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Bluejack National, Tiger’s First Course Design in the U.S., Opens

Last Updated on Friday, 29 April 2016 09:09 Friday, 29 April 2016 09:02

Tiger Woods plays at Bluejack National grand openingMONTGOMERY, Texas (Tiger Woods Design) — The grand opening of Bluejack National in Montgomery, Texas, was more than a celebration of Tiger Woods’ first course design in the United States.

It was also a welcome back party for Woods, who played five holes with his friend and Bluejack National ambassador Mark O’Meara. Woods, who is coming off a third back surgery, said they were the first holes he has played since competing in the Wyndham Championship last August.

“I’m definitely a little tired, but I feel pretty good,” Tiger said. “I haven’t been out here playing like this. You see the rust. It’s fun to be here.

“It’s fun to be at Bluejack and do something like this and to have the turnout like they did, as many people as we did and have as many families come out as we did. That’s what’s fun.”



Woods Making Progress Toward a Return; No Date Set

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 21:38 Tuesday, 26 April 2016 21:20

Tiger WoodsCanadian Press

(Doug Ferguson/AP) — Tiger Woods registered for the U.S. Open, which was more procedure than pronouncement. Three weeks later, he played five holes during the official opening of the golf course he designed outside Houston. The next step is returning to competition, for which the timeframe remains unknown.

Monday was the first time he had played any golf holes since the Wyndham Championship in August, he said, contrary to speculation that he had played at The Medalist near his home in South Florida. He described those five holes at Bluejack National as "nice and smooth."

“That’s harder than I have been going at it the last month,” Woods told reporters for Global Golf Post and ESPN. “Just gradually progressing. We’re just trying to progress, and I’m doing that.”

As for the return? Woods said he hasn’t set a date, which he described as frustrating. Then again, he said, he never would have thought he would be this far along five months ago at his tournament in the Bahamas, where he was in pain from two back surgeries.

Woods had to register for the U.S. Open at Oakmont (June 16-19) by the deadline.



Tiger Woods Foundation to Host Hyundai Event in Los Angeles

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 March 2016 03:21 Wednesday, 30 March 2016 03:16

Tiger WoodsPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — The PGA TOUR announced that the Tiger Woods Foundation will become the new Host Organization of the TOUR’s historic tournament at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles. Tiger Woods, who grew up in the Los Angeles area and whose Foundation is headquartered in nearby Irvine, is expanding his commitment to his native California by serving as the host and becoming actively involved in the tournament. The transition follows the recent announcement that Hyundai Motor America will become the tournament’s title sponsor also beginning with the 2017 event. PGA TOUR Championship Management has operated the tournament since 2009.



Meet the Earl Woods Scholars: Erica & Jessica Rivera

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 March 2016 19:06 Tuesday, 29 March 2016 18:55

Erica and Jessica RiveraIRVINE, California (Reshma Melwani/Tiger Woods Foundation) — In unison, identical twins Erica and Jessica Rivera emphatically declare that mathematics is their passion. They don’t know where this love comes from. They say it’s organic; let’s say it runs in their matching DNA. From as early as fourth grade, the now 18-year-old sisters remember the joy they felt solving math problems in class.

“As soon as I start working on a math problem I feel like I am stepping into a different world — a world where there just might be a possible solution to every problem,” Erica said.



Tiger Chipping and Putting at Home

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 March 2016 02:27 Thursday, 10 March 2016 01:40

Tiger WoodsReposted from Tiger Woods’ blog

As I announced last week, I am starting to feel a lot better. I have been chipping and putting at home, and recently started hitting 9 irons. That’s been so nice. After all, Florida is the Sunshine State.

My son Charlie and I compete in just about everything and have three-hole chipping contests. The loser has to do push-ups. My short game feels pretty sharp.

The big thing right now is trying to get stronger and more flexible. Sitting out as long as I did, some weakening occurred, and I have a lot of work ahead of me.



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