Tag Archives: Albany Golf Club

Dec
4
2017
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

I’m fairly certain that headline makes zero sense, and what’s worse, it is so basic that it makes me want to seethe in a bath of self-loathing sewer water. Okay, I can’t believe I just typed those words together because I am physically cringing and cowering at the thought. But in this rare occasion, I don’t care if the headline is dumb and trite because I like it.

What a week! Rickie Fowler went absolutely nuts in the final round at Albany Golf Club, kicking off the day with seven straight birdies and posting an eight-under 28 on the front nine. Fowler cooled off a bit on the back nine, but still fired an 11-under 61, setting a new course record, tournament record, and his personal career-low score. Rickie ran away with the victory by four shots.

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Dec
2
2017

Tiger Woods got off to a rough start in Saturday’s third round of the Hero World Challenge, posting a four-over 40 on the front nine, but he finished strong, playing the last five holes at two-under to shoot three-over 75.

EVERYONE TAKE A DEEP BREATH — it’s going to be OK! Tiger was bound to have an “off” day; almost every player, including the eventual winner, has one round over four days that feels more like a grind. The difference is usually how the player manages to contain the damage. And the conditions were tougher, with the wind up from the previous days. In fact, the scoring average of the field was three shots higher.

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Dec
1
2017

Even Tiger Woods thinks punters need to chill out with their bets for him to win the 2018 Masters. Before Woods teed off at the 18-player, no-cut Hero World Challenge on Thursday, the odds for the 14-time major champion were set at 50-1 to win at Augusta National. By the time he rounded the front nine on Friday with an impressive five-under 31 at Albany in the second round, the odds for Woods to win the Masters had gone to 15-1.

No doubt Woods impressed once again in just his second competitive round in over 300 days after another long layoff due to injury. He eclipsed his performance from Thursday, posting a solid four-under 68 for a 36-hole total of seven-under. Asked to describe the day in one word, a smiling Woods said, “Successful.”

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Nov
30
2017
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

After 301 days away from competitive golf, Tiger Woods returned at the 18-player, no cut invitational the Hero World Challenge, an event where he also plays hosts. Tiger didn’t disappoint in what was an encouraging display of golf, hitting 11 greens in regulation, seven fairways and rounding it out with 27 putts.

As he played the par-4 18th, there was a double rainbow looming over the hole at Albany Golf Club in the Bahamas. It felt like a good omen. And it was — Woods holed a seven-footer to save par and posted a three-under 69 to kick off his latest comeback.

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Dec
7
2015

tiger woods in the TV booth

Imagine this for a moment — especially after his dig at TV commentators in his recent revolutionary TIME interview — Tiger Woods finally retires from competitive golf and accepts a part-time job as an analyst in the booth with NBC or CBS, where audiences can hear him discuss strategy and shots and just his general thoughts during a tournament around 10 times a year.

OK, I know, I know — the chances of that happening are slim. I tweeted about how much I enjoyed listening to Woods talk shop and commentate on his peers in Golf Channel’s booth alongside Roger Maltbie and Terry Gannon on Sunday at the Hero World Challenge, where he plays host as the event benefits his foundation. Someone quickly replied that he couldn’t see Woods making a job as a TV commentator. That’s fair. Then again, I’m certain many would have said the same about Faldo a decade ago. Remember: Sir Nick was dubbed “Nick the Prick,” among other not-so-kind names during his playing days. 

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Dec
3
2015

Jordan Spieth got off to a fast start in the first round of the Hero World Challenge, the exclusive 18-man invitational hosted by Tiger Woods’ foundation, which is held at the uber-nice Albany Golf Club in the Bahamas. Spieth hit a 6-iron from 175 yards — playing about 10 yards longer because it was into the wind — on the par-3 second and nearly slam-dunked the shot. Yep, he aced it (which leaves him with potentially a costly tab this evening).

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Dec
1
2015

Tiger Woods doesn’t have a timetable for when he’ll return to play golf competitively or even for when he can do any type of activity aside from walking. He painted such a sorry, unfortunate picture with his inability to commit to playing in any tournaments in 2016.

Woods, who was speaking as the host of this week’s Hero World Challenge (18-man field money grab that benefits his foundation), is recovering from two microdiscectomy surgeries over an 18-month period, along with another somewhat unexpected “procedure” in the same area of his back at the end of October.

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Apr
3
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

Tiger's boat docked in Nassau

Not to mention arguably overpriced, according to the reported $25 million price tag on Tiger Woods’ yacht “Privacy.” Reader P sent in these photos of Tiger’s ship docked in a harbor in Nassau, The Bahamas, several days ago.

According to Reader P, Tiger was spotted practicing at Albany Golf Club, the luxury golf resort created by the Tavistock Group, Ernie Els and Tiger. With the season’s first major coming up at Augusta, it’s probably safe to assume that Woods was gearing up for the big event in a more private setting than Isleworth (not to mention there were torrential downpours in Orlando). Of course none of this can be confirmed, so take it for what it’s worth. (High-five to trashy tabloid journalism!)

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