Tag Archives: Chevron World Challenge

Dec
4
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

The Tiger fist-pump is back!

By now, I’m sure you’ve all heard at least five times that trailing by one shot with two to play, Tiger Woods rolled in birdie putts from 15 and 6 feet to beat Zach Johnson — who missed his 12 footer that would have forced a playoff — by one and notched his first victory in more than two years.

I was in between interviews with guys at Q-school finals after the fifth of six rounds when my phone exploded with texts, e-mails, tweets, Facebook updates, etc. (you know, the works) with the big news (or a big interruption). All’s right in the world! Now, this begs the inevitable question: Is he back? Well, Tiger put it best with the help of LL Cool J…

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Dec
2
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Tiger's in driver's seat, no hydrants in sight

Tiger Woods fired a five-under 67 on Friday to take a three-shot lead over K.J. Choi and Matt Kuchar at the halfway mark at the Chevron World Challenge, the limited field, money-grab event that benefits his foundation. It’s the second stroke play tournament in a row where Tiger has been atop the leaderboard through 36 holes.

Last month at the Australian Open, he had a one-shot advantage going into the weekend, but shot a third-round 75 and bounced back the last day to place third.

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Dec
2
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Tiger and Stricks: Adorable!

K.J. Choi didn’t waste any time in the first round of the Chevron World Challenge, firing off five birdies in the first five holes — just before the Santa Ana winds let loose at Sherwood Country Club. Tiger Woods picked up where he left off in the Down Under, starting strong by rolling in four birdies in the first five, as well. Then, the conditions toughened and the comfortable breeze turned into swirling gusts up to 30mph, throwing Tiger off his game a bit.

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Dec
1
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Tiger: I was shaping my shots at all different trajs in Oz

It seems slightly ridiculous that something so mundane could be so telling about a person’s mood or state of mind. In this case I’m referring to Tiger Woods throwing in a bit of self-deprecating humor during his press conference at the Chevron World Challenge, the 18-player field with a $5-million purse, following Wednesday’s pro-am. Which usually indicates he’s in good spirits and feeling confident about his golf game.

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Nov
30
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

Meet the latest WUP “intern,” Shoshana, who is a prolific tweeter and history-trained sports junkie, not to mention a huge Tiger fan, which you may find hard to believe after reading her post below…

It appears that Tiger's knees are back

Tiger Woods is coming into the Chevron World Challenge following a year in which he’s dealt with injury and poor form, but recently he’s been playing well. He just had a strong finish in Australia and annihilated his opponent in Sunday singles. Except that I am writing about 2010, not 2011.

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Sep
18
2011

Tiger shakes hands with G-Mac after G-Mac pulled a Tiger at last year's Chevron

Tiger Woods didn’t play in the BMW Championship, which he won two years ago, but he still emerged as a winner. Well, depending on how you see it. Woods, who was No. 47 in the world rankings this week, will drop two spots to No. 49 in the new rankings published Monday.

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Dec
15
2010
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

As if Graeme McDowell’s 2010 wasn’t already jam-packed with stellar achievement, he has his eye on one final prize: The BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award! Staring down The Greatest Player of All-Time(tm) at the Chevron World Challenge would be a dream end to the year for most players, but the US Open champ is desperate for validation at the hands of the voting public. How desperate? Well…

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Dec
6
2010
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

McDowell: Tiger's my bitch!

Sunday at the Chevron World Challenge turned into one of the biggest days in golf of the year. Strangely, it was during golf’s “silly season” at an unofficial limited-field event.

Just about everyone was ready to hand Tiger Woods the trophy going into the final round. After all, Tiger had never blown a four-shot lead in his career. The world’s number two started shaky, three-putting two of the first three holes. But the day — or heck, the year — belonged to Graeme McDowell, who stared down Tiger and made two massive 20-footers on him to win.

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Dec
5
2010
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods can’t regain the No. 1 world ranking since Lee Westwood already secured the title with his eight-shot victory in South Africa, but he can get cap off his roller coaster year by winning the 18-man Chevron World Challenge on Sunday. Debuting his new swing this week, Tiger looked more like old Tiger, posting scores of 65-66-68 (yes, three rounds in the 60s!) at Sherwood Country Club.

Tiger, who has never lost an event that he’s led by at least three strokes, entered the final round with a four-shot lead over Graeme McDowell, who is having a dream breakout year.

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Dec
2
2010

Tiger: Leave me alone, Steiney!

Add another flaw to the IMG-created Official World Golf Ranking system: as of last year, the Chevron World Challenge, the unofficial 18-man invite-only charity exhibition event with a big-money purse hosted by Tiger Woods, counts for ranking points. Excuse me while I roll on the floor laughing. I mean, honestly? Next thing you know the Tavistock Cup will get them. And then let’s just hand them out every time Tiger plays a match with pals at Isleworth.

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