Tiger Woods

  • Calvin Peete, winner of 12 US PGA Tour events, dies 29-04-2015 10:14 PM

    Atlanta: Calvin Peete, the most successful black player on the U.S. PGA Tour before the arrival of Tiger Woods, died on Wednesday. He was 71. The tour did not have a cause of death. Murray Brothers Funeral Home confirmed it was handling the arrangement but did not release additional information....
  • Tiger Woods commits to next month's Players Championship 24-04-2015 08:29 PM

    Tiger Woods will make his next competitive start at next month's Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, the former world number one said on Friday. For Woods, who returned to competitive golf earlier this month at the Masters after taking two months off to retool his game, it marks...
  • Jordan Spieth claims wire-to-wire victory at Masters 13-04-2015 08:42 AM

    Young gun Jordan Spieth, evoking memories of Tiger Woods at Augusta National 18 years ago, added his name to golf's record books with a stunning wire-to-wire victory by four shots at the Masters on Sunday. Ice-cool whenever he faced adversity, the 21-year-old American who is known for his brilliant putting...
  • Greg Norman feels sorry for fallen Tiger Woods 12-04-2015 11:04 AM

    Former world number one Greg Norman has said he feels sorry for Tiger Woods' position as a fallen idol but believes the American's travails showed even the greatest individuals would have their "weaknesses" exposed. In an interview published by News Ltd media, Norman also said golf needed to do more...
  • Jordan Spieth sets another Masters record, has 4-shot lead 12-04-2015 10:23 AM

    Augusta: Jordan Spieth seized control of the Masters with a performance not seen since another 21-year-old, Tiger Woods, first blazed his way around Augusta National. He made four birdies in five holes on the back nine to stretch his lead to seven shots. Standing on the 17th tee, he already...
  • Jordan Spieth makes Masters look like child's play 11-04-2015 09:49 AM

    Augusta: Jordan Spieth is making the Masters look easy. He opened with a 64 despite making a bogey at the easiest hole on the course. He followed with a bogey-free 66 in which he missed a pair of 6-foot birdie putts. He still broke the 36-hole Masters record that had...
  • Jordan Spieth sizzles at Masters, Rory McIlroy seven back 10-04-2015 09:16 AM

    Augusta: Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods dominated the build-up to this week's Masters but it was exciting American Jordan Spieth who produced the fireworks in a gripping opening round at Augusta National on Thursday. Spieth, the hottest player in the game over the past six months, raised hopes of shooting...
  • All eyes on Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods as the Masters gets underway 09-04-2015 01:58 PM

    Augusta: Two players seemingly headed in opposite directions are hogging all the headlines going into this year's Masters. Rory McIlroy is trying to complete the career Grand Slam. Tiger Woods is looking to play 72 holes in a regular PGA Tour event for only the second time in the past...
  • Kevin Streelman wins Masters Par 3 in sudden-death playoff 09-04-2015 11:40 AM

    Augusta: Kevin Streelman beat Camilo Villegas on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff Wednesday to win the Par 3 tournament on the last day to relax at Augusta National. Streelman and Villegas finished the nine holes tied at 5 under. They each opened with a par then a birdie...
  • Rory McIlroy new face of game, but don't compare to Tiger Woods 08-04-2015 10:39 AM

    Major champion and former winning U.S. Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger says Rory McIlroy has a winning personality and is becoming the face of golf, but should not be compared to the game's latest king, Tiger Woods. "I don't think Rory can ever beat Tiger," Azinger told Reuters on Tuesday...
  • Family man Tiger Woods still in the business of winning 08-04-2015 10:12 AM

    Now ranked 111th, Tiger Woods appeared far more concerned about becoming the world's number one dad on Tuesday than golf's top player. Surrounded by his two children and ski champion girlfriend Lindsey Vonn, an at ease Woods seemed oblivious to the thousands of spectators gathered around the Augusta National practise...
  • Tiger Woods impresses in Masters practice 07-04-2015 09:32 AM

    Augusta: Tiger Woods arrived later than usual Monday for a Masters that is different from all the others he has played. No one was sure what to expect from him. Woods offered a quick glimpse that it could be just about anything. He hooked his tee shot so far left...
  • Phil Mickelson not surprised to see Tiger Woods in Masters 04-04-2015 10:18 AM

    Phil Mickelson is not surprised Tiger Woods has decided to play in next week's Masters and expects the former world number one to have fixed the issues with his short game. Woods ended weeks of speculation on Friday when he announced he would contest the first major of the year,...
  • Tiger Woods to play in next week's Masters 04-04-2015 09:27 AM

    Tiger Woods ended weeks of speculation on Friday when he announced he will play in next week's Masters golf tournament at Augusta National. Hobbled by back problems and poor play this year, Woods made the decision to go for his 15th major title after his second visit of the week...
  • Tiger Woods plays 18 holes in practice at Augusta National 01-04-2015 09:14 AM

    The lingering 'will he play/won't he play?' scenario with Tiger Woods ahead of next week's Masters entered a new phase on Tuesday when the former world number one played a practice round at Augusta National. Woods' manager Mark Steinberg told Reuters that Woods had played 18 holes at the iconic...
  • Tiger Woods falls out of the top 100 in the world 30-03-2015 10:44 AM

