National: Tiger Watch

Even Without Woods, Plenty At Stake At Wyndham Championship

Last Updated on Friday, 19 August 2016 01:20 Friday, 19 August 2016 01:14

Tiger Woods At The 2015 Wyndham ChampionshipCanadian Press

GREENSBORO, North Carolina (AP) — There’s still plenty at stake at the Wyndham Championship this year — even if some of the big names from last year aren’t playing.

Tiger Woods didn’t return, sidelined by a back injury. And Davis Love III — a local favorite and three-time winner who had hip surgery last month — is only watching.

When play begins at Sedgefield Country Club, the field once again will be littered with players trying to force their way off the PGA Tour’s bubble in the final week of golf’s regular season and earn spots in the first round of the playoffs.

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Tiger Watch: Woods Out of PGA Championship as Rehab Continues

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 July 2016 18:48 Tuesday, 19 July 2016 18:41

Tiger WoodsCanadian Press

Tiger Woods withdrew from the PGA Championship, the first time he will go an entire year without playing a major.

The decision, while not a surprise, also means he will go an entire PGA Tour season without playing.

His agent, Mark Steinberg of Excel Sports Management, said in a text to The Associated Press on Tuesday that Woods will not play the remainder of the tour season as he continues to rehab following back surgeries. That would have amounted to only three more tournaments before the start of the FedEx Cup playoffs.

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Woods to Sit Out British Open and Miss Another Major

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 July 2016 21:39 Sunday, 03 July 2016 21:35

Tiger Woods at the 2014 British OpenCanadian Press

TROON, Scotland (AP) — Tiger Woods is out of the British Open, the first time he has sat out three majors in one year.

The R&A announcement that the 14-time major champion has withdrawn was not a surprise. Woods has not played in nearly a year as he recovers from two back operations. He has given little indication when he will be healthy enough to return.

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Tiger Woods Progressing in Rehab, Still Won’t Set Timeline

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 June 2016 18:24 Thursday, 23 June 2016 17:58

Tiger WoodsCanadian Press

BETHESDA, Maryland (Stephen Whyno/AP) — Tiger Woods can play soccer with kids and ride a bike but hasn’t progressed far enough in his rehab to set a timeline on when he’ll return to professional golf.

Woods, who hasn’t played on the PGA Tour in 10 months after two back surgeries last year, isn’t yet able to play 36 holes a day and practice how he’d like. Before getting back, he said he’d have to play several days to show his body can handle the workload.

“I need to get to where I can play 18 holes out here and go to the range for an hour and work on my game,” Woods said on the eve of the first round of his Quicken Loans National tournament. “That’s what I used to do, that’s one of the reasons why I think I’ve had some success — I was able to work on it during the week. Just not quite there yet.”

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Tiger Woods to Skip U.S. Open at Oakmont

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 June 2016 18:33 Tuesday, 07 June 2016 18:28

Tiger WoodsCanadian Press

OAKMONT, Pennsylvania (Doug Ferguson/AP) — For the third time in the past six years, the U.S. Open will go on without three-time champion Tiger Woods.

Woods said on his website that he is not ready for tournament competition and will skip the U.S. Open next week at Oakmont, along with his Quicken Loans National the following week at Congressional.

“While I continue to work hard on getting healthy, I am not physically ready to play in this year’s U.S. Open and the Quicken Loans National,” he said. “I am making progress, but I’m not yet ready for tournament competition.”

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