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April 9, 2010
If Bill Plaschke and his ilk think that Tiger Woods is going to slit his wrists, break down and cry, bare his soul, and spill his guts with all the lurid details of his personal life — it's not going to happen. Furthermore, just because a handful of shameless celebrities and some celebrity-starved "common" folk have this obsessive need to air their dirty laundry via talk shows and reality TV does not mean this is to be expected of Tiger. Not enough remorse, apology or amends for you, Bill?
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December 20, 2000 | Associated Press
Tiger Woods says he never rented a moving truck in Sacramento. He says he never put $100 down on a used luxury car. And golf's best player says he never gave Anthony Lemar Taylor, 29, of Sacramento permission to charge $17,000 on his credit cards. Woods was the opening witness Monday in the identity theft trial against Taylor. Prosecutors charged Taylor with six counts of felony identity theft and perjury. Taylor used Woods' real name--Eldrick T.
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March 30, 2009 | BILL DWYRE
In the middle of March Madness, when almost nothing can distract us from baskets and brackets, a man named Eldrick slam-dunked on us. About an hour after North Carolina went on a high-flying run past Oklahoma, Tiger Woods soared even higher above the rim. If you think NCAA basketball is a great show, understand that, on this Sunday, it met its match.
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April 9, 2010
If Bill Plaschke and his ilk think that Tiger Woods is going to slit his wrists, break down and cry, bare his soul, and spill his guts with all the lurid details of his personal life — it's not going to happen. Furthermore, just because a handful of shameless celebrities and some celebrity-starved "common" folk have this obsessive need to air their dirty laundry via talk shows and reality TV does not mean this is to be expected of Tiger. Not enough remorse, apology or amends for you, Bill?
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March 11, 1991 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At 15, Eldrick (Tiger) Woods, a five-time world champion and veteran of "That's Incredible!", has received more attention than most people get in a lifetime. Apparently, Andy Warhol's 15 minutes of fame don't apply when you're a youth golfer with a plus-4 handicap.
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August 19, 1996 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
All right, let's synchronize our watches. Fairly soon, possibly even by the end of this week, the world of professional golf actually may get the words it has been waiting to hear for so very long. Eldrick "Tiger" Woods will say he is turning pro. Then the merchants of golf will get their turn to speak. They will say something like, "Gentlemen, start your cash registers." Better get ready. The U.S. Amateur begins today at a place in Cornelius, Ore.
NEWS
April 14, 1997 | MIKE DOWNEY
Born in Southern California with a silver golf club in his hand, Eldrick "Tiger" Woods, the only child of a Thai mother and a United States Army Green Beret colonel, became the Masters tournament champion here Sunday with a masterful demonstration of skill at age 21, setting precedents for race, youth and score.
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November 29, 1996 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You know, the last time there was a commotion like this in the desert was when they invented the time share. Everybody knows how big that thing got. What we have going on now is all because of the Skins Game, which isn't actually about face-lifts or wrinkle cream or anything like that. No, it's about that holy trio of money, golf and television ratings, not to mention Tiger Woods and John Daly in the most anticipated long-driving contest since the interstate opened.
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January 27, 1992 | MAL FLORENCE
It has been said that Sam Snead was such a natural player, he just fell out of bed one day as a youngster with a classic golf swing. Eldrick (Tiger) Woods got started earlier. He had a golf swing while he was still in a walker . "When Tiger was 6 months old, he would sit in our garage watching me hit balls into a net," said Earl Woods, Tiger's father. "He had been assimilating this golf swing. When he got out of the high chair, he had a golf swing."
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March 27, 2009 | Josh Robbins
Tiger Woods spent his first nine holes Thursday afternoon at the Arnold Palmer Invitational still shaking off rust from his eight-month absence from competitive golf. Then Woods reminded everyone why he has won 14 professional majors. Playing before swarming crowds that came to Bay Hill largely to see him and playing partner Padraig Harrington, Woods overcame poor ball-striking to record four straight birdies on the back nine to shoot a two-under-par 68.
