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January 23, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
  LA JOLLA - The guy in the signature black sweater vest here Thursday, walking the fairways of the Farmers Insurance Open, looked familiar. Oh, there was a little hitch in his get-along, perhaps a little more roundness near the belt. But the irons still fired at the pin and the velvety putting touch, on greens that demand nothing else, were the same. This was Rocco Mediate at Torrey Pines South. How can we ever forget? Why would we even try? It was the 2008 U.S. Open.
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January 8, 2014 | By David Wharton
Tiger Woods might be stuck in a major drought -- winless in golf's biggest tournaments since 2008 -- but you can bet he's crying all the way to the bank. The world's top-ranked golfer earned more than $83 million last season, raising his career total to an unprecedented $1.3 billion, according to an article in Golf Digest . His 2013 paycheck included a reported $12 million in money from playing and $71 million in off-the-course earnings. Next year's haul could take a hit after Woods ended a lucrative video-game contract with EA Sports.
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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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December 8, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Zach Johnson defeated Tiger Woods on the first hole of a playoff to win the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge and cap a wild finish to Woods' charity golf tournament Sunday. After Johnson made a par four on the playoff hole -- the 18th hole at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks -- Woods' putt for par to extend the playoff curled out of the cup and left him with a bogey. The two players, who were paired together, came to the last hole of regulation play tied at 13 under par. Woods hit his approach shot into a bunker in front of the green at the par-four 18th hole, seemingly giving the advantage to Johnson.
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December 7, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Tiger Woods shot an even-par 72 Saturday to maintain a two-shot lead over Zach Johnson after three rounds of the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge. Dealing with rain and wet grounds in the morning, then gusty winds in the afternoon, Woods' score was 10 strokes higher than a day earlier, when he tied the tournament record with a 62 at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks. Johnson also shot 72 as both he and Woods dropped birdie puts on the 18th hole. Bubba Watson fired a three-under 69 to move into third place at seven-under 209 overall, while Matt Kuchar was fourth after a four-over 76 that dropped him to four-under for the event.
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December 7, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
There would be no tournament records for Tiger Woods on Saturday. One day after his scorching 10-under-par 62, Woods had to settle for par 72 in the face of gusty winds at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks. But that still was good enough for the third-round lead of the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge, which benefits Woods' charities. Woods, who already has won the event a record five times, was 11 under par (205) and held a two-shot lead over Zach Johnson, who also shot 72. Bubba Watson shot a three-under 69 to climb into contention at seven under, while Matt Kuchar struggled to a four-over 76 and was fourth at four under.
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December 6, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Tiger Woods and the other 17 players in Woods' charity tournament had to wait an extra hour to tee off Friday because of morning frost at Sherwood Country Club. Woods said he also "didn't warm up well" when he was practicing on the driving range. "I was not hitting it very good. " But that all changed on the course, where Woods got hot in a hurry and showed why he's the world's top-ranked player and a five-time winner of his event. Woods fired a 10-under-par 62, tying his tournament record, to surge into the second-round lead of the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge.
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December 6, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Tiger Woods birdied three of the first four holes Friday in the chilly second round of his charity tournament in Thousand Oaks. But despite reaching four-under par for the event, Woods remained three shots behind first-round leader Zach Johnson, who stood at seven under after birdies on the first two holes at the par-72 Sherwood Country Club. Matt Kuchar also birdied the first two holes to reach six under par and trail Johnson by one stroke in the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge.
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December 6, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
In thirty years, when Tiger Woods is no longer able to hit it 320 and no longer has to answer questions about winning or not winning majors, he might have a moment of clarity on what golf has given him. The money will rate high, of course. The fame - sometimes disintegrating into notoriety - not so high. But not lost on him will be the doors the game opened. Especially the one that led into Nelson Mandela's home 15 years ago. Woods has been asked over the years about that meeting, whenever there was a thread of a connection.
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December 5, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
  Facing an uphill, 25-foot putt for birdie on the 14th hole at Sherwood Country Club, Zach Johnson struck the ball hard, "too hard," he said. No matter. The ball went into the cup instead of sailing by, helping Johnson to a five-under-par 67 and the first-round lead Thursday in the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge. Matt Kuchar finished one shot behind Johnson, and Hunter Mahan and Bubba Watson were three shots behind with two-under 70s in the tournament that benefits Tiger Woods' charities.
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