National: Tiger Watch

Tiger Already Thinking About Augusta

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015 19:56 Wednesday, 04 February 2015 19:46

Tiger WoodsCanadian Press

SAN DIEGO, California (Doug Ferguson/AP) — The tournament that Tiger Woods used to dominate now feels more like a big practice ground with splendid views of the Pacific.

Woods always says he doesn’t enter a tournament unless he thinks he can win, and he has done that 79 times on the PGA Tour. There was nothing Wednesday to suggest he felt any differently at Torrey Pines, even though he is coming off an 82 at the Phoenix Open, the highest score of his career.

But while he is playing at Torrey Pines, where he is an eight-time winner as a pro, his mind was clearly on the Masters.

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Tiger Drops to No. 56 in World Ranking

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015 19:34 Wednesday, 04 February 2015 19:23

Tiger WoodsSAN DIEGO, California (Helen Ross/PGATOUR.COM) — Used to be, you never had to look past the No. 1 spot on the Official World Golf Ranking to find Tiger Woods. He occupied that spot for 683 weeks, in fact.

After surgery, swing changes and last week’s missed cut at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, though, Tiger Woods now clocks in at No. 56 — sandwiched between Tommy Fleetwood and John Senden.

If he doesn’t work his way back into the top 50 as of March 1, after The Honda Classic concludes, Woods will miss the following week’s World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship. Woods has only missed one other event in the global series — the 2011 HSBC Champions.

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Woods Out of Top 50 for 1st Time in More Than 3 Years

Last Updated on Monday, 02 February 2015 03:04 Monday, 02 February 2015 02:51

Tiger WoodsCanadian Press

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Tiger Woods, coming off an 82 for his worst round as a pro, will be out of the top 50 in the world ranking for the first time in more than three years.

And if he doesn’t turn his game around quickly, he will be ineligible for a World Golf Championship for only the second time in his career.

Woods was No. 1 in the world eight months ago. But after missing most of last year recovering from back surgery, and playing poorly in the few times he did play, Woods made his 2015 debut in the Phoenix Open at No. 47 in the world. He missed the cut by 12 shots.

Woods will be no better than No. 53 next week, and could fall even farther depending on what happens at the Phoenix Open and Dubai Desert Classic. Woods has not been lower than 58th in the world since winning the first of his 79 title on the PGA Tour at the Las Vegas Invitational in October 1996.

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And The Tiger Nightmare Continues

Last Updated on Friday, 30 January 2015 15:46 Friday, 30 January 2015 15:26

by Alfie Lau
 

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When Marshawn Lynch says: “I’m just doing this so I don’t get fined,” it’s seen as disrespectful to the media.
 
When Tiger Woods said this after his shockingly horrible (+11) round of 82 Friday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, he could laugh about his terrible day at the office.
 
“We all have days like this,” said Woods of his 44-38 round punctuated by 6 bogeys, two doubles, a triple and two meaningless birdies. “It was not a very good day from the very start until the end.”

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Tiger to Team with Kuchar for 2015 Bridgestone America’s Golf Cup

Last Updated on Friday, 30 January 2015 02:36 Friday, 30 January 2015 02:27

altDreams are coming true for golf fans in Latin America, as Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar have confirmed their participation in the second edition of Bridgestone America’s Golf Cup (BAGC). The event, one of the most important in the region, will be played in Mexico from Oct. 21-25, at a venue to be confirmed.

The expectations in Latin America for these two star players are great. Woods, who is back playing on the PGA TOUR, returns to Mexico after Tiger Woods Design opened El Cardonal at Diamante in Cabo San Lucas.

Kuchar, currently 10th in the Official Golf World Ranking, has finished tied for second and third in his past two PGA TOUR appearances.

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