Category Archives: Tiger Woods

Feb
20
2015
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

Jack Nicklaus has been in the same scary, dark place that Tiger Woods appears to be dealing with at the moment — the chipping yips. Nicklaus, who was a guest on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive on Friday, said he endured similar short-game struggles in 1979, and he was actually putting it around bunkers because he couldn’t chip it.

Now, with Tiger’s leave of absence almost certainly extending into late March at the very least, everyone is wondering how (and even if) Woods’ ailing game will return to competitive form. Nicklaus believes Woods’ issues are mental, rather than physical or technical, per se.

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Feb
19
2015

Tiger Woods will miss next week’s Honda Classic at PGA National. This news doesn’t come as much of a surprise since he announced last week that he would be taking a leave of absence from competition because his game was not acceptable for tournament golf.

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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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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
9
2015
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods
Tiger celebrates his hole-in-one on the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale in 1997

Tiger celebrates his hole-in-one on the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale in 1997

Well, I never thought I’d see the day where Tiger Woods would tee it up at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. After all, he hasn’t played in the event since 2001 (not to mention it’s absolute mayhem at that tournament even without Woods in the field). But, apparently it turns out I will see Woods make a start at TPC Scottsdale in just a few weeks.

Tiger officially announced via his website that he would make his 2015 debut in Phoenix.

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Dec
5
2014
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods showed signs of improvement Friday, following his dismal performance Thursday at Isleworth Country Club. In the second round of the Hero World Challenge, Woods posted a two-under 70, despite a double-bogey on the last hole — which included a(nother) chunked chip.

Woods carded a three-over total at the halfway mark of the tournament that benefits his foundation. Although he trimmed seven strokes from his first round, he remains in last place in the 18-man field. 

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Dec
2
2014
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods is making his competitive return to golf at this week’s Hero World Challenge — which benefits his foundation — at his old stomping grounds, Isleworth Country Club, after missing the cut at the PGA Championship in August. This will be his second attempt to comeback from his nagging back injury this year. But this time he’s ready — and he’s returning fresh with a new swing and swing consultant, and new Nike clubs and a new Nike ball.

Woods also has a new sponsor, the same company that’s backing his tournament — Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest manufacturer of two-wheelers, announced a global sponsorship agreement.

Woods, who spoke to the press (his favorite!) on Tuesday, has a new swing, as well — well, kind of.

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