Tiger Woods will make his next start in The Players Championship in two weeks. The tournament, the PGA Tour’s flagship event, is at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., on May 7-10.
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Jordan Spieth, 16 under par and holding a four-shot lead after three rounds of the Masters, is a minus-240 favorite against the field, according to adjusted odds at the Westgate Las Vegas sports book.
If golf tournaments ended after 18 holes, this would be a popular result. Jordan Spieth, the betting public’s pick to win the Masters, threatened to run away from the pack during Thursday’s first round and walked into the Augusta National clubhouse with a three-stroke lead.
The 79th Masters is underway. One of the most prestigious sporting events in the world, this invitation-only tournament features the best golfers from around the world who compete for a coveted green jacket and the title as a top golfer.
Tiger Woods, his girlfriend and a boy band star turned some heads at the Masters Par-3 contest on Wednesday, but Jack Nicklaus stole the show with a hole-in-one.
Rain is in the forecast for the Masters, and that could make the Augusta National course play longer, which gives defending champion Bubba Watson, favorite Rory McIlroy and young star Jordan Spieth an added boost. Jason Day also should be a major factor this week.
As the No. 1-ranked golfer in the world, Rory McIlroy is the favorite to win the Masters at 6-1. A victory would complete a career Grand Slam (he has won the U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship), joining Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods in accomplishing the feat.
Under normal circumstances, Rory McIlroy would be the top story. He’s the No. 1 player in the world, he won the past two majors and he’s the favorite in the Masters. But for the first time in two months, Tiger Woods is playing, and guess who is getting all the attention?
If Tiger Woods can resurrect his game from the astonishing depths he has plunged in recent months, it would be his greatest achievement in a stellar career, says respected swing coach David Leadbetter.
Patrick Lindsey has been selected to replace Adam Sperling as tournament director of the Shriners Hospitals for Children golf tournament. Lindsey, 34, has spent the last 10 years working in golf management, including overseeing the PGA Tour stop at Doral Country Club in Miami.
PGA officials and Tiger Woods’ agent denied Monday that Woods has been suspended by the tour. Woods was last seen on the course early in February when he withdrew during the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open. On Feb. 11, he said he needed to take a break to deal with the issues in his game.
Tiger Woods said Wednesday that he will not play another PGA tournament until he thinks he can compete “at the highest level.”
The greatest golfer of his generation — and perhaps any — has become more human as his game has become more frightening to watch. He is older, weaker and more vulnerable with each shank. Now 39, his best days are behind him.
Tiger Woods withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open during Thursday’s first round at Torrey Pines after his back began bothering him.
Tiger Woods, his game sliding from bad to worse, shot 11-over-par 82 Friday and failed to make the cut at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
You knew it was going to be that kind of day when his first tee shot landed closer to a fairway home than the fairway. Bad went to worse, and worse went to awful, and suddenly Tiger Woods was sculling shots off the fringe to 20 feet past the green.
Australian golfer Robert Allenby has pulled out of the Humana Challenge in California as he continues his recovery after being kidnapped, beaten and dumped in a Hawaiian park.
This was believed to be the first time that swimming pools had flanked fairways and greens at a PGA event. Golf and swimming pools go back a long way, however. At least back to 1980 in the movies.
Ben Martin, who was limping to the finish line, found some gold dust in his putter as he made a 46-foot, 5-inch eagle putt at the par-5 16th hole at TPC Summerlin, while Kevin Streelman was unable to get a 5-foot birdie putt to drop at the par-4 18th.
Adam Hadwin didn’t win the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Sunday, but it wasn’t from a lack of trying.
There used to be a time when everybody was familiar with Shriners and their bling-bling, red fez hats with rhinestones and black tassels, whether they were motoring around in their mini cars during a parade, or lathered in clown makeup for their annual circus.
Ben Martin finished with a remarkable 9-under-par 62, equaling the tournament’s best round, and is at 17-under 196 entering today’s final round.
Scott Piercy still has a shot to win the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. But in some ways, the former Bonanza High School star is already a winner at TPC Summerlin.
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