Tag Archives: Tiger Woods

Mar
25
2015
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

Notah Begay, Golf Channel analyst and BFF to Tiger Woods, spoke with Scott Rude of 120 Sports in a phone interview and said that Woods has seen “steady improvement” in his game in the last couple of weeks and that there’s a “50/50″ chance the 14-time major champion will tee it up at Augusta National for the Masters.

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Mar
19
2015

Few people are capable of holding the attention of a packed room for a lengthy period of time. Arnold Palmer happens to be one of them — when the King talks, everyone and everything stops and you listen. As Palmer held court on Wednesday morning on the eve of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, he fielded a variety of questions, but naturally, the absence of Tiger Woods dominated the conversation.  

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Mar
13
2015

Tiger Woods self-imposed leave of absence from tournament golf will continue for at least another week. On Friday afternoon, Woods announced on his website that he would not return to competition at next week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational, where he’s won eight times.

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Mar
3
2015

Journeyman pro Dan Olsen, a former Tour player who made 35 starts between 1989 and 2011, brought some strong allegations last Friday against Tiger Woods on the radio station 730AM The Game, claiming that the 14-time major champion was serving a one-month drug suspension. Since then, Olsen has retracted his comments, but not before practically starting an international incident.

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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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