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March 21, 2014 | By David Wharton
While Adam Scott continued to hold the lead midway through the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Fla., on Friday, much of the talk centered on the absent Tiger Woods. According to a Golfweek report , Woods has been diagnosed with a bulging disk that will not require surgery. Earlier this week, he called to inform Palmer that he was withdrawing from the tournament at Bay Hill, where he has won eight times in his career. "I think he's listening to the doctors," Palmer said on Wednesday. "And he mentioned that they're saying that he needs to give it a bit of a rest and see if he can work it out. " Woods has battled back problems since last summer.
June 2, 2013 | By David Wharton
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.
August 2, 2011 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times / for the Booster Shots blog
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.
February 12, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
Tiger Woods on Tuesday committed to play in three upcoming tournaments, but not one of them was this week's Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club. Woods, who hasn't played since his four-shot victory at the Farmers Insurance Open, confirmed he will be playing in next week's Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona. Woods, who has won that event three times, was eliminated in the second round last year by Nick Watney. Woods is also committed to playing the Honda Classic at PGA National (Feb.
November 6, 2013 | By David Wharton
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.
March 2, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
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.
December 13, 2013 | By David Wharton
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.
February 22, 2012 | By Mike James
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.
March 8, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
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.
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.
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