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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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Woods Faces 2 Big Weeks That Shape Rest of Season

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 23:32 Tuesday, 29 July 2014 23:26

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AKRON, Ohio (Doug Ferguson/AP) — The landmark at Firestone Country Club is among the most popular in America, a massive water tower in the shape of a golf ball on a tee.

Tiger Woods has reason to see only a big ATM machine.

Woods has eight wins at Firestone, one more than Matt Kuchar has won on the PGA Tour. In 15 appearances, he has made $11.06 million, which is roughly the same as Tom Watson has made in four decades on the PGA Tour.

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Tiger Watch: Woods to Return to Notah Begay Charity Event

Last Updated on Monday, 28 July 2014 19:27 Monday, 28 July 2014 19:19

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VERONA, New York (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Tiger Woods is returning to play in Notah Begay's charity event.

It will mark the fifth time Woods will take part in the NB3 Foundation Challenge put on annually by his former college roommate at Stanford. This year's event at Turning Stone Resort is August 27, 2014.

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Tiger Watch: Woods Says Watson Should Pick Him for Ryder Cup

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 July 2014 14:55 Sunday, 20 July 2014 14:51

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HOYLAKE, England (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Even after his worst 72-hole finish in a major, Tiger Woods says he would pick himself for the Ryder Cup team.

His first major of the year, and second tournament since March 31 back surgery, wasn't much of an audition for U.S. captain Tom Watson. Woods was never the same after opening the British Open with a 69. The mistakes kept piling up, and so did the big numbers, and he closed with a 3-over 75 on Sunday at Royal Liverpool.

"I just made too many mistakes," Woods said.

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