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From the Fairway: Tiger to Design His First Course in China with Pacific Links International

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2015 03:13 Wednesday, 29 April 2015 03:07

Pacific Links National Golf ClubBEIJING, China — Pacific Links International announced its flagship course in China: Pacific Links National Golf Club in Beijing. This prestigious club will be designer Tiger Woods’ first course in China and the start of Pacific Links’ rapid growth, as the company works to bring luxury, western-style golf to the area.

“We are building an exclusive program that will allow people to experience high-end golf clubs across the globe,” said Mr. Du, owner and chairman of Pacific Links International. “There is no other membership like this in China, and Pacific Links National Golf Club, design by Tiger Woods, is an exciting step in this next phase of progress.”

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Woods Adds Players Championship to His Schedule

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 April 2015 19:12 Sunday, 26 April 2015 19:06

Tiger WoodsCanadian Press

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (AP) — Tiger Woods has added The Players Championship to his schedule, another indication that he is getting back to a normal golf season.

Woods won The Players the last time he played in 2013. He missed last year while recovering from back surgery that forced him to miss a combined seven months in 2014. He sat out two months earlier this year to work on his game — particularly his chipping — after posting a career-high 82 in Phoenix.

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Jordan Spieth and the Record that Got Away

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015 04:45 Wednesday, 15 April 2015 23:55

Jordan SpiethCanadian Press

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Jordan Spieth became the first player to reach 19-under par at any point during the Masters.

He just didn’t stay there.

On the final hole, he chipped too strong and missed a 5-foot par putt that would have put him alone in the Masters record book at 19-under 269. Instead, he shares the spot at 270 with Tiger Woods, who made a 4-foot par putt in 1997 to break the record held by Raymond Floyd (1976) and Jack Nicklaus (1965).

Asked if he was bothered by not making par, Spieth said, “A little bit.”

“I knew he had shot that,” Spieth said. “I didn’t know where I was at. I was so focused on this match I was playing with Justin (Rose).”

Not that he wasn’t trying.

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Woods Grinds Out Final Round to Clinch Top-20 Finish at the Masters

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 April 2015 21:18 Sunday, 12 April 2015 21:07

Tiger WoodsAUGUSTA, Georgia (Mark Soltau/TigerWoods.com) — Tiger Woods started out the week hoping for the best, but had no assurances of even making the cut in the 79th Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Idle since February 5, when he played 11 holes and withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open because of lower back stiffness, Tiger rebuilt his swing and overhauled his chipping.

He was as curious as the thousands of spectators and millions of television viewers how both would hold up under the spotlight and pressure of competition. And while he didn’t claim a fifth green jacket, his play was more than respectable.

Woods closed with a 1-over 73 on Sunday and tied for 17th at 5-under 283, 13 strokes behind wire-to-wire winner Jordan Spieth of Texas.

“To make a couple swing changes and then come here to a major championship and contend, I’m proud of that part of it,” Woods said. “I just wish I could have made a few more timely putts and moved up that board.”

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Woods Says ‘Bone Popped Out’ During Final Round of Masters

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 April 2015 19:58 Sunday, 12 April 2015 19:51

Tiger WoodsCanadian Press

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Paul Newberry/AP) — Tiger Woods stirred up quite a frenzy on social media when talking about an injury to his right hand during the final round of the Masters.

After an errant drive at the ninth hole, Woods struck a hidden tree root while hitting his second shot off the pine straw.

Woods screamed in pain and let the club fly out of his hand. He shook his hand walking toward the green but managed to salvage par on the way to a closing 1-over 73.

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