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Tiger Woods Running Out of Chances to Salvage Season

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 06:35 Wednesday, 29 July 2015 06:20

Tiger WoodsCanadian Press

GAINESVILLE, Virginia (Ben Nuckols/AP) — Tiger Woods knows he's played poorly over the past two years. Now, he's facing the prospect of an early end to his season.

Normally, the Quicken Loans National would be the beginning of a busy stretch of golf for Woods, including the year's final major, a World Golf Championship and the FedEx Cup playoffs.

Not this year. Barring a dramatic turnaround, this week's tournament will be his second-to-last before the new PGA Tour season begins in the fall.

Woods is 197th in the FedEx Cup standings — the top 125 make the playoffs — and he needs a victory just to be eligible for next week's Bridgestone Invitational, on a course where he's won eight times. His last victory was at Firestone two years ago.



From the Fairway: Tiger’s Design Makes the Turn at Bluejack

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 18:57 Tuesday, 30 June 2015 18:53

Bluejack NationalMONTGOMERY, Texas (Bluejack National) — Despite the recent rain, steady progress continues on the golf course at Bluejack National.

Presently, more than 70 acres of grass have been installed, with only 30 remaining. From tee to green, the front nine is fully sodded and sprigged.



The End Of The Tiger Era – Again

Last Updated on Friday, 19 June 2015 13:07 Friday, 19 June 2015 12:34

by Alfie Lau


The epitaph has been written several times this year already.
It came after an 82 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and the subsequent missed cut.
It came a week later when after only 11 holes, a WD and a hurried rush to the parking lot, where an impromptu press conference was held only because his car was blocked by camera stands and reporters.
It came two weeks ago when he shot 85 at The Memorial in the third round, a score not even a 14-handicapper would take.
And now, we come here to praise and to bury the great golf career that spawned 14 Major titles for Tiger Woods.



Tiger’s Story is Getting Old, Yet He Keeps Repeating It

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 05:37 Wednesday, 17 June 2015 05:25

Tiger WoodsCanadian Press

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Washington (Tim Dahlberg/AP) — The questions come less often, largely because the story is getting old.

Or maybe it’s just that no one really believes anymore, even Tiger Woods himself.

The downfall of the greatest player of his time can be measured in any number of ways, whether it’s his current ranking of 195th in the world or the 85 Woods shot just a few weeks ago in a Memorial tournament he has won five times.

One of the most telling, though, may have come from the youngest player in the U.S. Open, a 15-year-old from Texas named Cole Hammer who said his first memory of watching golf on television was watching Woods pump his fist after forcing a playoff he would eventually win at Torrey Pines.



Tiger Watch: Summer Rewind with Tiger Woods

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 June 2015 07:07 Thursday, 11 June 2015 06:50

alt(Nike Golf) For golf athletes, summer is a three-month promise land: a time to attack the pin, to get up early to work out the offseason rust and stay out late to perfect their game.

Nike Golf athlete Tiger Woods knows what it’s like to live and breathe the game of golf during the summer. He didn’t win 14 majors by pressing snooze on his alarm or relaxing by the pool. Growing up in Cypress, California, Woods would be anxious for school to break for the summer so he could spend his days on the course.



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