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Practice Round With Tiger Awkward: Fellow Pro

Ben Curtis said Woods seemed nervous, played OK

(Newser) - A recent practice round with Tiger Woods proved awkward, a fellow pro golfer says—with Woods seeming nervous to be playing with a PGA Tour colleague for the first time after months of rumor and scandal. “He was a bit rusty,” 2003 British Open champ Ben Curtis said...

John Daly Tweets Sportswriter's Cell Number

Tells fans to 'flood his line'

(Newser) - John Daly, outraged over a Florida Times-Union article yesterday, published the cell phone number of the journalist who wrote it on Twitter. “Call and flood his line and let’s tell him how we feel,” he urged his followers. He then sent two more tweets complaining about the...

PGA Faces Life Without Tiger
 PGA Faces Life Without Tiger  

PGA Faces Life Without Tiger

Tour forced to sell sponsorships at cut rates

(Newser) - As the PGA Tour season gets under way, it has become painfully clear how important Tiger Woods has been to his sport. With the megastar conspicuously absent, the Tour has been struggling to sell sponsorships and attract ratings. Three of this year's events still lack a corporate sponsor, and the...

Don't Bring 'Circus' to Course, Player Warns Tiger

Woods should air laundry in another forum first: Geoff Ogilvy

(Newser) - Tiger Woods had better not come back to the golf course without making some kind of public appearance elsewhere first, warns a fellow pro who doesn’t want the media crunch. “I think he should come out [of hiding] away from a golf course, one, out of respect for...

Tiger Woods Planning Spring Comeback
 Tiger Woods Planning 
 Spring Comeback 

Tiger Woods Planning Spring Comeback

Golfer will return to the green just as soon as sex rehab ends

(Newser) - Get ready for the Tiger Woods comeback, coming to a golf course near you this spring. A source tells Radar that’s when Woods plans to return to the PGA tour, when his sex rehab program is over—but it remains to be seen whether he’ll be ready for...

Maybe Tiger's Had a PR Plan All Along
 Maybe Tiger's Had 
 a PR Plan All Along 
smarter than we think?

Maybe Tiger's Had a PR Plan All Along

The golfer's handling of his infidelity scandal may not be so bad

(Newser) - Tiger Woods, so talented at the game of golf, seems to know nothing about the game of PR: He’s hopelessly bungled this whole infidelity scandal—or has he? Though his strategy might not be obvious to all, Simon Dumenco sees a method to the madness, and outlines Tiger’s...

Tiger Woods Will Take 'Indefinite' Break From Golf

Citing 'infidelity,' sport's top competitor says he wants to mend fences

(Newser) - Tiger Woods is taking an indefinite leave from professional golf to work on saving his family, he said this evening in a statement posted on his Web site. In the post, Woods used the word "infidelity" for the first time since his Nov. 27 car accident unleashed a scandal....

Hot Rumor: Tiger's Cheating
 Hot Rumor: Tiger's Cheating 

Hot Rumor: Tiger's Cheating

Lots of web, tabloid smoke on this one

(Newser) - Low-level buzz on the Internet has it that Tiger Woods is cheating on his wife of 5 years, with Media Take Out reporting that the National Enquirer is going public with details of the golfer’s relationship with one Rachel Uchitel. Nothing online yet from the Enquirer , which, to remind...

Woods First Athlete to Bank $1B

On-course winnings, appearance fees, endorsement deals put him over the top

(Newser) - Tiger Woods is undoubtedly saving what room is left in his trophy case for the majors he needs to pass Jack Nicklaus, but his latest accomplishment doesn’t come with a trophy anyhow: He’s the first professional athlete to earn $1 billion, Forbes says. The magazine calculated on-course winnings,...

Mickelson's Wife Diagnosed With Cancer

He pulls out of 2 tournaments

(Newser) - Phil Mickelson has left the PGA Tour after learning that his wife, Amy, has breast cancer. She's scheduled for major surgery within 2 weeks, Bloomberg reports. The No. 2 golfer in the world had been scheduled to start play in the Byron Nelson Championship tomorrow in Irving, Texas, and defend...

