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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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Tiger Woods Begins 2020, Quest For 83 With Three-Under 69 At Farmers Insurance Open

LA JOLLA, Calif. – Tiger Woods knows he could have started faster, could have hit it closer, could have squeezed a few more shots out of his first round of 2020. He also knows you can never be too upset with something in the 60s. “Overall, I felt like the golf course was definitely gettable […]

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Six Ways to Enhance your STEM curricula with TGR EDU: Explore

Each year in classrooms around the world educators connect students to knowledge, skills and experiences that lead to significant impact in their lives and communities.

For more than 24 years TGR Foundation has worked to empower youth through education and help them discover, develop and pursue their passions. A variety of free programs and resources at the flagship TGR Learning Lab and satellite sites across the country have driven transformation in teachers, facilitators, students and education.

TGR EDU: Explore was designed to expand use of the TGR Learning Lab’s award-winning curricula and experiences and make it accessible through the click of a mouse or the tap of a finger. With the six tips below educators can heighten their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curricula and student engagement with resources and practices that have been tested and proven successful for over a decade.

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Tiger Woods Ready To Begin 2020, Chase For No. 83 At Torrey Pines

LA JOLLA, Calif. — The GOATs don’t tend to stay tied for very long. They prefer an unimpeded view from the top. Roger Federer, for instance, won his 14th Grand Slam singles title at the 2009 French Open to tie Pete Sampras, then won Wimbledon a month later to break the record. After tying Hank […]

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10th Annual Winter Workshop unites scholars for college and career success

TGR Foundation kicks off each year with Winter Workshop, a signature event of the Earl Woods Scholar Program that unites students, mentors and friends of the foundation at the flagship TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, CA. A reflection of the program’s growth over the last ten years, this year’s event saw record attendance Thursday, January 2 – Saturday, January 4.

Through a host of scheduled personal and professional development workshops, the program prepared underclassmen college students for success during their year ahead and celebrated with seniors that will graduate in the class of 2020 during a luncheon on Friday afternoon.

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Mentor Spotlight: General Trent Edwards shares how mentors learn while leading

From Traip Academy High School in Kittery, Maine to the United States Pentagon in Arlington, VA, General Trent Edwards has had many life experiences. In his latest appointment as an Earl Woods Scholar Mentor he was matched with Julian Smith, a freshman at Clark Atlanta University, and has already begun sharing special moments, learning from his mentee’s perspective and helping him develop healthy habits on his road to college and career success.

General Edwards recently took a moment to reflect on his experience thus far, share the value of mentoring and provide tips for building strong relationships as we celebrate National Mentoring Month.

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Year of Significance: How TGR excelled in 2019 and what’s in store for the new decade

Significant.  That’s a word that really describes this year, for TGR Foundation and certainly for Tiger.  Our work and Tiger’s success inspired members of our community, young and old, to think of new possibilities. There were many achievements that made 2019 significant.

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Scholar Voices: How rejection fueled my path to success

Growing up, I always tried to keep a serious face. Not because I wasn’t a happy person but because I never liked my smile. No matter how many times I practiced smiling in front of a mirror, when it was time for a picture, I would try my best to avoid it. My insecurities made me extremely timid. However, whenever I was able to do anything science or math-related, I came out of my shell. I did not care where I was or what I looked like. I just wanted to learn because it was fun for me.

Fast forward to my first year of college, I was very excited; I had the chance to study computer science at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). I had nearly perfect grades, and I genuinely loved what I was studying. I felt like I did when I was learning as a child.

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Passion Redefined: How Eduardo Muñoz followed his passion, shifted his career path

Earl Woods Scholar Alumnus Eduardo Muñoz has hit a couple of “speed bumps,” as he calls them, throughout his personal and professional journey. However, raised in a family that instilled in him and modeled unwavering determination, no obstacle ever took him off course. When his own father faced health issues several years ago, Eduardo took from the situation life lessons that have steered him through his undergraduate days at Allegheny College and onto his now former professional career at Edwards Life Sciences.

