Tag Archives: Australian Open

Nov
11
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

The Tiger fan tally: forgiving or fuming?

“I think there is significantly different sentiment in the media than the public,” said Mark Steinberg, Tiger Woods’ agent, referring to their feelings about Tiger in the post-hydrant era. “You come out here and there is true cheering for Tiger. They want to see him do well. At least what I see, there are a lot of people who want to see him play well.”

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Nov
7
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

Tiger in good spirits in the Down Under

Tiger Woods appeared in his pre-tourney media conference Tuesday morning for the Australian Open, and as expected, he was pummeled with questions regarding a comment that his former longtime caddie Stevie Williams made last Friday in front of a crowd at the caddie awards. When Stevie went on stage to accept winning “Best Celebration” for his post-victory speech at Bridgestone, he said, “It was my aim to shove it right up that black arsehole.”

Tiger threw Stevie a lifeline, admitting he was hurt but the two had met and shaken hands, according to The Australian:

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Nov
6
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Presidents Cup

Freddie: Not so fast, Stevie!

While the players in Shanghai took a tepid approach to commenting on Steve Williams’ remark about former boss Tiger Woods — “It was my aim to shove it right up that black arsehole” — it was refreshing to hear U.S. Presidents Cup captain Fred Couples speak out. According to Golf World’s Tim Rosaforte, Couples would sack his caddie for saying such a thing:

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Oct
10
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

Tiger's classic release of the club during his follow-through

When I tuned in for coverage of the final round of the Frys.com Open, I cringed a little as I saw Tiger Woods wearing his signature Red Shirt with no chance to contend and starting on the wrong nine (he was in the first group to tee off on No. 10). Then there was the whole hot dog assault, which is farcical in some regards and, as several say, symbolic of how far Tiger’s fallen.

Given his methodical logic, Tiger probably has a plan mapped out for his comeback and he might be using these minor events and the Presidents Cup as warmups for 2012. I mean, what did we expect from Tiger last week, anyway? Not a “W.”

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Dec
27
2010

The PGA of Australia announced on Sunday that the Australian Open, likely to be held at a Sydney-area course, will take place November 10-13, 2011, the week before the Presidents Cup, where the Americans will battle against the Internationals at Royal Melbourne.

The Australian PGA at Coolum will be played Nov. 24-27, a week after the team matches. Which means the Australian Masters, an event Tiger has received $3 million appearance fee to compete in, will probably conflict with Tiger’s own charity tournament in California.

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