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.
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.
March 23, 2012 |
Tiger Woods had one of his most consistent rounds of the year Friday with a seven-under-par 65 at Bay Hill to take the lead at the Arnold Palmer Invitational after two rounds. Woods had seven birdies and no bogeys on the par-72 course, and at the time he finished at 10 under, he had a one-stroke lead over Jason Dufner and Grahame McDowell. "I putted well today," he said in an interview on Golf Channel just after the round. "I didn't feel I hit the ball that well ... but I played smart all day. " Woods has won this tournament six times and has built a career on being a front-runner.
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.
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.
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.
April 10, 2013
Tiger Woods may seem long overdue for his first Masters win since 2005, but writers from around the Tribune Co. have some other ideas about who will be wearing the green jacket Sunday afternoon. Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times Brandt Snedeker will win this year's Masters Golf Tournament because he is playing well, has gone through enough blips in recent years to draw on when the going gets tough and because the game of golf needs him to win. Why, you ask? Because he has a sunny, pleasing personality, is a genuine decent guy and, most important, because he plays fast.
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.