November 13, 2013 |
So, how does Tiger Woods feel about his girlfriend calling him a dork? Last week, skier Lindsey Vonn appeared on Katie Couric's talk show and told a national television audience that the world's top-ranked golfer is "dorky goofy" in private. Woods got a chance to respond during a CNN interview . "My teammates used to call me 'Urkel' back in college," he said. "I do have that little nerdy side of me. That's probably why I got into Stanford. " With the 2014 Sochi Olympics drawing near, Woods also talked about the differences between golf and downhill skiing.
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.
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.
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.
March 13, 2012 |
In an effort perhaps to sharpen his recently poor putting, Tiger Woods appears to have contacted an unlikely source. Shaq Fu. A new commercial promoting Tiger Woods' PGA Tour 13 features Shaquille O'Neal and Woods mimicking classic kung fu films, including awkward voice dubbing and endless kung fu moves. Based on O'Neal's free-throw shooting history, it's likely the former Lakers center adopts Happy Gilmore's game: tremendous driving power and unreliable putting. So it's unclear if such an approach would actually help.
September 4, 2012 |
Tiger Woods can add another item to his long list of accomplishments: He is the first person to win $100 million on the PGA Tour. Woods finished third in the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday to earn $544,000 and push his career total to $100,350,700. “The purse increase helps,” Woods said. “I won fewer tournaments than Sam Snead has, but obviously he was in a different era. It's just that we happened to time it up right and happened to play well when the purses really had a nice spike up.” Snead, the career leader with 82 PGA Tour victories, earned just $620,126 in a career that started in 1937.
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.