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Tiger Woods Returning To Riviera Country Club

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 December 2016 19:31 Wednesday, 14 December 2016 19:15

Tiger WoodsCanadian Press

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) — Tiger Woods is returning to Riviera Country Club for the first time since 2006 to play the Genesis Open in February.

He announced Tuesday that he will play in the event from Feb. 13-19 that benefits his foundation.

Riviera was the site of Woods’ PGA Tour debut in 1992 at age 16. He says he "weighed about 105 pounds and it was a life-changing moment for me."

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Tiger Can Beat Nicklaus’ Record, Says Niece Cheyenne

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 December 2016 05:34 Wednesday, 07 December 2016 05:28

Cheyenne WoodsCheyenne Woods believes her famous uncle Tiger Woods has many more wins in him and he can beat Jack Nicklaus’s long-standing record of 18 major victories.

“I haven’t spoken to Tiger for a month or two, but I was really excited to see him not only on the course, but on the course playing well (at the Hero World Challenge in Bahamas) last week,” Cheyenne said ahead of the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters where she is making her second appearance in three years.

“That’s the Tiger we have all missed. I think everybody was happy to see his trademark fist-pump and see Tiger making birdies and holing out bunker shots, because that’s the Tiger we all remember.

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More Time Needed Before Tiger Woods Is Judged By His Scores

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 December 2016 05:24 Tuesday, 06 December 2016 21:53

Tiger WoodsCanadian Press

NASSAU, Bahamas (Doug Ferguson/AP) — A flop shot that required feel. A wedge to a back pin that he had to trust. Tiger Woods followed those two birdies with a perfect 6-iron that he wanted to be even better, urging it to move ''one yard ... one yard!''

The golf ball didn't listen. Television viewers did.

And his three straight birdies after going 466 days without competition sure got everyone's attention, even those who were playing.

''When I saw that he was 4 under through eight, I wanted to withdraw so I could go watch him,'' Russell Knox said.

Was he back to being Tiger Woods?

Of course not.

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Birdies And Blunders, But A Healthy Week For Tiger Woods

Last Updated on Monday, 05 December 2016 07:03 Monday, 05 December 2016 06:37

Tiger WoodsCanadian Press

NASSAU, Bahamas (Doug Ferguson/AP) — The return of Tiger Woods was more about the big picture than any of his big numbers.

And that started with the sight of that red shirt on Sunday.

Woods grumbled about three more double bogeys in the final round of the Hero World Challenge. Considering how badly he has felt in the 15 months since he last played, he still was able to keep it in perspective.

“It feels good to be back out here playing again, competing and trying to beat the best players in the world,” Woods said. “I missed it. I love it.”

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Tiger Woods Returns Amid Varied Expectations, High Interest

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 December 2016 08:58 Thursday, 01 December 2016 08:25

Tiger Woods at the 2016 Hero World ChallengeCanadian Press

NASSAU, Bahamas (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Everyone is watching, everyone is curious, and Jordan Spieth had the perfect view of Tiger Woods for his return to golf.

Spieth was on the 17th green and looked across a narrow pond to the ninth tee at Albany Golf Club where Woods stood over his tee shot during the Wednesday pro-am. He saw the swing, but he lost sight of the ball in the glare of the tropical sun.

“Where did it go?” Spieth said as he tried to gauge where the ball might land. “Not in the fairway.”

He looked again.

“Whoa! There it is — WAY down there,” he said. “Damn.”

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