National: Tiger Watch

Golf’s Biggest Stars Going in Opposite Directions

Last Updated on Friday, 08 August 2014 03:03 Friday, 08 August 2014 02:58

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LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Paul Newberry/AP) — The divide between golf's two biggest names just keeps growing.

There's Rory McIlroy, shooting another round in the 60s and looking very much like the man to beat at the PGA Championship.

Then there's Tiger Woods, spraying shots all over Valhalla and now most concerned with making it to the weekend.

Clearly, they are two players heading in very opposite directions.

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Tiger Woods Has His Health, Just Not His Game

Last Updated on Friday, 08 August 2014 02:33 Friday, 08 August 2014 02:26

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LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Tiger Woods surveyed his options from so far left of the fairway he was up to his ankles in grass in a hazard he didn't even know was there.

He could take it over the trees and go sideways, but it might be tough to keep it in the fairway.

"What about left gallery?" Woods asked his caddie.

"That's actually not bad," Joe LaCava replied.

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Woods Ready to Tee It Up in the PGA Championship

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014 20:12 Wednesday, 06 August 2014 20:07

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LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Barely able to tie his shoes three days ago, Tiger Woods is ready to tee it up in the PGA Championship.

Woods caused the biggest sensation of the week Wednesday afternoon simply by driving his silver SUV into the parking lot at Valhalla. He has never arrived so late for a major championship and had so little time to prepare — just nine holes at Valhalla, which he had not seen since winning the PGA Championship in 2000.

But at least he's playing.

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Tiger Watch: Woods Should “Wait ‘Til Next Year”

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014 19:48 Wednesday, 06 August 2014 19:36

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LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Jim Litke/AP) — A fan wearing a Chicago Cubs hat caught in the crush around the third tee at Valhalla Golf Club raised both hands above his head to show off an Illinois license plate. It read: "TIGR WDS."

For those who questioned the wisdom of Woods returning to practice Wednesday, just three days after a bad back forced him to quit his last tournament mid-round, it seemed like an omen — and not a particularly good one. The unofficial motto of those sad-sack Cubs, after all, is "Wait 'til next year."

I'm not a doctor, but it sounds like good advice to me.

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Tiger Watch: Woods’ Future Uncertain with More Back Pain

Last Updated on Monday, 04 August 2014 22:57 Monday, 04 August 2014 22:38

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AKRON, Ohio (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Tiger Woods was at Firestone, and the scene looked all too familiar.

Except he wasn't hoisting a trophy.

He could barely bend over to pick up his tee.

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