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Tiger Woods Progressing in Rehab, Still Won’t Set Timeline

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 June 2016 18:24 Thursday, 23 June 2016 17:58

Tiger WoodsCanadian Press

BETHESDA, Maryland (Stephen Whyno/AP) — Tiger Woods can play soccer with kids and ride a bike but hasn’t progressed far enough in his rehab to set a timeline on when he’ll return to professional golf.

Woods, who hasn’t played on the PGA Tour in 10 months after two back surgeries last year, isn’t yet able to play 36 holes a day and practice how he’d like. Before getting back, he said he’d have to play several days to show his body can handle the workload.

“I need to get to where I can play 18 holes out here and go to the range for an hour and work on my game,” Woods said on the eve of the first round of his Quicken Loans National tournament. “That’s what I used to do, that’s one of the reasons why I think I’ve had some success — I was able to work on it during the week. Just not quite there yet.”

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Tiger Woods to Skip U.S. Open at Oakmont

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 June 2016 18:33 Tuesday, 07 June 2016 18:28

Tiger WoodsCanadian Press

OAKMONT, Pennsylvania (Doug Ferguson/AP) — For the third time in the past six years, the U.S. Open will go on without three-time champion Tiger Woods.

Woods said on his website that he is not ready for tournament competition and will skip the U.S. Open next week at Oakmont, along with his Quicken Loans National the following week at Congressional.

“While I continue to work hard on getting healthy, I am not physically ready to play in this year’s U.S. Open and the Quicken Loans National,” he said. “I am making progress, but I’m not yet ready for tournament competition.”

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Canada’s Rubenstein to Co-Write Book with Tiger

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 June 2016 18:58 Tuesday, 07 June 2016 17:54

Tiger Woods and Lorne RubensteinCanadian Press

NEW YORK, New York — Tiger Woods is getting back to work – as an author.

Woods is writing his second book, which will look back on his historic victory in the 1997 Masters, when he broke 20 records and became the first player of black heritage to win a major championship.

The book, which does not yet have a title, will be co-written with Canadian golf writer Lorne Rubenstein and be released in hardcover, as an e-book and in audio editions in March 2017, a month before the 20th anniversary of his first Masters title.

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Tiger Says He is ‘Progressing Nicely,’ No Date for Return

Last Updated on Monday, 16 May 2016 22:13 Monday, 16 May 2016 21:52

Tiger Woods at the Quicken Loans National Tournament Media AvailabilityCanadian Press

BETHESDA, Maryland (Ben Nuckols/AP) — Tiger Woods grimaced as he took three warmup swings after sitting in a chair for 30 minutes on a cool, blustery Monday morning at Congressional talking about his upcoming tournament. Hitting a ceremonial shot from a forward tee on the par-3 10th hole, he chunked his first attempt into the pond short of the green.

He asked for another ball. That one splashed, too. With officials from his foundation egging him on, he tried one more time. The last one cleared the pond, but not by enough. It landed on a steep bank and rolled down into the water.

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Bluejack National, Tiger’s First Course Design in the U.S., Opens

Last Updated on Friday, 29 April 2016 09:09 Friday, 29 April 2016 09:02

Tiger Woods plays at Bluejack National grand openingMONTGOMERY, Texas (Tiger Woods Design) — The grand opening of Bluejack National in Montgomery, Texas, was more than a celebration of Tiger Woods’ first course design in the United States.

It was also a welcome back party for Woods, who played five holes with his friend and Bluejack National ambassador Mark O’Meara. Woods, who is coming off a third back surgery, said they were the first holes he has played since competing in the Wyndham Championship last August.

“I’m definitely a little tired, but I feel pretty good,” Tiger said. “I haven’t been out here playing like this. You see the rust. It’s fun to be here.

“It’s fun to be at Bluejack and do something like this and to have the turnout like they did, as many people as we did and have as many families come out as we did. That’s what’s fun.”

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