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Woods at 5-Year Mark of Thanksgiving Accident

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 07:48 Wednesday, 26 November 2014 07:36

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Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson/AP

Any mention of golf during the week of Thanksgiving used to be about the Skins Game.

Now it’s hard not to think about Tiger Woods.

It was five years ago this week when his private life began to unravel. It still seems surreal to recall the breaking news scrolling along the bottom of the television that Woods had been "seriously injured" in a car accident outside his home. The injury wasn’t that serious. He was treated and released.

And while the tree his SUV struck did far more damage, it was the fire hydrant he first ran over that became a symbol of the before-and-after nature of his career.

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Tiger Hires Texas-based Como as Coach

Last Updated on Monday, 24 November 2014 00:43 Monday, 24 November 2014 00:37

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Canadian Press

NAPLES, Florida (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Tiger Woods has hired a swing consultant as he prepares to return to competition.

Woods announced on Twitter that Dallas-based Chris Como, a specialist in biomechanics of the golf swing, will be working and consulting with him. Woods did not identify Como as his swing coach.

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Tiger Hires Chris Como As New Swing Coach

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 November 2014 17:14 Saturday, 22 November 2014 16:56

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It didn’t take long for Tiger Woods to find his next coach.
 
After parting ways with Canadian Sean Foley at the end of August, Woods announced on Saturday that he has hired Chris Como to be his swing instructor.
 
“Happy to have Chris Como consulting and working with me on my swing,” Woods tweeted. “I’m excited to be back competing.”
 
Woods will return Dec. 4-7 at his Hero World Challenge, an 18-man field of top 50 players at Isleworth.

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Woods Complains About Dan Jenkins Parody

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 01:32 Wednesday, 19 November 2014 01:19

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Tiger Woods criticized Hall of Fame golf writer Dan Jenkins for a parody in which Jenkins fakes an interview with him and covers topics from his reputation as a bad tipper to his failed marriage to his six-year drought in the majors.

The online headline of the Golf Digest column is "My (Fake) Interview with Tiger," with an asterisk to add, "Or how it plays out in my mind." The print edition of the magazine has "fake" in parentheses on the cover, but not in the headline above the column.

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Woods Starts Hitting Balls Again

Last Updated on Friday, 24 October 2014 02:36 Friday, 24 October 2014 02:20

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Tiger Woods began hitting balls last week, according to a report in USA Today.

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg told the newspaper that the doctors gave their blessing for him to move past chipping and putting.

“The doctors said he could hit golf balls again, and he’s listening to his doctors and to his body,” Steinberg said. “He will keep listening to his doctors and body.

“ ... He’s feeling pretty good.”

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