January 26, 2014 |
LA JOLLA - Like many on the PGA Tour's traveling road show, Scott Stallings is mostly a name in the small print. That should change now, at least for a while. When he won the Farmers Insurance Open on Sunday at Torrey Pines, it gave his career both a tangible and intangible boost. The tangibles are easy. First place was worth $1.098 million. Also a spot in the Masters. That means he can return to Augusta National, to the spot on No. 18 where he can revisit an incredible Tiger Woods drive.
January 25, 2014 |
The couple of hundred fans who made the 20-minute, early-morning hike out to the 10th tee to witness a third-round charge by Tiger Woods in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines instead watched him trip out of the gate and stagger to the finish. Woods finished with a seven-over-par 79, one of his worse scores as a pro, and did not make the second cut to play Sunday. Wearing gray slacks, a black shirt, black cap and a frown, Woods bogeyed his first hole, a par four, after missing the fairway off the tee, a chronic problem for him in his first tournament of the year. He has managed to hit less than 43% of the fairways off the tee in three rounds.
January 24, 2014 |
LA JOLLA - It was difficult to know the significance of what took place in the featured group at the Farmers Insurance Open here Friday. Golf has many moving parts, and many were moving when Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth teed it up together on the North Course at Torrey Pines. Numbers help. Woods is 38, Spieth 20. Woods shot a one-under-par 71 and made the cut by a shot. Spieth shot a nine-under 63, nine birdies and no bogeys, and led the field by one shot going into Saturday's third round.
January 23, 2014 |
LA JOLLA - The guy in the signature black sweater vest here Thursday, walking the fairways of the Farmers Insurance Open, looked familiar. Oh, there was a little hitch in his get-along, perhaps a little more roundness near the belt. But the irons still fired at the pin and the velvety putting touch, on greens that demand nothing else, were the same. This was Rocco Mediate at Torrey Pines South. How can we ever forget? Why would we even try? It was the 2008 U.S. Open.
January 8, 2014 |
Tiger Woods might be stuck in a major drought -- winless in golf's biggest tournaments since 2008 -- but you can bet he's crying all the way to the bank. The world's top-ranked golfer earned more than $83 million last season, raising his career total to an unprecedented $1.3 billion, according to an article in Golf Digest . His 2013 paycheck included a reported $12 million in money from playing and $71 million in off-the-course earnings. Next year's haul could take a hit after Woods ended a lucrative video-game contract with EA Sports.
December 13, 2013 |
Tiger Woods' half brother has been arrested in Phoenix for allegedly making a bomb threat at the government building where he works. Earl Dennison Woods Jr., 58, was booked on suspicion of attempting to terrify, intimidate, threaten or harass others after calling in the threat Tuesday morning, according to the Associated Press. More than 100 of Woods' co-workers at the Department of Economic Security were evacuated at the time of the call. A reportedly apologetic Woods told police that the threat was meant as a joke and that he did not expect anyone to take it seriously.