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Tiger Woods Humbled, But Not in Panic, Over His 85

Last Updated on Monday, 08 June 2015 03:31 Monday, 08 June 2015 03:20

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DUBLIN, Ohio (Doug Ferguson/AP) — One day after the worst score of his career, Tiger Woods played the final round of the Memorial just like it was any other Sunday.

He wore his red shirt. He played at the same pace. He tossed blades of grass in the air to judge the wind and crouched to read important putts. The only difference was he played as a single. He even removed a flagstick by himself when his caddie was busy raking a bunker.

“Just because I’m in last place doesn’t change how I play golf,” he said. “Whether it’s the first day or last day, doesn’t matter. Play all out.”

All out didn’t get him much.

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Nicklaus Believes Woods Will ‘Figure It Out’

Last Updated on Monday, 08 June 2015 03:19 Monday, 08 June 2015 03:05

Jack NicklausDUBLIN, Ohio (Sean Martin/PGATOUR.COM) — Seeing Tiger Woods struggle reminded Jack Nicklaus of his efforts to rebuild his game after he failed to win in 1979.

It was Nicklaus’ first winless season as a professional. He touched his clubs just three times in the offseason — each time because of commitments — and began with the basics when he started preparing for the 1980 season.

‘I started right from scratch. I went to (Jack) Grout and I said, ‘Let’s start with the grip,’” Nicklaus said on Sunday at the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide. “But it was never 20 things. It was never revamping my golf swing.”

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Tiger Woods Plays 2nd Practice Round at Chambers Bay

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 21:36 Tuesday, 02 June 2015 21:30

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UNIVERSITY PLACE, Washington (AP) — Tiger Woods has played a second practice round at Chambers Bay in preparations for the U.S. Open in two weeks.

Woods was on the course Tuesday morning under cloudy skies and occasional showers.

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Nike’s Vapor Speed Driver Built for Tiger Woods Now Available

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 May 2015 07:37 Thursday, 28 May 2015 07:31

Vapor Speed TW DriverNike’s new Vapor Speed driver designed and built to Tiger Woods’s specifications will be available for purchase for the first time in limited quantities.

“Stability has always been the most important thing to me when choosing a driver,” said Woods. “I like the pear shape. It is appealing to my eye and it also has a slightly lower MOI (Moment of Inertia) that allows me to shape shots easier.”

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Tiger Woods Writes Letter to Boy with Stuttering Problem

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:48 Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:38

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WILTON, Connecticut (AP) — A boy who was bullied for stuttering received strong encouragement from someone else who once struggled with his speech — Tiger Woods.

Golf Digest published the letter from Woods on its website.

“I know what it’s like to be different and to sometimes not fit in,” Woods wrote. “I also stuttered as a child and I would talk to my dog and he would sit there and listen until he fell asleep. I also took a class for two years to help me, and I finally learned to stop.”

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