October 15, 2013 |
Tiger Woods said the back problems that nagged him at the recent Presidents Cup have dissipated as he prepares for the final two events of his season. "My back feels great," he told reporters on a conference call Tuesday to promote the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge, a tournament Dec. 5-8 at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks that benefits Woods' charities. Woods, 37, fought lingering back pain while helping the U.S. team secure the Presidents Cup victory in Dublin, Ohio, nine days ago. But since then, "I took a week off, I've trained this week, I've gotten a bunch of treatment" that eased the problem, Woods said.
July 24, 2013 |
Pro golfers have never been shy about griping to officials over tough pin locations. But when the PGA Championship comes around next month, they may have to direct their complaints elsewhere -- to the fans. The PGA has launched a campaign in which the public can vote online to select the pin location for the par-three, 181-yard 15th hole on the final day of the annual tournament, which is being played at Oak Hill this year. “The opportunity for fans to take part in the interactive 'PGA Championship Pick the Hole Location Challenge' is part of a new era in engagement that connects golf fans with the season's final major in a fun and dramatic way,” PGA President Ted Bishop said in a statement.
July 13, 2013 |
The world's top-ranked golfer has a new catchphrase. Tiger Woods uttered it after falling short at the Masters this spring, and again after playing himself out of contention at the recent U.S. Open. "Just haven't gotten it done," he said. Five years have passed since major knee surgery set him back, 31/2 since scandal threw another wrench into his career. A rebuilt swing has put him back on top, but he cannot seem to perform at major championships. Heading into the British Open this week, Woods hasn't won a major since 2008 and remains stalled in his pursuit of Jack Nicklaus' all-time record.
June 12, 2013 |
ARDMORE, Pa. - Wednesday was a beautiful day at the Merion Golf Club. Soft clouds, perfect temperature, gently cooling breezes. It was also the day before the U.S. Golf Assn., the diabolical mastermind of the U.S. Open, hands 150 players blindfolds and offers each a final puff on a cigarette. The 113th edition of this annual golf agony is meant, as always, to make the greatest golfers in the world feel as if they are wearing starched underwear. Mike Davis, executive director of the USGA, summed up nicely Wednesday morning.
June 2, 2013 |
Matt Kuchar survived a brief challenge Sunday afternoon to win the Memorial Tournament and collect his second victory of the PGA Tour season. Things did not go so well for Tiger Woods at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. While Kuchar shot a four-under-par 68 in the final round, the world's top-ranked golfer finished 20 strokes back, recording his highest score since 2010. "Yeah it happens. It happens to us all," Woods said. "Go home next week and practice. " Kuchar held off Kyle Stanley at the turn, then celebrated his two-shot victory with a handshake from host Jack Nicklaus.
June 1, 2013 |
I knew that extra time at the driving range would finally pay off. You can't call me “Four Easy Payments” any more because of all the self-help gadgets I've purchased off late-night TV. Saturday morning, after years of putting practice and sand-and-soil toil, I finally know what it feels like to play golf like Tiger Woods. In case you missed it, Woods shot eight-over-par 44 on his opening nine during third-round play at Jack Nicklaus' Memorial tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.