainly showed, particularly with his chipping — which apparently hasn’t improved much since the Hero World Challenge in December, where he looked more like a weekend hack around the greens, blading and chunking chips, instead of a fourteen-time major champion. Well, it was more of the same in the first round at TPC Scottsdale.

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Jan
27
2015

A defiant Robert Allenby met with the media on Tuesday morning at TPC Scottsdale, where he’ll play in the Waste Management Phoenix Open, an event perhaps more well known for its rowdy crowds and parties than for the golf. With many questions left unanswered, including reportedly a visit to a strip club, and contradicting accounts over his story about getting beaten, robbed and kidnapped in Honolulu, Allenby stood by his original tale, and then blamed the media for his ensuing travails and speculation (which was really not a good tatic).

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Jan
27
2015
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods, who is making his first start in 2015 on the PGA Tour at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, was in good spirits when he met with the media on Tuesday morning at TPC Scottsdale. Woods discussed a variety of topics, but let’s first address the one that’s most intriguing: The incident involving his missing tooth last week while he was watching his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn set the all-time record for World Cup wins with 63. 

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Jan
26
2015
Allenby's busted face: Beaten or fallen?

Allenby’s busted face: Beaten or fallen?

Robert Allenby’s traumatic story of getting beaten, robbed and kidnapped after missing the cut at the Sony Open continues to get weirder — as in, the more reporters investigate, the more holes there are with his original story.

One thing’s for sure: Allenby was robbed of most his credit cards, about $800 in cash and his phone, according to GolfChannel.com’s Rex Hoggard

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