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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.



Woods Has Another Procedure on His Back

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 October 2015 07:27 Saturday, 31 October 2015 07:20

Tiger WoodsPARK CITY, Utah ( — Tiger Woods announced that he underwent a successful follow-up procedure to his September back surgery. This was done to relieve discomfort.

It was performed on October 28, in Park City, Utah, by neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Rich.

“Tiger is doing well, and we expect him to make a full recovery,” Rich said.

There is no timetable for Woods’ return to the PGA TOUR.



Woods Says Recovery Will Be ‘Long and Tedious’

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2015 05:39 Wednesday, 21 October 2015 05:32

Tiger WoodsCanadian Press

MEXICO CITY (Carlos Rodriguez/AP) — Tiger Woods has not started rehabilitation for a second back surgery he had a month ago, and he said he would face another “tedious and long” process that suggests it might be awhile before he competes again.

Woods last played at the Wyndham Champion on August 23, where he tied for 10th for his best finish at a PGA Tour event in nearly two years.

In a surprise announcement September 18, he said he had a second back surgery after doctors during a routine check discovered a fragmented disc pinching a nerve. Woods had his first surgery just before the 2014 Masters and missed nearly three months. He said later he came back too early.



Tiger’s First Restaurant, ‘The Woods Jupiter,’ A Hit

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 September 2015 19:23 Thursday, 24 September 2015 19:14

The Woods JupiterJUPITER, Florida (Mark Soltau/ — When Tiger Woods decided to build a new restaurant, he did what he has always done in golf: surround himself with the best team, do his due diligence and work hard. Much like the start of his career, The Woods Jupiter is already receiving rave reviews.

Opened August 10, 2015, at Harbourside Place on the water in Jupiter, Florida, The Woods Jupiter is packing in customers in its spacious, elegantly designed upscale restaurant and sports bar. There are 42 large flat-screen televisions throughout the restaurant, including 16 in the comfortable lounge area. While the dress code is casual, the décor, service, food and wine list are upscale.



Tiger Undergoes Successful Back Surgery, is Hopeful to Return in Early 2016

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 September 2015 04:35 Wednesday, 23 September 2015 04:30

Tiger WoodsTiger Woods, a 14-time major champion and winner of more than 100 events worldwide, announced that he has undergone a second successful microdiscectomy surgery on his back. The first was done March 31, 2014.

The surgery was performed late Wednesday in Park City, Utah, by neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Rich. Dr. Rich also performed the initial operation.

“Tiger Woods underwent a microdiscectomy late on Sept. 16 at Park City Medical Center,” Dr. Rich said. “With the upcoming offseason, the decision was made to remove a small disc fragment that was pinching his nerve. The microsurgery was a complete success, and he was discharged Thursday night.”



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