National: Tiger Watch

Woods Still A Big Presence At His Tournament

Last Updated on Monday, 07 December 2015 00:35 Sunday, 06 December 2015 23:55

by Doug Ferguson
 

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NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem met with Tiger Woods on Wednesday and was happy to see him alive.
 
“I kidded him because based on media reports I read before I came down here this morning, I thought he was actually dying. 'Tiger, you're supposed to be dead.' I just saw him, Finchem said. “He's alive.”
 
Woods, the tournament host of the Hero World Challenge, got the week off to a sobering start in a press conference Tuesday in which he said he had no idea when his back would be healthy enough for him to do anything more than walk, much less think about playing golf.

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Tiger 2.0

Last Updated on Friday, 04 December 2015 00:03 Thursday, 03 December 2015 23:35

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In one of the most candid and revealing interviews of his fascinating career, Tiger Woods opened up to Canadian golf journalist Lorne Rubenstein for TIME Magazine.

In the interview with Rubenstein, entitled 'Tiger's Private Struggles',  with a bag of ice on his back, Woods talked about his desire to keep playing, his relationship with his ex-wife, why he and Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn broke up, the highs and lows of his career on the course and his feelings about watching golf on TV (“I can’t stand it”). 

Woods addresses the very real possiblility that his career may indeed be over, but stresses he desperately hopes that is not the case.

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Tiger Woods Has No Timetable On Healing Or Playing

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 December 2015 21:36 Tuesday, 01 December 2015 21:15

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NASSAU, Bahamas – Tiger Woods is painting a bleak picture on his return to golf by saying he has no idea when his back will heal.
 
Woods has gone through three procedures in the same spot in his back in the last 19 months.
 
He said Tuesday he has not started rehabilitation and does not know when his back will allow him to do that.

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Scott Says Caddie’s Book Won’t Be a Distraction

Last Updated on Sunday, 08 November 2015 06:38 Sunday, 08 November 2015 06:32

Adam ScottCanadian Press

SHANGHAI, China (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Adam Scott hasn’t read caddie Steve Williams’ book about Tiger Woods and doesn’t expect it to be a distraction when Williams is working for him.

“I haven’t been lucky enough to get a copy. Must be in the mail still,” Scott said after his opening round at the HSBC Champions. “I don’t know exactly what’s in the book. As I said, I haven’t read it. I think everyone knows probably what to expect.”

Williams worked 13 years for Woods during the peak of his career. Their relationship became strained after Woods was embroiled in a sex scandal at the end of 2009, and it ended in the summer of 2011 shortly after Williams caddied for Adam Scott in the U.S. Open while Woods was recovering from leg injuries.

Williams had been talking about a book since then, though he was concerned about a non-disclosure agreement he had with the 14-time major champion. The book, “Out of the Rough,” was published in New Zealand.

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Caddie Opens Up on Tiger Woods’ Affairs in Tell-All Book

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2015 05:17 Wednesday, 04 November 2015 05:08

Tiger Woods and former caddie Steve WilliamsCanadian Press

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Tiger Woods’ former caddie Steve Williams has described his anger and frustration at being “hung out to dry” by Woods’ management when the golfer’s infidelities were revealed in 2009, and says he was sometimes treated as a “slave” on the course.

A New Zealand newspaper published a chapter of Williams’ tell-all book “Out of the Rough” in which the New Zealand-born caddie describes his reaction on learning of Woods’ extramarital affairs. Williams writes that he didn’t hear from his close friend Woods for four months as the golfer’s marriage, career and reputation fell apart.

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