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November 13, 2013 | By David Wharton
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.
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April 24, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
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.
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August 23, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
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.
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March 23, 2012 | By Mike James
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.]
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March 16, 2010 | By Chuck Schilken, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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