National: Tiger Watch
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 06:55 Thursday, 26 March 2015 06:50
(Tim Dahlberg/AP) — When we last saw Tiger Woods he was fleeing from a golf tournament in mid-round, mumbling something about improper activation of his glutes.
He’s been missing in action for some time now, desperately searching for some of the magic he once took for granted. Woods blamed the glutes, but the truth is that his game is in such a deep, dark place that he’s embarrassed to even tee off in public places.
The Masters begins in two weeks, and it’s not a place someone who seems to be struggling with the yips while chipping wants to make a comeback. If Woods does play at Augusta National, bookies in Las Vegas who for nearly two decades have made him the odds-on favorite are giving 50-1 odds he won’t leave the place with a fifth green jacket.
He’s got another new swing coach and a vague plan to regain his mojo by returning to the ways of his youth. But he needs more — much more.
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015 06:23 Tuesday, 17 March 2015 06:14
Nike Golf will debut a new 30-second film that features the Nike TW ’15 shoe and showcases Tiger Woods’s desire to always improve on his golf game. While men and women socialize in a stereotypical golf clubhouse setting, Woods bypasses the revelry and makes his way to the practice range.
“To get better in anything, it takes drive. You have got to want to do it,” said Woods. “If you look at the greatest athletes or the people who have accomplished the most in life, they have always taken the initiative themselves.”
Last Updated on Sunday, 15 March 2015 20:08 Sunday, 15 March 2015 19:42
PALM HARBOR, Florida (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Tiger Woods will not be at Bay Hill next week for the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the second tournament he has missed since stating a month ago that he would not return to golf until his game was ready.
Woods still wasn’t ruling out the Masters in a brief statement on his website.
“I’ve put in a lot of time and work on my game and I’m making strides,” Woods said. “But like I’ve said, I won’t return to the PGA Tour until my game is tournament ready and I can compete at the highest level.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 March 2015 22:08 Wednesday, 11 March 2015 22:01
Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, and Phil Mickelson are scheduled to compete in the Champion Golfers’ Challenge on the eve of The Open Championship at St. Andrews in July.
Participants will play St. Andrews’ 1st, 2nd, 17th and 18th holes in groups of three or four. The best individual score on each hole will be the team’s score. Teams will compete for a £50,000 prize for charity. Tom Watson and Peter Thomson will celebrate milestones at the Challenge. Thomson will mark the 60th anniversary of his win in the 1955 Open at St Andrews, while Watson will be playing on the 40th anniversary of his win in his Open debut in 1975 at Carnoustie.
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