Tag Archives: Tiger Woods

Jul
28
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Tiger Woods

Barring a near miracle, Tiger Woods is likely nearing the end of yet another forgettable season, where he’s missed three cuts, withdrawn and placed in the top-25 just once in eight starts. OK, so he hasn’t played much, but the times he has have been pretty painful to watch as of late.

Woods, who has the dual role of host and player at this week’s Quicken Loans National at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Virginia, voiced his frustration in his press conference Tuesday — just ten days after missing the cut at the Open Championship at St Andrews, where he had hoisted the Claret Jug twice before in decisive victories in 2000 and 2005. 

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Jul
18
2015
By Stephanie Wei under British Open

Inclement weather and long delays forced Tiger Woods to make it to the weekend, but for the third time in four majors, he missed the cut, posting a three-over 75 for a seven-over 36-hole total.

Woods, who cruised to victory at the Open at St Andrews in 2000 and 2005, only beat seven golfers, which included two guys, Sir Nick Faldo and Tom Watson, bidding farewell to the Old Course in ceremonial starts. (Meanwhile, Golf Channel analyst David Duval made the cut on the number with an even par.)

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Jul
17
2015
By Stephanie Wei under British Open

Torrential downpour delayed the second round of the Open Championship by three hours and 14 minutes. Small ponds formed around the Old Course’s fairways and greens — a weird sight to see at a links course. The grounds crew worked frantically squeegeeing and pumping the standing water to make the course playable. With the rain easing off, the R&A announced that play would resume at 10:00am local time. However, that called for a long day for all, with first-round leader Dustin Johnson not teeing off until 5:48pm, alongside Jordan Spieth, the Masters and U.S. Open champion, and Hideki Matsuyama.

Weather you like it or not, here are winners and losers from Friday at St Andrews. (#sorrynotsorry)
 

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Jul
16
2015
By Stephanie Wei under British Open

Even the AARP is making jokes at Tiger Woods’ expense. Woods had a rough day at the Old Course, opening with a four-over 76 in benign conditions on Thursday morning, but it just got a little more brutal, thanks to the 50-plus crew over at the AARP.

In Tiger’s pre-tourney press conference Tuesday, he was asked if he’s ever considered hanging up the clubs for good. “Retirement? I don’t have my AARP card yet,” the 14-time major champion cracked.

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Jul
16
2015
By Stephanie Wei under British Open

Tiger Woods kicked off the Open Championship at St Andrews by chunking his second shot on the straightforward par-4 1st into the burn guarding the green. It was a gasp-worthy moment. However, it almost wasn’t surprising given what we’ve seen from Woods as of late, like when he opened with an 80 at the U.S. Open and then followed it with a 76 to miss the cut by a mile.

But it was supposed to be different at the Old Course, which he calls his favorite in the world. It’s a place where he has won two of his three Claret Jugs; where he shot 19-under to cruise to an eight-stroke victory in 2000 and 14-under to win by five in 2005. He was coming into the week with a bit of momentum after finishing T32 at the Greenbrier Classic (though I think that was overblown a bit despite ranking first in approach shot distance in the final round).

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Jul
14
2015
By Stephanie Wei under British Open

Despite his recent struggles, Tiger Woods still believes he can match Jack Nicklaus’ all-time career major record of 18. First, he needs to capture that elusive 15th major at this week’s Open Championship, held at the Old Course at St Andrews, where he won in the 2000 and 2005 editions. Of course, he does, right? After all, if he didn’t, he wouldn’t be competing, not to mention he would never admit it.

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Jul
13
2015

Apologies for not being able to post the full Thursday and Friday pairings and tee times for the 144th Open Championship at St Andrews, but the R&A doesn’t have them in a text version, but you can find the list in its entirety here.

Let’s take a look at some of the best and most intriguing groupings for the first round (all times local).

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Jul
11
2015
By Stephanie Wei under British Open

After Rory McIlroy injured his ankle in a “kickabout” with friends last Saturday, the world no. 1 sent a text accompanied by a photo to none other than Tiger Woods, seeking advice, according to USA Today’s Steve DiMeglio. Which makes sense given the 14-time major champion’s well-documented history of ailments.

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Jul
5
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Say it ain’t so! For the first time since the opening round of The Barclays in 2013, Tiger Woods went bogey-free on Sunday at the Greenbrier Classic, ending his streak of 55 consecutive rounds with a bogey or worse on the PGA Tour. The world no. 220th ranked player fired a three-under 67 to finish at seven-under for the championship and place in a tie for 35th.

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