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Tiger Woods Played Practice Round at Augusta

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 22:46 Tuesday, 31 March 2015 22:41

Tiger WoodsCanadian Press

AUGUSTA, Georgia (AP) — Tiger Woods played a practice round Tuesday at Augusta National, a strong indication that the four-time champion could make his return at the Masters.

Mark Steinberg, his agent at Excel Sports Management, confirmed in an email to The Associated Press that Woods played 18 holes.

Still to be determined is whether he returns for the Masters next week.

Woods has not played since he withdrew at Torrey Pines on February 5 after 11 holes because of tightness in his back during a chilly, fog-delayed opening round. A week later, he said he would return to competition when he had the game for it.



Woods Falls Out of Top 100 in the World

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 March 2015 23:49 Sunday, 29 March 2015 23:39

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Canadian Press

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — For the first time since 1996, Tiger Woods is not among the top 100 golfers in the world ranking.

Woods, who hasn’t played since he withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open on February 6, falls to No. 104 this week. The last time he was out of the top 100 was on September 29, 1996, when he was at No. 225. The following week, Woods won the Las Vegas Invitational as a 20-year-old for the first of his 79 PGA Tour victories.



Tiger Woods Helps Launch Scholarship Fund Honoring Sifford

Last Updated on Friday, 27 March 2015 00:45 Friday, 27 March 2015 00:35

Tiger WoodsCanadian Press

PRINCESS ANNE, Maryland (AP) — Tiger Woods has donated $10,000 to launch a scholarship fund honoring Charlie Sifford, who broke the color barrier in golf as the first black PGA Tour member.

The University of Maryland-Eastern Shore announced the gift from Woods. The money will go toward need-based scholarships for minority students with an interest in golf.



Advice for Tiger Woods: Eat Grapes and Tie a Double Knot

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 06:55 Thursday, 26 March 2015 06:50

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(Tim Dahlberg/AP) — When we last saw Tiger Woods he was fleeing from a golf tournament in mid-round, mumbling something about improper activation of his glutes.

He’s been missing in action for some time now, desperately searching for some of the magic he once took for granted. Woods blamed the glutes, but the truth is that his game is in such a deep, dark place that he’s embarrassed to even tee off in public places.

The Masters begins in two weeks, and it’s not a place someone who seems to be struggling with the yips while chipping wants to make a comeback. If Woods does play at Augusta National, bookies in Las Vegas who for nearly two decades have made him the odds-on favorite are giving 50-1 odds he won’t leave the place with a fifth green jacket.

He’s got another new swing coach and a vague plan to regain his mojo by returning to the ways of his youth. But he needs more — much more.



The End Of The Tiger And Phil Era?

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 08:27 Wednesday, 18 March 2015 08:08

by Alfie Lau


Before this year, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson had played 217 tournaments together and had missed the cut together only once, at the 2012 Greenbrier Classic.
But in the span of two weeks, they did it twice, in their 218th and 219th starts together, first at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and then at the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego.
It may be premature to say this, but is the Tiger and Phil Golden Era of Golf officially over?



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