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October 31, 2013 | By David Wharton
Golf commentator Brandel Chamblee will resign from his job writing columns for Golf.com, acknowledging that he made a "mistake" when he insinuated that Tiger Woods had cheated on the PGA Tour. Chamblee addressed the issue during an interview on the Golf Channel, where he works as a television analyst. "There's no way that I could know with 100% certainty what Tiger's intent was in any of those situations," he said. "That was my mistake. " In his column for Golf.com, which is operated by Sports Illustrated, Chamblee referred to penalties that Woods drew at the Masters, the BMW Championship and a tournament in Abu Dhabi.
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April 10, 2014 | Dan Wiederer
The echoes amid the pines at Augusta National provided evidence Wednesday that the excitement of the 78th Masters was kicking up. The annual par-three tournament produced its usual crowd-pleasing theatrics -- from the aces delivered by Matt Jones, Buddy Alexander and Mark O'Meara to the dialed-in, six-birdie victory claimed by Ryan Moore. But the serious business begins Thursday with 97 players teeing it up and many eager to see just how wide open the doors to contending will be. Finding an obvious favorite seems as difficult as ever, particularly with the absence of the world No. 1 Tiger Woods.
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March 19, 2014 | By David Wharton
Arnold Palmer will miss having Tiger Woods at his Bay Hill tournament this week, but says he sympathizes with the ailing golfer. "He called me to tell me that his back was still giving him a lot of trouble and he didn't feel he should play," Palmer said in a statement. "I told him I understood and wished him well. " Back spasms have pestered Woods since the Barclays last summer. Pain recently forced him to withdraw from the Honda Classic, and he was visibly hurting during the WGC-Cadillac Championship.
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April 10, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
AUGUSTA, GA. - As the shadows lengthened, so did the scowls. The man with one of golf's most famous smiles angrily screamed, "Are you kidding?" The man with the gentlest of postures stiffened, turned his club upside down, and ground the grip into the turf. On its first day in 20 years without Tiger Woods, the Masters should have embraced Phil Mickelson, his veteran presence, his star power, his three green jackets. But as a warm Thursday afternoon became a somber early evening, the Masters once again proved it doesn't need anybody, and turned on him. On an Augusta National course that Mickelson earlier called a "magical place," that magic was as black as his shirt and pinstriped pants.
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February 25, 2009 | Chuck Culpepper
Last seen amid the Torreys in June, Tiger Woods materialized Tuesday morning amid the saguaros in February, luring one of the thicker practice-round galleries on informal record. Eyeballs resumed their craven need to tag along as he played and walked the 18 holes of the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club northwest of Tucson on the eve of golf's most momentous return since Ben Hogan at Riviera in 1950.
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April 29, 1997
Tiger Woods has convinced me that golf is just a kid's game! MAX D. ENFIELD Camarillo
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June 1, 2013 | David Wharton
On an afternoon when Tiger Woods suffered through his worst nine holes as a professional, Matt Kuchar overcame the inclement weather to take a two-shot lead at the Memorial Tournament. With swirling winds and fast greens that continue to bedevil much of the field at Muirfield Village, Kuchar shot a two-under 70 for the third round. He had talked this week about the difficulty of dealing with the weather conditions. "If you've got steady winds, you're fine," he said. "But when it comes up and down you have to make changes.
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January 25, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn have been dating since November. The superstar golfer and skier have found enough time in their busy schedules to take a romantic vacation to Antigua in January and Vonn has been spending time on the slopes with Woods' kids. Sounds pretty serious -- that is, if you believe the anonymous sources close to both athletes quoted in the Hollywood Reporter, which started the gossip mill churning with a report about the alleged romance on Wednesday. A "source close to Lindsey" told the Reporter that the two "met through the ski community, because Tiger is an active skier.
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September 23, 2013 | By David Wharton
Most people will look at Tiger Woods' season on the PGA Tour and focus on one statistic: 0 for 4 in the majors. The world's top-ranked golfer prefers to take a glass-half-full approach, calling it "a pretty good year. " "Very satisfied," he said after the Tour Championship on Sunday. Woods shot a fourth-round 67 to tie for 22nd in Atlanta. The result did not win him the FedEx Cup's $10-million bonus, but he will receive $3 million for finishing second to Henrik Stenson.
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February 20, 2010
Reaction from across the golf sphere -- and elsewhere -- to Tiger Woods' apology speech: NOTAH BEGAY III, PGA Tour golfer and former Stanford teammate: "I was emotional and got a little choked up. . . . It's tough to get any man in America just to go to marriage counseling, let alone go into a 45-day rehabilitation. Plus he's going back tomorrow, and that tells me that he's trying to learn about the issues." TIM FINCHEM, PGA Tour commissioner: "There's some anger in quarters, but mainly it's a sense of sadness.
