National: Tiger Watch

Woods to Get New Sponsor for PGA Event

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 March 2014 16:07 Sunday, 02 March 2014 16:01

Bill Haas

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida — The PGA Tour is closing on a deal for Detroit-based Quicken Loans to become title sponsor of Tiger Woods' tournament at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., The Associated Press has learned.

Two people who have been told about the deal said Quicken Loans could begin its sponsorship before the next tournament, to be played June 26-29. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal is not completed and has not been announced.

Dan Gilbert, who owns the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers, is the chairman and founder of Quicken Loans.

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Another Slow Start for Tiger at Honda Classic

Last Updated on Friday, 28 February 2014 00:31 Friday, 28 February 2014 00:15

Tiger Woods

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida — Zach Johnson made a quadruple-bogey 8 on his second hole and still managed a 67 in the Honda Classic on Thursday.

Tiger Woods had good birdie chances on his opening four holes and couldn't break par.

Johnson made seven birdies after his soggy start — two straight shots into the water — and it took a few minutes for him to digest a wild round at PGA National. He looked as though he might have shot himself out of the tournament, but he ended the round two shots behind co-leaders William McGirt and Rory Sabbatini among the early starters.

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Woods Wears Winning TW’14 NikeID Shoe Design

Last Updated on Friday, 28 February 2014 00:01 Thursday, 27 February 2014 23:49

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Keep an eye on Tiger Woods’s feet today — he's sporting something a little brighter than normal for the first round of the Honda Classic.

Woods will be walking the course in a pair of custom Nike TW ’14 shoes featuring the red, white and blue motif that the 14-time Major champion chose last month out of thousands of submissions as the winning design in the TW ’14 NIKEiD contest. The designer, Dane Thompson, was inspired to incorporate patriotic colors to cheer on team USA this winter and at the 2014 Ryder Cup, as well as in support of Woods at the 2014 U.S Open.

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Head of Tiger Woods’ Foundation Leaves to Join PGA Tour

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 00:07 Wednesday, 26 February 2014 00:00

Greg McLaughlin

Canadian Press

IRVINE, California (AP) — Greg McLaughlin is leaving as head of the Tiger Woods Foundation after 14 years to join the PGA Tour.

McLaughlin was the tournament director of the Nissan Open at Riviera when he offered Woods an exemption into his first PGA Tour event at age 16. He later ran the Honda Classic and Western Open.

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A Third of Season Gone, Woods Just Getting Started

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 23:48 Tuesday, 25 February 2014 23:32

Tiger Woods

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida — Imagine being one-third of the way through the PGA Tour season and having a slight edge over Tiger Woods in the FedEx Cup.

"I would say, 'God, I'm playing well,'" said Joe Ogilvie.

Except that he's not.

But he does have a slight edge over Woods, who is hardly playing at all.

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