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March 15, 2009 | Randall Mell
The journey back from that disheartening U.S. Open defeat actually started here. That's what would make Phil Mickelson's winning the CA Championship so poetic. If Mickelson's revamped swing is everything he believes it is, if a victory today sets up a major-championship run that forever trumps the memory of his unraveling at Winged Foot in 2006, this is where history will remember the reconstruction beginning.
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June 20, 2008 | Thomas Bonk, Times Staff Writer
They're still trying to assess the potential damage that Tiger Woods' prolonged absence may cause the PGA Tour and all of its entangling business alliances. Television ratings may decline, the casual fan may disappear, attendance at tournaments may drop . . . but it's also possible something good may come out of all this, according to Ty Votaw, the PGA Tour's executive vice president for communications and internal affairs.
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June 17, 2008 | Thomas Bonk
LA JOLLA -- After five days and 91 holes of golf, just after he cuddled his toddler daughter, and moments after he raised the U.S. Open trophy for the third time, Tiger Woods said he didn't feel like playing golf anymore. "I'm glad I'm done," he said. "I'm done." Of course, there are vastly different levels of not playing anymore, such as this one: He has had quite enough of the 108th U.S. Open, thank you very much.
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June 8, 2008 | Thomas Bonk
No one can be sure who's going to win the 108th U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, but there's already a leader. That would be Torrey Pines itself, surely destined to look splendid in its prime time close-up. Torrey Pines is primping for the royal treatment from television to showcase a golf course nestled on a bluff against rugged cliffs, yawning canyons and a grand expanse of water with foamy surf slapping oatmeal brown sand.
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May 28, 2008 | Thomas Bonk, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Tiger Woods said he won't play next week at Memphis, Tenn., but that his surgically repaired left knee is improving and he is on track to play in the U.S. Open in two weeks. Woods, who had arthroscopic surgery to correct cartilage damage in his left knee April 15, just after he finished second at the Masters, decided he wasn't ready to play in this week's Memorial tournament, or next week's PGA Tour event at Memphis.
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January 9, 1995 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tiger Woods lost a gold chain and a watch during a Nov. 30 robbery, when America's most renowned amateur golfer had a knife held to his throat, was struck in the face and knocked to the ground in a Stanford University parking lot. Woods didn't lose his sense of humor, though. "I talked to him at 2 a.m. the night after the incident," said Earl D. Woods, Tiger's father. "He said, 'Pops, you know that overbite I had? It's gone. My teeth are perfectly aligned.'
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July 28, 2002 | Bill Plaschke
Pomp Braswell II is Tiger Woods. That's what he believed. That's what he was sold. Braswell is African American, grew up in South-Central Los Angeles, didn't hit a golf ball until he was 18, then stumbled into Rancho Park and fell in love with a game that had long excluded people like him. He practiced until his left shoulder broke and his savings were busted. He cleaned toilets at country clubs during the day so he could play a free round at dusk. Braswell became good enough to win.
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April 13, 2008 | Thomas Bonk, Times Staff Writer
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- It wasn't only cheers raining through the pine trees. It was also rain. And just as predictable as precipitation at the Masters, there was Tiger Woods raining his ball out of a tree jail at the 18th hole, dropping it gently onto the 18th green at Augusta National, delivering a special delivery message. He's still around. Woods isn't in the lead of the Masters as the final round begins today, but after his four-under-par 68, he has managed to get everyone's attention.
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April 10, 2008 | Bill Plaschke
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Welcome to the Masters, where the world's best golfers have gathered this week to carry on a tradition like none other. Kissing up to Tiger. Have you ever heard anything like it? In a sports world whose very pulse is pumped by the heartbeat of competition, would this happen anywhere else? Tiger Woods showed up here this week reiterating his understandable belief that he can win this summer's golf Grand Slam. Then his opponents -- exasperated gasp -- agreed with him.
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