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April 9, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
AUGUSTA, Ga. - It was a quiet, nondescript moment deep in the pine trees at the end of a sunny practice round. It was a moment unspoiled by smartphones or smart alecks. It was the perfect Masters moment. At a spot where fans could cross the 18th fairway Wednesday afternoon, the marshals did not spot any oncoming golfers and dropped the ropes. But the fans didn't move. In the distance, they could hear a shuffling and a whistling, and so they waited. And waited. Finally, coming down the hill, with no caddie or entourage, accompanied only by his twirling golf club, was smiling former Masters champion Angel Cabrera.
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April 8, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The slow and awkward decay of the powerful aura of Tiger Woods continued here Tuesday on a rain-soaked golfing cathedral that smelled like a damp towel. For the first time in 20 years, Woods will not be here for the Masters, a tournament he has won four times, his virtual ownership of Augusta National symbolizing his decades of dominance. Yet his fellow golfers do not sound relieved. They do not act as if reprieved. They spoke of this giant, haunting presence with neither fear nor reverence.
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April 7, 2014 | By Gary Klein
The ball teetered on the lip of the 16th hole at Augusta National Golf Club. It was 2005, and after Tiger Woods' now-famous chip shot fell in for a birdie and Woods went on to win the Masters for the fourth time, Jim Michaelian made a decision. With Woods' popularity and Tiger-driven television ratings soaring, Michaelian was convinced that the annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach should not be run on the same day that the winner of a golf major was being fitted for a green jacket.
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April 5, 2014 | By Teddy Greenstein
You know the sound a golf gallery makes when a five-foot birdie putt lips out? Ohhhhhhhhh. That's the groan that also accompanied the news that a rehabbing Tiger Woods would miss the Masters for the first time since 1994. That year, Jose Maria Olazabal triumphed on a 6,925-yard course, and Woods was voted "most likely to succeed" by classmates at Western High in Anaheim. Without Woods, there's no "Will he pass Jack Nicklaus" talk. There's less buzz. Fewer casual fans will tune in. CBS' Jim Nantz, during an appearance on "The Dan Patrick Show," called Woods' absence "the story that dwarfs all others.
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March 21, 2014 | By Brian Schmitz
ORLANDO, Fla. - On a day when news broke that Tiger Woods was diagnosed with a bulging disk, Adam Scott was diagnosed with a bulging lead. Scott will be under observation for the next two days as he tries to carry the Arnold Palmer Invitational on his back with the ease of a world-class weightlifter. The Aussie leads the tournament by seven shots and is 14 under at the midway point, following up his course-record-tying 62 with a solid 68 on Friday at Bay Hill. Scott set more tournament records, besting the previous largest lead here after 36 holes: Paul Azinger (1988)
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March 21, 2014 | By David Wharton
While Adam Scott continued to hold the lead midway through the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Fla., on Friday, much of the talk centered on the absent Tiger Woods. According to a Golfweek report , Woods has been diagnosed with a bulging disk that will not require surgery. Earlier this week, he called to inform Palmer that he was withdrawing from the tournament at Bay Hill, where he has won eight times in his career. "I think he's listening to the doctors," Palmer said on Wednesday. "And he mentioned that they're saying that he needs to give it a bit of a rest and see if he can work it out. " Woods has battled back problems since last summer.
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February 9, 2014 | By Dan Loumena
Tiger Woods' niece, Cheyenne Woods, has claimed her first victory on a major professional tour by shooting a final-round 69 at the Australian Ladies Masters on Sunday in Gold Coast, Australia. She finished with a four-round total of 16-under 276 to edge runner-up Minjee Lee, a 17-year-old amateur from Australia, by two strokes. Stacy Lee Bregman of South Africa and Camilla Lennarth of Sweden tied for third at 12 under. Like her famous uncle, she took command of the tournament with a birdie on a par-five hole, No. 15, at the Royal Pines Resort course to open a two-stroke lead she maintained on the final three holes.
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March 19, 2014 | By David Wharton
Arnold Palmer will miss having Tiger Woods at his Bay Hill tournament this week, but says he sympathizes with the ailing golfer. "He called me to tell me that his back was still giving him a lot of trouble and he didn't feel he should play," Palmer said in a statement. "I told him I understood and wished him well. " Back spasms have pestered Woods since the Barclays last summer. Pain recently forced him to withdraw from the Honda Classic, and he was visibly hurting during the WGC-Cadillac Championship.
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March 12, 2014 | By David Wharton
It seems that Tiger Woods' recurring back spasms are not quite painful enough to keep him off one of his favorite courses. Woods is reportedly working himself into shape - again - and plans to defend his championship at the 2014 Arnold Palmer Invitational next week. "Tiger is continuing to get treatment and and get himself in a good place for next week," his agent, Mark Steinberg, told ESPN.com. "He intends to be at Bay Hill. " The announcement should not come as a surprise.
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