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Tiger Woods Writes Letter to Boy with Stuttering Problem

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:48 Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:38

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WILTON, Connecticut (AP) — A boy who was bullied for stuttering received strong encouragement from someone else who once struggled with his speech — Tiger Woods.

Golf Digest published the letter from Woods on its website.

“I know what it’s like to be different and to sometimes not fit in,” Woods wrote. “I also stuttered as a child and I would talk to my dog and he would sit there and listen until he fell asleep. I also took a class for two years to help me, and I finally learned to stop.”



Woods Has Worst 72-Hole Performance at THE PLAYERS

Last Updated on Monday, 11 May 2015 06:24 Monday, 11 May 2015 06:09

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Tiger Woods swung driver on the seventh hole and it went right down the middle.

His driver, not the golf ball.

This wasn’t a fit of disgust at The Players Championship, rather one of those times where Woods feels trapped between the old swing he is trying to forget and the new one he is trying to build. He let the club go after impact, and it traveled some 15 feet. The golf ball went 275 yards, offline and near the face of a bunker.

Standing next to the water cooler, Woods said loud enough for those around him to hear, “Old swing, new release pattern.”



Tiger Woods Says Qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Golf Tournament is ‘Very Important’

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 May 2015 08:06 Thursday, 07 May 2015 08:02

Tiger WoodsTiger Woods has said that qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is “very important” as golf prepares to return to the Olympic fold after a 112-year absence. However, the world’s most famous golfer has his work cut out to reach Brazil next year.

Woods, who has won 14 major titles, has slipped to 125th in the world rankings following a succession of injuries and poor performances. There are 60 places in the men’s Rio 2016 golf tournament up for grabs, but each nation is limited to four entries, if those players are in the top 15, or two entries if outside the top 15.



Woods Says Vonn Split, Father’s Death Led to Sleepless Nights

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 09:00 Wednesday, 06 May 2015 08:49

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Tiger Woods felt rusty and tired Tuesday at The Players Championship — rust because he has played one tournament in three months, fatigue because of his personal life.

He said only part of that was breaking up with Lindsey Vonn.

Woods and the Olympic ski champion jointly announced they were splitting up after more than two years because of their hectic schedules as athletes.

“Obviously, it does affect me,” Woods said after a nine-hole practice round at TPC Sawgrass. “It’s tough. There’s no doubt. I’m not going to lie about that. And on top of that, this time of the year is really, really hard on me.”



Tiger Watch: Woods, Vonn End Relationship

Last Updated on Monday, 04 May 2015 00:48 Monday, 04 May 2015 00:32

Tiger Woods and Lindsey VonnCanadian Press

SAN FRANCISCO, California (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn are no longer a power couple in American sports.

Golf’s biggest star and the Olympic ski champion said Sunday they were breaking up after more than two years. But in ending their relationship, both were in complete harmony in their separate announcements on social media, citing busy lives and times they will always “cherish.”



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