Category: Tiger Woods


December 09, 2013

Video: Watch Zach Johnson's amazing hole-out

Posted at 9:55 AM by Mike Walker

Zach Johnson might have pulled off the shot of 2013 with his hole-out from a drop area on the 72nd hole of the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge [video above].

Tied with Woods on the tee at 18, Johnson found the fairway with his drive, while Woods drove into the left rough. Playing first, Woods' approach landed in the front right bunker, giving Johnson a clear shot at the green and maybe the win. Johnson, however, dunked his approach in the water. Then, needing to hole his wedge shot from the drop area to make par, Johnson did just that.

“It was just a bad swing and I got caught up in the moment," Johnson said afterward. "Certainly the next shot was a little too dramatic for me, but I was very lucky to hit that one in.”

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December 02, 2013

Tiger Woods denies Jason Dufner's request to reschedule tournament to accomodate Auburn football

Posted at 8:34 PM by Coleman McDowell
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Tiger Woods and Jason Dufner at the Presidents Cup during a practice round. (Getty Images)

All Jason Dufner wants to do is watch his Auburn Tigers play for the SEC Championship this Saturday against Missouri. The only problem? He's playing in Tiger Woods's tournament, the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge, the same day. So he does what any rabid sports fan would do: Address the tournament host as politely as possible to make the tournament a two-day event to free up Dufner's Saturday.

Tiger responds to Duf with a swift and concise rejection.

*UPDATE* Dufner admits defeat.

RELATED: Jason Dufner delivered pre-game speech to Auburn before Texas A&M upset

RELATED: Jason Dufner honored by Auburn with 'Jason Dufner Drive'

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November 19, 2013

USGA: 'Difficult to speculate' if new rule would change Tiger penalty

Posted at 3:03 PM by Mike Walker

When the USGA and R&A announced a rule change involving video evidence of a player accidentally causing a ball to move, most golf fans thought of Tiger Woods being assessed a two-stroke penalty at the BMW Championship when a PGA Tour video producer saw Woods' ball move while he tried to move a twig near his ball [see video above].

Under the new rule -- effective Jan. 1, 2014 -- a golfer who unwittingly moves his golf ball during competition may not be penalized if the ball's movement could not reasonably have been detected without the use of "enhanced technology."

That must mean that the Woods case -- where the penalty was determined after a close look at the video evidence -- would not have resulted in a penalty under the new rule, right? Not so fast. USGA rules official Thomas Pagel told Golf.com's Josh Sens that it is impossible to know if Woods would have received the same penalty under the new rule.

“It’s very difficult to go back in time and speculate,” Pagel said. “The committee at the time was faced with one question -- did the ball move? -- and the evidence showed that it did. Moving forward, a number of other factors will have to be taken into consideration, including what the player could reasonably have been expected to see.”

You can read the full text of the rule change at USGA.org.

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November 13, 2013

Cheyenne Woods mimics Uncle Tiger's Nike trick

Posted at 3:40 PM by Pete Madden

Tiger isn't the only one in the Woods family with serious golf skills.

Cheyenne Woods, 23, is a professional golfer with over 30 amateur victories whose father, Earl Dennison Woods Jr., is Tiger's half-brother.

She recently took to Instagram to show off an homage to Tiger's famous early career golf ball juggling act.

Tiger's trick spawned a legion of copycats -- both professionals and amateurs -- and still stands as one of the coolest golf commercials ever.

What do you think? Who's got the better trick?

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November 12, 2013

Sergio Garcia says outrage over his 'fried chicken' comment was a learning experience

Posted at 5:05 PM by Mike Walker

The 2012 golf season had many highlights to choose from -- Adam Scott at the Masters, Phil Mickelson at Muirfield, Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer sharing a laugh at Bay Hill after Tiger reclaimed the No. 1 ranking-- but the lowlight of the season is pretty clear: Sergio Garcia making a "fried chicken" joke at Woods' expense after the two longtime rivals had a spat the Players Championship.

Garcia has apologized repeatedly since making the remark. In a new interview with CNN Living Golf's Shane O'Donoghue [above], Garcia talks about being in the center of a media storm following Garcia saying he wanted to invite Woods to dinner and "serve fried chicken."

"It was horrible, but what's done is done. Everybody knows how I feel about it, so I think they should be fine with it and if not, it's kind of their problem," he said. "The most important thing is learning from all those things.

