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Tiger Woods Gets Hot To Finish His First Round, Showing Signs Of His Best Golf Since The Restart

Norton, Massachusetts – Tiger Woods had hardly missed a shot through eight holes at TPC Boston. Yet he found himself one over par, struggling to find the momentum that has eluded him in his two post-COVID starts, in danger of squandering another solid ball-striking day and leaving the course with nothing to show for his […]

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PGA Championship 2020: Tiger Woods (67) closes out week at Harding Park on positive note

SAN FRANCISCO — Among the bottomless bucket of clichés, one rings truer than most: Better late than never. Better to shoot something in the 60s on Sunday than something in the 70s, even if you finish your round some 90 minutes before the leaders tee off. Tiger Woods will leave TPC Harding Park and head […]

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PGA Championship 2020: Tiger Woods struggles again with his putting as his title hopes slip away

SAN FRANCISCO — Golf frustrates. It vexes, and it perplexes, and no one is immune. Not the beginner, playing for the first time. Not the leader of a tournament, who can always think of two or three shots he wants back. And not Tiger Woods, who has come as close as any to mastering this […]

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PGA Championship 2020: Tiger Woods’ troubles on greens push him outside the circle of contenders

SAN FRANCISCO—The new putter cooperated on Thursday. It did no such thing on Friday. With a new flatstick in the bag for the second straight round, Tiger Woods struggled all day on TPC Harding Park’s greens en route to a two-over 72 at the PGA Championship. At even par for the tournament, he’ll enter the […]

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PGA Championship 2020: Tiger Woods shoots opening 68, lowest first-round score in a major in eight years

SAN FRANCISCO — Often times, the misses teach us more than the perfect ones. Every player struts after hitting a shot right where they’re looking. But the misses, and where they end up—that tells you how a player is really feeling about his game. Tiger Woods missed his tee shot on the par-3 17th. Disgusted […]

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PGA Championship 2020: It’s Tiger Woods. It’s a major. Is there any doubt he thinks he can win?

SAN FRANCISCO — The great ones have a knack for persuasion. When an athlete as accomplished as Tiger Woods says something, your first instinct is to believe him. Even if all the evidence points in the other direction. On paper, Tiger Woods is up against it this week at the PGA Championship. Yes, he has […]

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Tiger Says There’s Work To Do With His Putter After Closing 76, But Is Happy To Finish His First Tournament In Five Months

DUBLIN, Ohio — This was Tiger Woods’ 71st competitive round at Muirfield Village. He has won here five times and seen it in virtually every weather condition. He knows the place inside and out. Yet while you could have called the golf course he played on Sunday “Muirfield Village,” and the holes were more or […]

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Pain-Free Tiger Woods Shoots Smooth 71 in Memorial’s Third Round

DUBLIN, Ohio ­— Winning is out of the question for Tiger Woods here at the Memorial. He knows this. Heck, he looked destined for an early flight home after 15 holes on Friday. Two late birdies and a clutch up-and-down par on his last hole of the day salvaged a four-over 76, which turned out […]

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Tiger Woods Sweated It Out, But Makes Memorial Cut After A Frustrating Four-Over 76 On Friday

DUBLIN, Ohio — It started off well enough. A beautiful flop shot on his first hole of the day to save par, two perfect swings on his second to reach the par-5 11th in two. It was all going swimmingly for Tiger Woods to start the second round at the Memorial. But nothing kills a […]

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In His Return To The PGA Tour, Tiger Woods Shoots A Comfortable One-Under 71 At The Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio — The return was quiet. Strangely so. Tiger Woods was about to hit his first official tee shot in more than five months. He was standing on the first tee of an iconic golf course, and next to him were Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy. When he striped it down the center, no […]

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Five Months Since His Last PGA Tour Start, Tiger’s Expectations Haven’t Changed: It’s (Still) About Winning

DUBLIN, Ohio — The media had its first chance to talk to Tiger Woods in five months. The questions were … diverse. What have you been reading? Was postponing the Ryder Cup the right move? Should golf do away with rakes in bunkers? Thoughts on the Black Live Matter movement? There were even a few […]

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The Match: The Six Best Moments From A Wild But Highly Entertaining Event

Jupiter, Florida – Even Super Bowl MVPs hit snap hooks. Tom Brady and Peyton Manning made that abundantly clear on the first tee at Medalist on Sunday, both smothering their opening tee shots of Capital One’s The Match: Champions for Charity into the left junk. Tone, set. This wasn’t going to be your usual Sunday […]

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Woods Has Another Frustrating Round On Sunday, But Finds Solace Off The Course At The Genesis Invitational

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — Tiger Woods finished off the Genesis Invitational on Sunday with a six-over 77, his third straight over-par round after opening with a promising two-under 69 three days earlier. “I did not do much well today,” Woods said with an easy smile (more on that in just a bit). “Good news, I […]

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Tiger Woods Slips Down Leader Board With Two-Over 73 On Friday At Riviera

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — For the second straight day, a rough second nine saw Tiger Woods let a solid start fade away at the Genesis Invitational. On Thursday, he still managed to get to the Riviera clubhouse with a two-under 69. On Friday, not so much–Woods posted a two-over 73 that included a double bogey from […]

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Tiger Starts Genesis With Goosebumps-Inducing Eagle, Finishes With Two-Under 69

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — Tiger Woods began the Genesis Invitational with two perfect shots, easily reaching Riviera’s benign par-5 first hole in two. He then drained the eagle putt of 24 feet, 8 inches. Seriously. In Kobe Bryant’s city, in Woods’ first tournament since learning of his longtime buddy’s shocking death, Woods’ first putt of […]

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If Tiger Woods Is To Win No. 83 This Week, He’ll Have To Do Something He’s Never Done: Solve Riviera

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — It’s going to be discussed every time he tees it up until he wins again, so we might as well just go ahead and address it: With a win this week, Tiger Woods would break a tie with Sam Snead and set the all-time record for PGA Tour wins with 83. […]

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The Evolution Of The Genesis Invitational: What It Means For The Old L.A. Open To Become An Elevated-Status Event

LOS ANGELES — The golf tournament at Riviera Country Club didn’t need an extra bump. With one of the best golf courses on tour as the canvas, the best golfer of his generation as the host and an iconic city as the backdrop, this event already enjoyed status as one of the elite stops on the […]

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A Sunday 70 At Farmers Becomes Less Important To Tiger Woods Upon Learning Afterward Of Kobe Bryant’s Death

LA JOLLA, Calif. — On a day overshadowed by tragedy, Tiger Woods shot a two-under 70 to finish tied for ninth in the Farmers Insurance Open, six strokes behind champion Marc Leishman. Moments after birdieing the par-5 18th at Torrey Pines, Woods first learned of the passing of basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter, […]

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Tiger Can’t Sustain Fast Saturday Start, Leaving Work To Do If Sunday Is To Be A Record-Breaker At Torrey

LA JOLLA, Calif. — It’s tough to play a better nine holes than Tiger Woods’ front side at Torrey Pines South on Saturday, when he picked apart this U.S. Open muny and made it look like, well, just an ordinary muny. The trusty slap cut off the tee was there, and the always-crucial distance control […]

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Tiger Woods Overcomes Opening Double-Bogey Shoots 71 To Keep Hopes Alive At Farmers Insurance Open

LA JOLLA, Calif. — If you thought a double-bogey on the first hole of Torrey Pines South was going to derail Tiger Woods, perhaps you need a history lesson. He double-bogeyed the relatively straightforward par 4 three times during the 2008 U.S. Open and won the tournament. He made six yet again on Friday at the Farmers […]

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