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Tiger Struggles With His Putter, Will Need A Strong Weekend To Make It To The Tour Championship

MEDINAH, Ill. — “I just need to make more putts, there’s no doubt about that,” Tiger Woods said Friday at Medinah Country Club, and, boy, truer words were never growled. Woods carded a second consecutive one-under-par 71 on Friday on Medinah’s No. 3 Course when he deserved so much better. The swing looked even more […]

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Medical Congress solidifies career aspirations for Earl Woods Scholars

Joining top students across the United States with interest in pursuing careers as physicians, medical scientists, engineers or technologists, Earl Woods Scholars Kayla Fisher and Jesenia Vargas recently had a unique opportunity to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school […]

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Woods Shoots Opening 71 But Has Work To Do To Get Into the Hunt At Medinah

MEDINAH, Ill. — Tiger Woods had his reasons for feeling rather pleased with his opening round Thursday in the BMW Championship. It’s just that his score wasn’t one of them. Woods weathered 18 holes at Medinah Country Club without incident, but also without a lot of birdies, settling for a one-under-par 71 that left him […]

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Woods Says He’s ‘Way Better’ Than Last Week

MEDINAH, Ill. – The first full swings that Tiger Woods executed on the driving range Wednesday morning at Medinah Country Club were, in fact, the first he had made since he withdrew from The Northern Trust last Friday. Woods confirmed after his pro-am round Wednesday that he did not hit any balls between the time […]

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Tiger Struggles Thursday at Northern Trust With a Four-Over 75

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — A day after he stopped hitting his driver and irons midway through his practice round because of back stiffness, Tiger Woods looked physically fine Thursday morning at Liberty National. His golf game, not so much. The former might put the latter into question, but Woods’ health was not in doubt in […]

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Earl Woods Scholar Program hosts Class of 2023 for pre-college retreat

As the newest member of TGR Foundation’s Earl Woods Scholar team, I hit the ground running this summer, taking part in one of our hallmark events, Pre-College Retreat. In July, our team welcomed 21 scholars from Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Orange County to the annual retreat in Southern California. Spanning three days, the Pre-College […]

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Aptive Environmental partners with TGR Foundation to support Earl Woods Scholars

With a deep-seated commitment toward environmental responsibility, Utah-based Aptive Environmental is expanding its philanthropic reach into the education sector as it turns its generosity toward TGR Foundation and the Earl Woods Scholar Program.

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Scholar Voices: Perspectives of fear from Los Angeles to Boston

I was accepted into Boston College on one condition; I would have to complete their summer transition program. I agreed and made my way to Boston during the summer of 2018. During the first week of the program, I experienced an incident that I have still not been able to shake, over a year later.

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Carol Kimmelman Memorial Scholarship awarded to TGR Foundation students

Last summer, TGR Foundation welcomed its newest cohort of College Bound Academy students to the TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim. Beyond the two weeks of immersive college prep courses offered by TGR staff, the students had a chance to engage with special guests and friends of the foundation. One such guest was Dr. Jennifer Winward, an instructor at the University of California, San Diego and creator of the online platform, Winward Academy.Through the generosity of Dr. Winward along with the Kimmelman Family Foundation, 100 students including those enrolled in TGR Foundation’s College Bound Academy (CBA) received access to Winward Academy’s award-winning curriculum geared towards ACT and SAT preparation.

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Tiger Woods competes for $750K toward education programs

Each week throughout the PGA TOUR Season the MetLife MatchUp recognizes players who have overcome challenging situations on the golf course. Tiger Woods qualified during Genesis Open and advanced to the final round with a chance to earn $750K for TGR Foundation.

