Tag Archives: Tiger Woods

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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Nov
26
2014
Sifford

Sifford was one of 18 recipients

Charlie Sifford was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, at a White House reception on Monday. The 92-year-old is only the third golfer to receive the illustrious distinction, following Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.

Sifford is often referred to as the Jackie Robinson of golf, fighting hard to desegregate the color barrier in golf. He finally prevailed in 1961 when he became the first African-American to play on the PGA Tour, after the Caucasian-only clause was struck from PGA of America’s constitution.

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Nov
26
2014
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

It’s been a busy fall for Patrick Reed — and it just got a little more so. Reed will replace Jim Furyk, who withdrew due to a back injury, at next week’s Hero World Challenge at Isleworth Country Club in Orlando, Florida.

Reed received the 18th and final spot in the field because he was the next highest ranked player in the OWGR as of September 14th who was not already qualified for the event.

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Nov
22
2014
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

Nothing like news related to Tiger Woods to kick off your Saturday. (I mean, some of us actually have plans on the weekend and can’t post such important news right away!) So, as you already probably know by now, Woods tweeted that he is now working and consulting on his swing with Dallas-based instructor, Chris Como. He did not name Como, a biomechanics specialist of the golf swing, as his official swing coach. (Semantics?)

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Nov
18
2014
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods
Lindsey has her man's back!

Lindsey has her man’s back!

Tiger Woods nearly broke the internet Tuesday afternoon when he posted a column on Derek Jeter’s new website, the Players’ Tribune, which blasted a column in the December issue of Golf Digest for a satirical fake interview with Woods that was penned by distinguished writer Dan Jenkins. Lindsey Vonn, who is training in Vail, Colorado, for her World Cup skiing comeback, is glad her boyfriend took a strong stance, according to a USA Today report.

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Nov
18
2014

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In the December issue of Golf Digest, legendary sportswriter Dan Jenkins pens a satirical piece of him interviewing Tiger Woods. Having read the FAKE Q&A only bits of it (excuse: my mailbox key is broken, so I can’t access my issue and it’s not online in full yet — but I’m told it will be shortly), it’s fairly funny, but if anything, it’s harmless. No surprise, Tiger and his people didn’t think so, though.

So, how did Team Tiger respond? Oh, you know, probably the way Jenkins would have written it — Tiger (or his PR flak) penned a first-person column on Derek Jeter’s new website, The Players’ Tribune, blasting Digest, Jenkins and the satirical piece. You could call it a slight overreaction (they even wrote a letter to the magazine). 

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Oct
22
2014
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods is back to hitting full shots on the driving range, according to USA Today’s Steve DiMeglio.

The former world no. 1 last hit a full golf shot at the PGA Championship in August, but started hitting balls again last week as he continues to rehabilitate from yet another injury. Consulting with his doctors daily, Woods had been limited to chipping and putting, but he’s now making fuller swings.

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