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Woods to Miss Honda Classic

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 February 2015 19:00 Sunday, 22 February 2015 18:54

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida (AP) — Tiger Woods will not be playing the Honda Classic next week.

The decision was not a surprise. Woods said last week his game was not acceptable for tournament golf and that he would not play again until he felt like it was. His agent confirmed in an email that he would not be playing the Honda Classic.

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Nicklaus Says Woods Needs ‘Positive Thing’ to Happen

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 February 2015 18:07 Sunday, 22 February 2015 17:50

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LOS ANGELES, California (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Jack Nicklaus isn’t ruling out Tiger Woods breaking his record of 18 major championships provided he rediscovers his game.

Nicklaus said Friday on Golf Channel that Woods will have to do that on his own.

“You go through things, and you have to have a positive thing happen to you to turn it around,” Nicklaus said. “I think Tiger will turn it around. He’s too dedicated, he works too hard at it, he’s got too much talent. He’ll figure it out. And personally, I think he needs to figure it out himself. Because a teacher can’t teach what’s inside your head. You’ve got to be able to put that positive thought into your head yourself.”

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Tiger: “I Need a Lot of Work on My Game”

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 01:38 Wednesday, 18 February 2015 01:33

alt“The last two weeks have been very disappointing to me, especially Torrey, because I never want to withdraw. Unfortunately, lately injuries have made that happen too often.

“This latest injury is not related to my previous surgery. I am having daily physical therapy and I am feeling better every day.

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Tiger: “I’ll Come Back When I’m Ready”

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 February 2015 18:07 Saturday, 14 February 2015 22:25

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With all the health issues he’s faced the last few years and swing coach changes and personal turmoil etc., etc., it seems the Tiger mystique has finally received its most crippling blow. He can’t play anymore.

The most dominant player on the planet over the last 15 years has come down with a serious case of the chip-yips…and it is really hard to watch.

So you can imaging how hard it is for the player to accept what has befallen him of late.

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Tiger Watch: Biggest Obstacle Facing Woods Might Be Between the Ears

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 02:56 Tuesday, 10 February 2015 02:47

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SAN DIEGO, California (Doug Ferguson/AP) — The BBC called on Thanksgiving weekend in 2009 looking for insight on the shocking, sordid details about the private life of Tiger Woods and how this would affect his pursuit of golf’s most meaningful record.

The line of questions made one thing clear. They didn’t need a golf writer, they needed a psychologist.

Five years later, has anything changed?

Ignore for a moment the bunker shot that Woods blasted into the bleachers on the 16th hole during the pro-am at the Phoenix Open. Or the 82 he posted in the second round at the TPC Scottsdale, the worst score of his career. The record will show he has more WDs than top 10s in the last 18 months.

But this might be the most sobering thought.

Is it possible that perhaps his greatest strength — his mind — is now his weakness?

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