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Tiger Misses Cut, Cites Aging As Obstacle To Consistency

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland – The angry swipe of the golf club said it all. When he missed his approach to the 17th green in the second round of the Open Championship on Friday, ending the last sliver of hope of making the cut, Tiger Woods let loose his vexation in demonstrative fashion, spinning around and […]

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Woods Struggles From Start to Finish En Route to Opening 78

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — As Tiger Woods made his way slowly down the 11th fairway Thursday while the late-afternoon sky began slowly curling around Royal Portrush, an elderly fan shouted in exhortation at the 15-time major champion. “Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods, you are the greatest,” he bellowed. “Tiger Woods, you are the greatest in the […]

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College Bound Academy prepares students for journey to higher education

While many incoming high school seniors in Southern California started their summer on vacation or sitting by the pool taking a break from their studies, participants in our annual College Bound Academy spent two weeks preparing for their path to college.

Including admissions and financial aid workshops, campus visits to the Claremont Colleges, guest speakers and training from Disneyland Marketing professionals, the program was packed with opportunities for participating students to gain inspiration, build skills, connect with peers and start their journey to higher education.

Angela Segura and Cyan Erdita connected with us to share on their experience.

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Tiger Braves Wednesday’s Rain During Afternoon Practice Session

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — The rains came and the wind strafed the Dunluce Course at Royal Portrush on Wednesday, but that other force of nature, Tiger Woods, didn’t let that stop him from putting in a bit of work on the eve of the 148th Open Championship. Amid some of the heaviest afternoon rain that […]

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TGR EDU: Global to welcome over 50 educators for 2nd International STEM Studio

TGR EDU: Global is devoted to high quality, teacher professional development around the world. We are continuing to reach an international audience by hosting the 2nd annual International STEM Studio at the flagship TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, CA in the summer of 2019. We believe that all students deserve quality education and access to highly trained educators should not stop at any borders edge.

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Earl Woods Scholars attend Global MindED conference, share key takeaways

In early June, Earl Woods Scholars Michelle Bravo and Cristian Carrasco had an exciting opportunity to attend the Global MindED conference in Denver, Colorado. Committed to creating a diverse talent pipeline through cross-collaboration, the conference united hundreds of educators, entrepreneurs, policymakers and first-generation college students, like Michelle and Cristian. Over three days, the scholars attended numerous panels, keynote presentations and workshops, including a discussion on educational equity featuring TGR Foundation’s Vice President of Programs and Education, Dr. Katherine Bihr. Michelle, a rising senior at The City University of New York’s Lehman College, and Cristian, a rising junior at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) share their takeaways from the conference.

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Scholar Voices: 4 Tips for living and thriving with depression

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States; around 7% of all U.S. adults have had at least one major depressive episode. Among the most prevalent demographics of MDD diagnoses are college students like Earl Woods Scholars. Individuals between 18-25 are more likely to have depression. Based on my own experiences with depression, I’m hoping that some of these musings alongside tips I’ve learned along the way might help.

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TGR Learning Lab Student Spotlight: My path toward a career in STEM

My earliest memories of the TGR Learning Lab began when I was walking down Gilbert Street from Gauer Elementary School to take part in the week-long, 5th grade field trip. A few years later, I was back for more, enrolling in multiple classes in the after-school program.

Being a first-generation college student comes with high amounts of pressure. I was terrified and nervous about how I was going to figure everything out. Self-doubt often clouded my mind. However, with the support of the TGR Learning Lab, as both a student and a staff member, I was able to find my footing. The TGR Learning Lab equipped me with valuable tools as I transitioned from high school to college.

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Tiger Birdies Six of Final 12 Holes for Strong Sunday Finish

PEBBLE BEACH — Tiger Woods called the onset to Saturday’s round at Pebble Beach “crap.” The description to Sunday’s start . . . well, take it away, Tiger. “Again, got off to another crappy start,” he said. The 43-year-old began his fourth round four over through the six holes that constitute the easiest stretch of […]

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Woods Ends Round 3 Even at the U.S. Open

PEBBLE BEACH — Tiger Woods was the longest of long shots heading into the third round, nine strokes back of the Gary Woodland’s 36-hole lead. If this was any other player, he would have been written off. But this is far from any player, at a place where he submitted the most dominant performance the […]

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