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Five tips to rise above the pressures of academia

When I was teaching there were distinct times of the year that kids exhibited high stress and anxiety as it relates to completing assignments. It was common to see students, usually in gifted programs, bogged down with the pressures of academia. We took it as a norm; school, studying and exams can be stressful. Today, however, many more students are feeling the pressures of school, which can be daunting and, for many, debilitating.

Educators have a moral duty to help the young people under their care learn to cope and thrive beyond merely achieving competency through their prescribed curriculum. There are many ways educators can motivate, reinforce and change the tide of mental health concerns among their students.

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Located just across from the first tee of famed Pebble Beach Golf Links, the historic Peter Hay Golf Course will be entirely reimagined with the help of one of Golf’s greatest champions.  PEBBLE BEACH, CALIF.  (December 17, 2019) –  As its Centennial celebration winds down, Pebble Beach Company looks to the future, announcing today it […]

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Tiger Woods’ Playing Captain Journey Ends As Most Tiger Stories Do — In Victory

MELBROUNE — With a few high-profile exceptions, team-play captaincies generally come and go without much fanfare. The process usually looks something like this: a past-his-prime major winner, no longer a significant factor on tour but not yet irrelevant, is tapped for the job. It’s typically a reward for a distinguished playing career. The selection spends […]

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After Surprising Day Off, Woods Ready For Singles Clash With Abraham Ancer

MELBOURNE, Australia — Every team-play captain confronts difficult choices. Who will play with whom? In what order? And who sits? In that sense, Tiger Woods’s experience this week has been no different from the umpteen captains before him. On Saturday, though, Woods made a decision unlike any other in Presidents Cup history. He sat his […]

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Tiger Woods And Justin Thomas Remain Undefeated Thanks To 18th-Hole Theatrics

MELBOURNE — Justin Thomas didn’t have his best stuff all day. A bit loose with the driver, slightly off with the irons, uncharacteristically inconsistent with the putter. But he was perfect when it mattered most. Thomas holed a slippery 17-foot birdie putt on Royal Melbourne’s 18th green for a desperately needed 1-up victory in foursomes […]

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Tiger Makes Six Birdies, Helps Secure Lone U.S. Point On Disappointing Day 1 For Americans

MELBOURNE — The playing captain’s objectives were simple: set the tone and make sure the first point of the Presidents Cup went red, white and blue. Tiger Woods birdied his first two holes of the day. Tone, set. He birdied his last two holes of the day. Point, secured. Woods made six birdies overall in […]

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Passion Fulfilled: How Vladimir Casseus empowers leaders of tomorrow

Boston native and Earl Woods Scholar alumnus Vladimir Casseus grew up instilled with the mantra that education was the key to success. Alongside his parents, who pushed him to excel academically, Vladimir was guided by teachers, friends, mentors, church members, coaches and the extended family he built at TGR Foundation.

With a master’s degree in school psychology from Tufts University, Vladimir has worked as a School Psychologist within Boston Public Schools for more three years. He’s committed to motivating students to surpass their potential and overcome all obstacles.

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How STEM Studio connected students and educators across boarders

Professional development workshops and conferences are ways to learn new teaching strategies and improve one’s teaching practice.  In the summer of 2018, I attended my first weeklong STEM Studio hosted by TGR Foundation.  Even though I have participated in numerous workshops throughout my teaching career, there was something unique about STEM Studio.  In attempting to describe my STEM Studio experience, the word that comes to mind is CREATE.

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Tiger Woods’ Run Stalls On The Back Nine, Finishes Fourth At Hero World Challenge

NEW PROVIDENCE, Bahamas — Tiger Woods hit his first nine fairways on Saturday. He missed the 10th, and it cost him dearly. Woods tugged a driver into one of Albany’s dicey waste areas left of the drivable par-4 14th green, a short-side miss that led to a costly bogey and torpedoed his chances for a […]

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