    Virginia Water, England: For the first time since 1996, Tiger Woods is not among the top 100 golfers in the world ranking. Woods, who hasn't played since he withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open on February 6, falls to No. 104 this week. The last time he was out of...
  • Tiger Woods will fall outside world's top 100 29-03-2015 01:12 PM

    Former world number one Tiger Woods will on Monday drop outside the top 100 in the rankings for the first time in more than 18 years. The 39-year-old American is down at number 96 and a world ranking official told Reuters that he is likely to slip to 102nd when...
  • Tiger Woods '50-50' for the Masters, says good friend Notah Begay 26-03-2015 11:48 AM

    As speculation mounts over whether a shockingly out-of-sorts Tiger Woods will be able to compete at next month's Masters, his good friend Notah Begay III rates his chances of taking part in the year's opening major as "50-50". Woods, a former world number one whose ranking has plummeted to 96th,...
  • Tiger Woods confident of 2016 Ryder Cup spot, says captain Davis Love III 25-03-2015 04:19 PM

    London: Former world number one Tiger Woods expects to be challenging for a place on the U.S. team for next year's Ryder Cup, according to skipper Davis Love III. In an interview with the BBC, Love said he was in regular contact with Woods and was not ruling him out,...
  • Arnold Palmer says confidence key for Tiger Woods 19-03-2015 10:37 AM

    Orlando: Tiger Woods needs to regain his early career confidence if he is to find his way back to the pinnacle of golf, US legend Arnold Palmer said Wednesday, a few weeks ahead of the Masters where Woods hopes to stage his return to the game. Speaking on the eve...
  • Tiger Woods to miss next week's Arnold Palmer Invitational 14-03-2015 09:48 AM

    Tiger Woods will skip next week's Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in Orlando, leaving him with little time to sharpen his game enough for the year's first major, the April 9-12 Masters. But the former world number one says he still hopes to play in the Masters. Woods, who...
  • Masters countdown ticks fast for Tiger Woods 28-02-2015 10:27 AM

    As the clock counts down for the April 9-12 Masters, fans, players and medical experts continue to speculate on whether a shockingly out-of-sorts Tiger Woods will be able to compete at the year's opening major. Woods missed the Masters last year for the first time in his career after being...
  • Struggling Tiger Woods to miss next week's Honda Classic 20-02-2015 09:51 AM

    Pacific Palisades, California: Tiger Woods will skip next week's Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens in Florida, raising questions about his prospects of competing in the year's first major, the April 9-12 Masters. Woods, who had back surgery last year, has played just two PGA Tour events this season and...
  • Tiger Woods will not compete in golf until 'tournament-ready' 12-02-2015 10:37 AM

    Tiger Woods does not plan to return to the PGA Tour until he feels his game is "tournament-ready," the American former world number one said on Wednesday. The 14-times major champion, who had back surgery last year, withdrew from last week's Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, his second start...
  • Tiger Woods pulls out of Torrey Pines after 11 holes 06-02-2015 08:57 AM

    Former world number one Tiger Woods withdrew from the opening round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines on Thursday after 11 holes, having suffered from a stiff back. Woods, who underwent back surgery last year, was in obvious discomfort from the outset of his round after being forced...
  • Struggling Tiger Woods says focus is on being ready for Masters 05-02-2015 10:51 AM

    Tiger Woods coming off his worst score as a professional, was not overly concerned with his less-than-stellar pro-am showing on Wednesday, saying instead he is focused on peaking in time for the Masters. Rather than talking up his chances of winning his 80th PGA Tour event at this week's Farmers...
  • Tiger Woods will have last laugh on critics, says rival Phil Mickelson 05-02-2015 10:30 AM

    Tiger Woods may be coming off his worst round as a professional but longtime rival Phil Mickelson said on Wednesday the 14-times major champion will have the last laugh on critics suggesting he has the yips. Mickelson said it is only a matter of time before Woods, who is struggling...
  • Tiger Woods now a subject of sympathy 04-02-2015 10:52 AM

    San Diego: No one can recall these kinds of odds for Tiger Woods at any tournament, certainly not one at Torrey Pines. He is listed at 50-to-1, which prompted a question that was even more shocking than the odds. Was that to win? Or to make the cut? Perhaps even...
  • Teenager Lydia Ko breaks Tiger Woods' record to become youngest world No. 1 golfer 01-02-2015 09:49 AM

    Seventeen-year-old Lydia Ko of New Zealand became the youngest golfer to hold top spot in the world rankings by tying for second place at the LPGA season-opening Coates Golf Championship in Ocala, Florida, on Saturday. American Tiger Woods was previously the youngest golfer to become world number one when he...
  • Tiger Woods out of top 50 for 1st time in more than 3 years 01-02-2015 09:34 AM

    Scottsdale: Tiger Woods, coming off an 82 for his worst round as a pro, will be out of the top 50 in the world ranking for the first time in more than three years. And if he doesn't turn his game around quickly, he will be ineligible for a World...