May 22, 2013 |
The feud between golfers Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia took a turn for the worse Tuesday when Garcia, asked at a European Tour awards banquet whether he would invite Woods to dinner during next month's U.S. Open, said: "We will have him 'round every night. We will serve fried chicken. " Later that night, Garcia attempted to make amends for the remark, saying, "I apologize for any offense that may have been caused by my comment on stage during the European Tour Players' Awards dinner.
February 9, 2014 |
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.
February 18, 2010 |
Tiger Woods, once one of the world's most bankable athletes but disgraced by his own infidelities, will put his face on public view Friday morning for the first time since the early-morning car accident in November outside his Florida home permanently altered his life. He won't be pouring out his heart to Oprah Winfrey or taking questions on "60 Minutes." Instead, Woods will be in his own kind of tightly controlled comfort zone to say he's sorry. In front of a single television camera at the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., home to PGA Tour headquarters, and with three wire service reporters and an undisclosed number of pre-approved golf writers present, the 34-year-old superstar will make his first statement since admitting in December he was unfaithful to his wife, Elin, and would take an indefinite break from the game that built him. Woods will apologize for his behavior, his agent Mark Steinberg said Wednesday.
March 8, 2013 |
Tiger Woods doesn't often compliment other golfers, but there's a reason he called veteran American Steve Stricker among the greatest putters in the history of the game. It seems that Stricker noticed a couple of small problems in Woods' stroke and counseled the former No. 1 player in the world. Things like relaxing his strong grip, improving his posture and keeping his hands ahead of the ball on impact. “He can see the things that are off a little bit because he knows my stroke so well,” Woods said of Stricker, a 12-time winner on the PGA Tour.
November 28, 2012 |
The World Challenge, otherwise known as Tiger Woods' tournament, kicks off Thursday with Woods and 17 other players chasing a $4-million purse. Woods is the defending champion of the four-day event at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, a tournament he has won five times and that benefits Woods' charities. This year's field includes the winners of two of golf's four major tournaments: Masters champion Bubba Watson and U.S. Open winner Webb Simpson. "It's an honor just to be here . . . and just shows that you've been doing the right stuff," Simpson said.
January 29, 2013 |
Tiger Woods spent more than three hours playing 11 holes of golf Monday in the delayed final round of the Farmers Insurance Classic, a situation that left him quite unhappy afterward, even though he had won the tournament and its $1.08-million first prize. So how did he spend his time while standing on various tees and fairways, waiting to hit while players in front of him dwaddled along? "We talked a lot about Kobe [Bryant]," said Woods' caddie, Joe LaCava. "He loves Kobe and he couldn't believe he had 14 assists the other night.
January 25, 2013 |
LA JOLLA -- Tiger Woods is chewing up the easier Torrey Pines North Course on Friday and has climbed to the top of the leaderboard at the Farmers Insurance Open. Woods, who shot four-under-par 68 on the South Course in his opening round, shot four-under 32 on his front nine Friday and was eight-under overall as he made the turn. Woods was tied at one point with Charles Howell III for the lead but Howell fell to seven-under when he made bogey five on the South Course's par-four 10th hole, giving Woods the solo lead.
April 24, 2012 |
Butch Harmon, who coached Tiger Woods from 1993 to 2004, says the Tiger Woods he watched play at the Masters is much different than the golfer he coached. "For me, and I think we saw this at the Masters, he looks like he's playing 'golf-swing' and not golf," Harmon told the Wall Street Journal . "In my opinion, he's very robotic. And you could see that at Augusta with all his practice swings and the double-cross shots when he's trying to fade it and he hooks it. I think everyone thought because he won at Bay Hill that he was back; well, he didn't hit it great at Bay Hill, he hit it OK. And Bay Hill's not a major.
October 22, 2013 |
Golf commentator Brandel Chamblee is not backing down from his insinuation that Tiger Woods cheated on the PGA Tour this season. In a recent column for Golf.com, Chamblee gave Woods an "F" for the 2013 season, writing that the world's top-ranked player was "a little cavalier with the rules" and that "ethics matter more than athletics. " Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, quickly fired back with threats of legal action. "There is nothing you can call a golfer worse than a cheater," Steinberg told ESPN.com.
March 2, 2013 |
Serena Williams received a lesson in golf etiquette on Friday when she tried snapping a photo of Tiger Woods from the gallery at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. As Woods stepped to the tee box at No. 17, Williams raised her phone to prepare to take a photo. A tournament official noticed and immediately walked toward her, waved his arm to get her attention and then let her know that taking photos was not allowed. Williams tweeted about the mishap: "Apparently u can't take pictures of golfers.