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Tiger Woods, Lindsey Vonn End Relationship

Last Updated on Monday, 04 May 2015 00:46 Monday, 04 May 2015 00:32

Tiger Woods and Lindsey VonnCanadian Press

SAN FRANCISCO, California (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn are no longer a power couple in American sports.

Golf’s biggest star and the Olympic ski champion said Sunday they were breaking up after more than two years. But in ending their relationship, both were in complete harmony in their separate announcements on social media, citing busy lives and times they will always “cherish.”

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Tiger Announces Plans to Play in Five Upcoming Tournaments

Last Updated on Friday, 01 May 2015 08:06 Friday, 01 May 2015 08:01

alt(Mark Soltau/TigerWoods.com) — Tiger Woods firmed up his playing schedule by committing to five tournaments. Woods will compete in the Memorial, the U.S. Open, The Greenbrier Classic, the Open Championship and the Quicken Loans National.

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From the Fairway: Tiger to Design His First Course in China with Pacific Links International

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2015 03:13 Wednesday, 29 April 2015 03:07

Pacific Links National Golf ClubBEIJING, China — Pacific Links International announced its flagship course in China: Pacific Links National Golf Club in Beijing. This prestigious club will be designer Tiger Woods’ first course in China and the start of Pacific Links’ rapid growth, as the company works to bring luxury, western-style golf to the area.

“We are building an exclusive program that will allow people to experience high-end golf clubs across the globe,” said Mr. Du, owner and chairman of Pacific Links International. “There is no other membership like this in China, and Pacific Links National Golf Club, design by Tiger Woods, is an exciting step in this next phase of progress.”

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Woods Adds Players Championship to His Schedule

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 April 2015 19:12 Sunday, 26 April 2015 19:06

Tiger WoodsCanadian Press

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (AP) — Tiger Woods has added The Players Championship to his schedule, another indication that he is getting back to a normal golf season.

Woods won The Players the last time he played in 2013. He missed last year while recovering from back surgery that forced him to miss a combined seven months in 2014. He sat out two months earlier this year to work on his game — particularly his chipping — after posting a career-high 82 in Phoenix.

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Jordan Spieth and the Record that Got Away

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015 04:45 Wednesday, 15 April 2015 23:55

Jordan SpiethCanadian Press

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Jordan Spieth became the first player to reach 19-under par at any point during the Masters.

He just didn’t stay there.

On the final hole, he chipped too strong and missed a 5-foot par putt that would have put him alone in the Masters record book at 19-under 269. Instead, he shares the spot at 270 with Tiger Woods, who made a 4-foot par putt in 1997 to break the record held by Raymond Floyd (1976) and Jack Nicklaus (1965).

Asked if he was bothered by not making par, Spieth said, “A little bit.”

“I knew he had shot that,” Spieth said. “I didn’t know where I was at. I was so focused on this match I was playing with Justin (Rose).”

Not that he wasn’t trying.

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