Tag 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
16
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour Confidential

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As longtime readers know, I used to be a regular contributor/participant of golf.com’s weekly PGA Tour Confidential roundtable. Well, the editors wanted to show their support after my emotional Twitter rant of epic proportions yesterday (more on that in a bit), so they invited me to join them again as a guest.

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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
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
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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