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.
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.
March 23, 2012 |
Could the long road back for Tiger Woods finally be nearing an end? He's certainly shown some signs lately that his game is coming back, if not to the level of 2002, at least to a point where he has to be considered a contender whenever he tees it up. Woods birdied four consecutive holes on the front nine of the second round at Bay Hill on Friday to move within two shots of leaders Jason Dufner and Grahame McDowell. [ Update, 3:47 p.m.: Charlie Wi later finished with a 68 to move into a share of the lead with Woods.]
March 16, 2010 |
Tiger Woods released a statement Tuesday announcing that he will return to golf at the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club., which begins April 8. We can now start counting the days (23) until he returns to competition at Augusta National , which will take place after a four-month hiatus that started when he became embroiled in a scandal over extramarital affairs. [Updated at 9 a.m.: "The Masters is where I won my first major and I view this tournament with great respect," Woods said in the statement.
August 2, 2011 |
Tiger Woods says he's back in the game. More than a month after announcing he would not be returning to golf until his leg injuries were fully healed, the star player declared himself "good to go. " When he plays in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitationalin Ohio, which begins tomorrow, he'll also be up against longtime friend and rival Darren Clarke. Even as he finished recuperating from his physical injuries, Woods was reportedly texting Clarke " mental " advice during previous competitions.
June 2, 2013 |
Matt Kuchar survived a brief challenge Sunday afternoon to win the Memorial Tournament and collect his second victory of the PGA Tour season. Things did not go so well for Tiger Woods at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. While Kuchar shot a four-under-par 68 in the final round, the world's top-ranked golfer finished 20 strokes back, recording his highest score since 2010. "Yeah it happens. It happens to us all," Woods said. "Go home next week and practice. " Kuchar held off Kyle Stanley at the turn, then celebrated his two-shot victory with a handshake from host Jack Nicklaus.
November 6, 2013 |
While Tiger Woods was traveling abroad to play in the Turkish Open, his girlfriend was back home calling him "dorky" on national television. Skier Lindsey Vonn appeared on the "Katie" show , where host Katie Couric asked her to describe the often controversial golfer. "He's goofy," Vonn said. "Like dorky goofy. " She quickly added: "He's probably not going to be that excited that I just said that. " Woods will play in a field that features Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose and Padraig Harrington this week.
February 22, 2012 |
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano of Spain said that if he played well, he could beat Tiger Woods in the opening round of the Accenture Match Play Championships. Ultimately, though neither golfer played well, Woods managed to eke out a 1-up victory by getting up and down from the sand on the 18th hole. For a while, it appeared that Fernandez-Castano could actually win, as both players spent lots of time hitting from the scrub and desert that surround the fairways in Marana, Ariz. He jumped to a two-up lead after two holes, lost the lead, then managed to move ahead again early in the back nine.
August 23, 2012 |
Golfer Rory McIlroy is feeling good coming off of his record-setting eight-stroke victory at the PGA Championship earlier this month. So good, in fact, that he isn't afraid to call out perhaps the greatest golfer of all time: Tiger Woods. At a news conference for The Barclays tournament, which started Thursday at Bethpage Black in New York, McIlroy was asked about next month's Ryder Cup. Just a few minutes before the question, Woods, who was to interviewed next, had entered the room.