"I'm making sure that all those experiences make you stronger, a better person and things like that. I think that I've learned from those things and I just need to keep getting better at it, and hopefully keep making people happy."

 

November 05, 2013

Lindsey Vonn to Katie Couric: Tiger is dorky

Posted at 11:39 AM by Cameron Morfit
Lindsey Vonn, Tiger Woods
Credit: Getty Images

 

Tiger Woods has been called many things -- both good and bad -- but this might be a new one.

Time.com has the details of Lindsey Vonn's interview with Katie Couric in which the skier calls her boyfriend "a great guy" and "dorky goofy."

The 29-year-old, who is the most successful female skier in American history, told Couric in an interview that will air in full on the talk show Katie that their competitive personalities make them a good match.

“He’s very competitive just like me. We have very similar personalities,” she said.

Vonn has attended several of Woods' tournaments in 2013. No word on whether Woods will reciprocate and be among the fans at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, where Vonn will return from a major knee injury suffered last February.

"You better not doubt me," she told Matt Lauer last week.

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Tiger Woods hits 'intercontinental' tee shots in Turkey

Posted at 9:39 AM by Mike Walker

It's no longer hyperbole to call Tiger Woods' tee shots "intercontinental."

Raising the bar on outlandish photo shoots, Woods on Tuesday hit golf balls over the Istanbul's Bosphorus Bridge, which connects Europe and Asia (see video above).

According to local news services, the bridge was closed from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. local time for the shoot. Istanbul traffic organizers must not have seen much of Woods' play this year, as opposite-lane traffic on the bridge to right of Woods was allowed to pass. No matter. Using what looks like a fairway wood, Woods appeared to hit his shots right down the middle of the bridge.

Woods is in Istanbul for the Turkish Airlines Open, an official European Tour event. According to the Daily Express (UK), Woods is receiving $2.4 million to play in Turkey this week. With this bridge stunt, it appears Woods plans on giving tournament organizers their money's worth. Here are more photos of Tiger's shots from the beautiful Bosphorus Bridge from Getty Images:

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October 31, 2013

ESPN hosts dress as Tiger, Lindsey Vonn for Halloween

Posted at 7:36 PM by Mike Walker

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ESPN's Pardon the Interruption hosts Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser got in the spirit of Halloween on Thursday, dressing as the sports world's No. 1 power couple, Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn. That's Wilbon as Woods, and Kornheiser as Vonn above.

After seeing Kornheiser dressed as Vonn, Wilbon made a sly reference to the Woods-Brandel Chamblee brouhaha: "Can Lindsey Vonn sue you for this?" he asked Kornheiser.

No worries. Vonn was amused.

 

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October 28, 2013

Tiger Woods and EA Sports part ways after 15 years

Posted at 6:28 PM by Pete Madden

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After 15 years and 16 video games, Tiger Woods and EA Sports have decided to part ways.

EA SPORTS and Tiger Woods have also made a mutual decision to end our partnership, which includes Tiger's named PGA TOUR golf game," wrote Daryl Holt, vice president and general manager of golf at EA Sports, in a statement on the company's website. "We’ve always been big fans of Tiger and we wish him continued success in all his future endeavors. Moving forward, we will continue to work with the PGA TOUR exclusively to create groundbreaking golfing titles and our partnership remains strong."

The franchise debuted with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 99 in 1998 after Woods won his first major championship at the 1997 Masters and continued through its latest installment, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14.

No word yet on what caused the split that ended the multi-million dollar venture.

EA Sports says they're "working on a new approach to deliver the best golf experience to our fans" and released a sneak-peek screenshot of what that will look like.

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October 27, 2013

Johnny Football wants to party with Tiger Woods

Posted at 11:13 AM by Mike Walker

Johnny_partyJohnny Manziel's ultimate party guest list: Charlie Sheen, Tiger Woods and Rob Gronkowski (Getty Images).

When it comes to throwing a great party, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel -- a.k.a. Johnny Football -- proves that college students know best.

During Texas A&M's 56-24 romp over Vanderbilt at College Station, the stadium played a video of Aggie players answering the question: "If you could invite three celebrities, living or dead, over for a party, who would they be?" Manziel's response: Charlie Sheen, Rob Gronkowski and Tiger Woods.

Party on, Johnny.

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