Tag Archives: Tiger Woods

Jul
2
2015

I had to double check my eyes when I first glanced at the leaderboard on Thursday afternoon and saw that Tiger Woods had posted a four-under 66 — his lowest competitive score since March 2014 — in the opening round at the Old White TPC. Coming off the highest 36-hole total (80-76) of his professional career a few weeks ago at the U.S. Open, Woods finally put all the pieces of his game together for perhaps the first time this season.

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Jul
1
2015

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It’s about time this rumor hit the tabloids — after all, it’s been floating around the tour circles for the past month or so.

The National Enquirer is reporting that Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn ended their relationship because Woods cheated on her with Jason Dufner’s recent ex-wife, Amanda Boyd.

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Jun
19
2015
By Stephanie Wei under US Open

Tiger Woods played a little bit better in the second round of the U.S. Open — he shot a six-over 76 to post a 36-hole total of 16-over, the highest ever over two days in his career. Following his opening round of 80, it would have taken a miracle for Woods to make the cut.

With the afternoon wave out on the course still, Woods is only beating one player in the field at the moment.

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Jun
19
2015
By Stephanie Wei under US Open

Tiger Woods shot ten-over 80 in the first round of the U.S. Open. It was unwatchable — it was just beyond a trainwreck, where you can’t help but stop to gawk, not to mention Woods’ poor play was compounded by that of his playing partners, Rickie Fowler and Louis Oosthuizen, who shot 81 and 77, respectively.

It was simply sad to feel like you were seeing one of golf’s greats hit what appeared to be rock bottom. The three shot a combined 28-over. But the story was Tiger (along with the bad condition of the greens).

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Jun
17
2015

Thank God, it’s finally Wednesday evening the first tee ball will be struck in less than 12 hours. I don’t know about you, but I’m fatigued with all the pre-tourney hype and all the unknowns of this unprecedented U.S. Open at Chambers Bay — long hitters will have an advantage, but wait, they may not; good iron players will play well or maybe not; great lag putters will perform well or perhaps not; and so on and so forth. You get the point.

Either way, I spoke with a bunch of players about their thoughts on the course. I also walked with Matt Every, Billy Horschel, Charley Hoffman and Steve Marino in their practice round on the back nine Wednesday afternoon (which took three friggin’ hours because the group ahead of them ).

Here’s what I’ve learned the past couple of days, along with some interesting tidbits. Read on, my friends.

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Jun
15
2015
By Stephanie Wei under US Open

Everyone is intrigued and some are appalled by Robert Trent Jones Jr’s major design — that is, Chambers Bay — in University Place, Washington, which is about an hour south of Seattle. The course is a relative unknown or absolute unknown to just about everyone, with the exception of the U.S. Amateur being played here in 2010, but since then, it’s had time to grow in and mature, so it’s not really the same track.

Chambers Bay is different, interesting, unique, long, brown, hilly — or “inventive,” as Jordan Spieth dubbed.

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Jun
4
2015

Tiger Woods struggled early in the first round of the Memorial Tournament, but he managed to turn it around on his second nine to contain the damage to a one-over 73 at Muirfield Village and stay within six shots of the leaders. Following the pro-am on Wednesday, Woods told reporters he felt progress with his swing changes and his game, but his first nine holes were a different story.

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Jun
4
2015
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

 

(Photo via TheNewsTribune.com)

(Photo via TheNewsTribune.com)

Earlier this week ahead of The Memorial Tournament, Tiger Woods made his first scouting trip to Chambers Bay, the site of the U.S. Open in University Place, Washington. Woods, who arrived in the area on Sunday, played practice rounds on Monday and Tuesday and spent extra time charting the course and doing his homework on the intricate course.

Woods was asked if he liked Chambers Bay in his pre-tourney press conference.

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