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  • Rory McIlroy and Woods deliver at British Open July 18, 2014

    Hoylake: Rory McIlroy had everything go his way on Thursday in the British Open. A lovely summer day in England with abundant sunshine and minimal wind allowed him to attack Royal Liverpool. He made half of his six birdies on the par 5s and kept bogeys off his card. And on...
  • Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods steal Hoylake show July 17, 2014

    Golfing gunslingers Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods sprayed Royal Liverpool with a barrage of birdie bullets to steal the show midway through the opening round of the 143rd British Open on Thursday. Northern Irishman McIlroy has developed a penchant for making fast starts and he did it yet again on a...
  • Tiger Woods drawn with Henrik Stenson and Angel Cabrera at Hoylake July 14, 2014

    Former world number one Tiger Woods has been drawn to play alongside twice major winner Angel Cabrera of Argentina and second-ranked Swede Henrik Stenson in the first round of the British Open on Thursday. The trio will tee-off at 0904 local time at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, the R&A (Royal and...
  • Tiger Woods misses the cut at Congressional June 28, 2014

    Tiger Woods got the competition he wanted, even if it was only for two days. In his first tournament in more than three months because of back surgery, Woods made back-to-back birdies around the turn at Congressional and was one shot off the cut line when it all fell apart...
  • Chalmers sets pace at Congressional, Woods toils June 27, 2014

    While Tiger Woods mainly struggled in his first competitive round in three months, Australian Greg Chalmers birdied his last three holes to seize control of the Quicken Loans National in Bethesda, Maryland on Thursday. Chalmers, at the age of 40 still seeking his first victory on the PGA Tour, fired a...
  • 'Rusty' Tiger Woods will return to competitive golf next week June 21, 2014

    Tiger Woods, out since late March after having back surgery, will return to competitive golf at next week's Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, the former world number one said on Friday. Woods said he expected to be rusty but was excited to be returning. "I've just started...
  • Comedian Tracy Morgan injured in fatal crash June 8, 2014

    New Brunswick: Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was critically injured Saturday after a tractor-trailer rammed into his chauffeured limousine bus, setting off a chain-reaction crash that left a fellow comedian dead and two others seriously hurt, authorities said. A truck driver from Georgia was charged with death by auto in the...
  • Jack Nicklaus says Tiger Woods can win a record 19 majors, if healthy May 29, 2014

    Tiger Woods has endured a victory drought of almost six years at the majors but Jack Nicklaus remains convinced that the former world number one is capable of winning at least five more over the next decade, if he stays healthy. Woods, who has been sidelined from competitive golf since late...
  • Rehabbing Tiger Woods rules himself out of US Open May 29, 2014

    Three-times champion Tiger Woods has ruled himself out of next month's US Open at Pinehurst in North Carolina as he recovers from back surgery, the second successive major championship he will miss this year. The former world number one has been sidelined from competitive golf since late March after requiring treatment...
  • Golf: Adam Scott six shots behind surprise leader at Colonial May 24, 2014

    Little-known Brice Garnett took control of the Crowne Plaza Invitational in Texas on Friday as world number one Adam Scott ended a frustrating day on the greens with a long birdie putt at the last to finish six shots off the pace. Scott, who replaced Tiger Woods as golf's leading player...
  • Golf: Mixed start for Adam Scott at Colonial May 23, 2014

    Adam Scott's first competitive round as golf's top-ranked player featured two contrasting nines as he finished six strokes off the lead at the Crowne Plaza Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday. The Australian, who dislodged Tiger Woods from the game's pinnacle on Monday, struggled to an outward four-over-par 39 at...
  • Australian Adam Scott overtakes Tiger Woods as world No. 1 May 19, 2014

    Australia's Adam Scott has surpassed Tiger Woods as the number one player on the official world golf rankings, seizing the top spot despite not playing this past week. Scott, who spent the past 38 weeks as the second ranked player, has had chances to overtake Woods through high tournament finishes but...
  • Emma Thompson to feature in 'A Walk in the Woods' May 7, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Emma Thompson will be seen in 'A Walk in the Woods', a big screen adaptation of travel writer Bill Bryson's 1998 memoir. Thompson will star alongside actors Nick Offerman and Kristen Schaal in the film, reports contactmusic.com. Robert Redford originally considered directing after acquiring the film rights in 2005,...
  • Uncertain over return, Tiger Woods says recovery 'very slow' May 6, 2014

    World number one Tiger Woods says his recovery from back surgery has been a "very slow process" and he remains unsure over when he can return to competitive golf. Woods, who has won 14 majors, has been sidelined since going under the knife for a pinched nerve in his back at...
  • Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson tied for lead at the Masters April 13, 2014

    Even without golf's biggest star, this suddenly is shaping up as a Masters for the ages. Jordan Spieth, playing a brand of big-time golf that belies his 20 years, kept his cool amid the chaos of Saturday at the Augusta National. He was too busy trying to handle a lightning-fast...
  • Tiger Wood's absence leaves 78th Masters wide open April 10, 2014