... And He's Back
 ... And He's Back 

... And He's Back

(Newser) - Tiger Woods is back on the fairway and back in competition. Wearing his trademark white "TW" golf cap and swinging easily, the world's No. 1 player teed off today at the Accenture Match Play Championship near Tucson, Ariz. His first drive found the fairway. It's Woods' first tournament competition...

Everyone, Even Tiger, Is Watching That New Knee

Golf great is optimistic about return, but no more sure than the rest of us

(Newser) - As Tiger Woods returns to golf today after an 8-month hiatus, the big question is how his surgically repaired left knee will hold out, the Miami Herald reports. If the injury that had plagued him for years is really fixed, could Tiger’s swing become even more fearsome? “I’...

Absent Tiger Leaves Gaping Hole at British Open

Woods, on crutches in Florida, still the talk of the fairways

(Newser) - Tiger Woods is sitting out the PGA Tour in Florida but his overwhelming reputation still looms large over the 137th British Open, reports the Washington Post. The golf superstar's image appears on banners in the streets leading to the course and talk of his absence dominated pre-tournament interviews.

Weekley Wins Second Straight at Harbour Town

Three-shot win grants him a free pass to next year's Masters

(Newser) - Boo Weekley successfully defended his Verizon Heritage title and captured his second career U.S. PGA Tour event at Harbour Town Golf Links today. Weekley shot an even-par 71 for a three-shot victory over Anthony Kim (71) and Aaron Baddeley (69). "It was a lot easier than last year,...

Immelman Leads a Masters Full of Surprises

Snedeker, Mickelson hot on his trail; Tiger sits seven back

(Newser) - Trevor Immelman, who only four months ago was in a hospital in South Africa to recover from a benign tumor that doctors removed from his diaphragm, shot a second consecutive 4-under 68 to build a one-shot lead over Snedeker after two rounds of the Masters. Tiger Woods, at 1-under, needs...

Rose, Immelman Tied for Masters Round One Lead

Tiger Woods shoots even-par, four strokes back

(Newser) - Justin Rose and Trevor Immelman shot 4-under 68s for the clubhouse lead in the first round of the Masters today. On a warm, sunny opening day that featured Ian Poulter's hole-in-one, a solid start to Zach Johnson's title defense and Tiger Woods poised for a run at another green jacket,...

Ogilvy Snaps Woods' Win Streak
Ogilvy Snaps Woods'  Win Streak

Ogilvy Snaps Woods' Win Streak

Aussie fights off Goosen, Singh, Furyk to win CA Championship

(Newser) - Tiger Woods failed to win a tournament for the first time in nine months, as Geoff Ogilvy triumped at the CA Championship at Doral by a stroke. The Australian, a former U.S. Open winner was able to edge out Retief Goosen, Jim Furyk and Vijay Singh in a weather...

Play Suspended, Ogilvy Holds Slim Lead at Doral

Weather forces Monday finish for WGC event

(Newser) - Geoff Ogilvy leads by one stroke after the final round at Doral was suspended due to darkness. Mother Nature forced an extended rain delay today, the tourney’s second stoppage in two days. Despite the weather, the golf is good as the leaderboard is crowded with big-name players. Vijay Singh...

Soggy Doral Frustrates Tiger As Ogilvy Leads

Missed putts put Woods three shots back before rains come

(Newser) - Adam Scott did to Tiger Woods what the world's No. 1 player usually does to other players today at the CA Championship, reports the Associated Press. Scott picked up five shots in five holes on Woods and stayed within one shot of leader Geoff Ogilvy, before storms suspended play at...

Putting Leaves Tiger Vulnerable at Doral

Woods, Mickelson both trail leaders by two shots after day one

(Newser) - Tiger Woods is human after all. He three-putt the 18th at the CA Championship at Doral today, ending the day with a bogey and a two-shot deficit heading into tomorrow’s second round, reports the Associated Press. "I've got to trust what I see," he said, blaming himself...

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