April 4, 2007 |
The winner of the last two major championships has a lot on his mind right now, with the Masters only a couple of days away. Tiger Woods is thinking about hitting the ball straight, trying to solve the sloping greens at Augusta National Golf Club, planning on how to stay away from the bunkers, trees and water.
February 7, 2007 |
Where's that Tiger? Apparently, not at Riviera, where Tiger Woods doesn't have next week's Nissan Open on his schedule. Woods, who played last week at Dubai, returned to his home in Isleworth, Fla., Tuesday morning and on Woods' website soon after, he listed his next tournament as the Accenture Match Play Championship at Tucson, the week after Riviera. That would mean that Woods' winning streak of seven PGA Tour events would carry over until Tucson. "We have to see if he plays L.A.
January 30, 2007 |
Anything you can do, I can do better. The old Irving Berlin lyric from the Broadway musical "Annie Get Your Gun" seems apt these days when discussing Tiger Woods and Roger Federer, friendly rivals who seem bent on pushing one another to new and greater heights, burnishing their outsized legacies while relentlessly pursuing history in their respective sports. Woods, 31, reigns over golf. Federer, 25, rules tennis.
January 29, 2007 |
Ah, order is restored to the sports world. For a moment there it looked as if the laws of physics were unraveling when Tom Brady's pass was picked off in crunch time of the AFC championship game last week. Then Roger Federer won a Grand Slam tennis event, and the PGA golf tournament here at Torrey Pines ended up with Tiger Woods as the champion. In a related story, the sun rose in the east and set in the west. That's seven consecutive times Woods has played in a PGA Tour event and won.
January 21, 2007 |
The last time he played, in mid-December at his own tournament, the Target World Challenge, Tiger Woods boarded his jet afterward for a skiing trip to Colorado. His clubs were not invited, but Woods didn't want them to feel neglected, so from the jet, he called his swing coach, Hank Haney. "He wanted a list, 'What's our plan?' " Haney said. "He said he needed to be thinking about something when he was off skiing."
December 18, 2006 |
It's almost time to flip the golf calendar to 2007, which can mean only one thing: Is it too early to talk about another Tiger Slam? Maybe not, says Tiger Woods, who is already thinking about it. "You've got to keep plugging along and make sure you peak at the right time," Woods said. "Augusta is obviously a long way away, but it's still in the back of all our minds. The whole idea is to play well leading up to the tournament and have your game peak at the right time that particular week.
December 13, 2006 |
Tiger Woods won the Jack Nicklaus Trophy as the PGA Tour player of the year for the eighth time in a vote of touring pros. Vote totals were not announced. Woods won eight PGA Tour events in 2006, including his last six. He earned more than $9.9 million, and among his triumphs were victories at the British Open and PGA Championship, his 11th and 12th major titles. He also won the Byron Nelson Trophy with a 68.11 scoring average.
October 28, 2006 |
Tiger Woods cleared space on his playing schedule when he announced Friday on his website that he won't play next week's Tour Championship, joining Phil Mickelson on the sideline for the PGA Tour's $6.5-million, season-ending event. "Playing seven out of nine weeks with an additional trip to Ireland for Ryder Cup practice was taxing both mentally and physically and I feel like I need another week away from competitive golf," Woods said on tigerwoods.com.
September 30, 2006 |
CHANDLER'S CROSS, England -- As happens from time to time on this green earth, the surname Woods just went floating up another Friday leaderboard to a perch so unaccompanied that second place seems stuck somewhere between third and hopeless. There went that Tiger Woods again, seeing to it that English golf connoisseurs could know one of those Tiger Woods weekends when the challenges come not from the field but from the imagination.