    As the first of the year's four majors, the Masters has always been keenly anticipated and this week's edition should be one of the most open in decades with the absence of world number one Tiger Woods. Former world number one Rory McIlroy has predicted that 70 players in the field...
  • Rehabilitating Woods could miss US Open, say surgeons April 5, 2014

    Tiger Woods could be sidelined from competitive golf for at least three months after undergoing back surgery, casting doubt over his participation in the June 12-15 US Open, say several leading sports surgeons. The world number one, whose back pain surfaced last year and intensified this season, will miss the Masters...
  • Emily Blunt to star in Denis Villeneuve's thriller, 'Sicario' April 4, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'The Devil Wears Prada' star Emily Blunt is in talks to star in Denis Villeneuve's 'Sicario'. The 31-year-old actress is lining up to star in the action thriller, reported Variety. The film will centre around a cop from Tucson, Arizona, who teams up with two mercenaries to cross the Mexican...
  • Palmer expects Tiger to be a force in future majors April 4, 2014

    Arnold Palmer said on Thursday he expects Tiger Woods to bounce back from his recent surgery for a pinched nerve in his back and once again challenge to win major championships. Palmer, a seven-time major champion, said that while he did not know the specific nature of the surgery he felt...
  • Tiger Woods to miss Masters after back surgery April 1, 2014

    Tiger Woods announced on Tuesday he would miss next week's Masters after undergoing back surgery for a pinched nerve that has troubled him for months. The world number one pulled out of his traditional Masters warm-up event in Florida last month and released a statement on his website on Tuesday saying...
  • Frustrated Tiger Woods says 'too soon' to make call on Masters March 25, 2014

    Tiger Woods is still no closer to knowing whether he will be able to play in next month's Masters as he struggles with back pain. The world number one withdrew from last week's Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida because of his aching back and remains unsure if he will be fit...
  • Palmer expects ailing Tiger to be 'dangerous' at Augusta March 21, 2014

    Arnold Palmer said on Thursday Tiger Woods will be "dangerous" at next month's Masters but acknowledged that doubts surround the health of the 14-times major champion. Woods withdrew from this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida, a tournament he has won a mind-boggling eight times, citing back spasms that plagued him...
  • Reed in driver's seat of Cadillac Open as Tiger Woods fades March 10, 2014

    Florida: American Patrick Reed opened up a commanding four shot lead midway through the final round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship on Sunday as Tiger Woods' challenge dimmed. Reed, who would become the youngest winner of a WGC event with a victory at Trump National Doral, was at six under par...
  • Reed in driver's seat at Cadillac, Woods in hot pursuit March 9, 2014

    Doral: American Patrick Reed will take a two shot lead into the final round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship while Tiger Woods stormed into contention with the lowest round of the tournament on Saturday. With the punishing winds that created havoc on Friday giving way to calm conditions, the Blue Monster course...
  • A slow start for Tiger Woods, and Cadillac Championship March 7, 2014

    Doral, Florida: Tiger Woods only made it through 10 holes Thursday - this time because of the weather, not his back. The debut of the new Blue Monster, and the return of Woods, received an incomplete grade Thursday when the opening round of the Cadillac Championship was halted more than...
  • Woods declares himself fit for Doral title defence March 6, 2014

    Doral, Florida: Tiger Woods will defend his WGC-Cadillac Championship title and world number one ranking after confirming on Wednesday he had recovered from back spasms that forced him to withdraw from last week's Honda Classic. Woods smiled and joked with the media as he entered the Doral resort showing no sign...
  • Injured Tiger Woods may not be ready for Doral title defence March 5, 2014

    Doral, Florida: Tiger Woods's status for this week's WGC-Cadillac Championship remained uncertain on Tuesday as the reigning champion continued to receive treatment for a sore back. He cancelled his pre-tournament news conference and practice round on Tuesday, but is due to meet with the media on Wednesday. Woods, who has been...
  • Tiger begins road to Augusta with a limp March 4, 2014

    Florida: The last time Tiger Woods quit in the middle of a round because of an injury, he won his next tournament. And then he followed that with his highest score ever in the Masters, the ultimate measure of Woods these days. Now what? Making predictions about the world's No. 1 player...
  • Woods withdraws in final round of Honda Classic March 3, 2014

    Florida: The road to the Masters got off to a bumpy start for Tiger Woods on Sunday when he withdrew from the Honda Classic with what he said was a lower back injury. Woods was 5-over par for the final round - 12 shots behind Rory McIlroy at the time -...
  • Tiger Woods rues eratic putting after carding a 71 at Honda Classic February 28, 2014

    Tiger Woods lamented inconsistent putting after he battled to a one-over-par 71 that left him six strokes off the early lead in Thursday's first round at the $6 million Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. While South African Rory Sabbatini and American William McGirt had few problems on the way...