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McIlroy, Woods Scheduled to Compete in Open Championship Exhibition

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 March 2015 22:08 Wednesday, 11 March 2015 22:01

altRory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, and Phil Mickelson are scheduled to compete in the Champion Golfers’ Challenge on the eve of The Open Championship at St. Andrews in July.

Participants will play St. Andrews’ 1st, 2nd, 17th and 18th holes in groups of three or four. The best individual score on each hole will be the team’s score. Teams will compete for a £50,000 prize for charity. Tom Watson and Peter Thomson will celebrate milestones at the Challenge. Thomson will mark the 60th anniversary of his win in the 1955 Open at St Andrews, while Watson will be playing on the 40th anniversary of his win in his Open debut in 1975 at Carnoustie.

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Tiger Woods Foundation, DraftKings Join Forces for Fantasy Game Partnership

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 March 2015 20:53 Wednesday, 11 March 2015 20:39

altWASHINGTON — The Tiger Woods Foundation announced its exclusive partnership with DraftKings, Inc., a leading destination for daily fantasy sports. The agreement is the first of its kind for DraftKings and the golf industry. As part of the agreement, DraftKings will be designated as the “Official Daily Fantasy Sports Partner” of the D.C.-based Quicken Loans National and the Boston area’s Deutsche Bank Championship. The daily fantasy sports destination will also host game and contest opportunities with the foundation’s annual Tiger Jam held in Las Vegas.

DraftKings will receive prominent placement on the two PGA TOUR tournament properties, with assets in e-newsletter marketing, inclusion in social media updates and on-site activation. At the Deutsche Bank Championship, DraftKings will host interactive games and hospitality atop the Champions Club for those ticketholders.

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Woods to Miss Honda Classic

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 February 2015 19:00 Sunday, 22 February 2015 18:54

Tiger WoodsCanadian Press

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida (AP) — Tiger Woods will not be playing the Honda Classic next week.

The decision was not a surprise. Woods said last week his game was not acceptable for tournament golf and that he would not play again until he felt like it was. His agent confirmed in an email that he would not be playing the Honda Classic.

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Nicklaus Says Woods Needs ‘Positive Thing’ to Happen

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 February 2015 18:07 Sunday, 22 February 2015 17:50

Tiger WoodsCanadian Press

LOS ANGELES, California (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Jack Nicklaus isn’t ruling out Tiger Woods breaking his record of 18 major championships provided he rediscovers his game.

Nicklaus said Friday on Golf Channel that Woods will have to do that on his own.

“You go through things, and you have to have a positive thing happen to you to turn it around,” Nicklaus said. “I think Tiger will turn it around. He’s too dedicated, he works too hard at it, he’s got too much talent. He’ll figure it out. And personally, I think he needs to figure it out himself. Because a teacher can’t teach what’s inside your head. You’ve got to be able to put that positive thought into your head yourself.”

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Tiger: “I Need a Lot of Work on My Game”

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 01:38 Wednesday, 18 February 2015 01:33

alt“The last two weeks have been very disappointing to me, especially Torrey, because I never want to withdraw. Unfortunately, lately injuries have made that happen too often.

“This latest injury is not related to my previous surgery. I am having daily physical therapy and I am feeling better every day.

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