Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson tied for lead at the Masters

Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson tied for lead at the Masters 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 golf course to even look at a leaderboard until he couldn't avoid them over the closing holes of a wild...
08:42 AM, Apr 13, 2014

Tiger Wood's absence leaves 78th Masters wide open

Tiger Wood's absence leaves 78th Masters wide open 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 of 97 are capable of clinching the coveted green jacket with multiple champion Woods out after having surgery to...
09:18 AM, Apr 10, 2014

Rehabilitating Woods could miss US Open, say surgeons

Rehabilitating Woods could miss US Open, say surgeons 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 next week for the first time in his career after being advised by his doctors on Monday to have...
10:19 AM, Apr 05, 2014

Palmer expects Tiger to be a force in future majors

Palmer expects Tiger to be a force in future majors 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 optimistic about Woods's golfing future. "Tiger is in such good physical condition, and has been through his life, that...
09:52 AM, Apr 04, 2014

Tiger Woods to miss Masters after back surgery

Tiger Woods to miss Masters after back surgery 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 he was withdrawing from the first major of 2014, starting at Augusta National on April 10. "After attempting to...
11:08 PM, Apr 01, 2014

Frustrated Tiger Woods says 'too soon' to make call on Masters

Frustrated Tiger Woods says 'too soon' to make call on Masters 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 for this year's first major, starting April 10 at Augusta National. "For Augusta, it's actually a little too soon...
11:42 PM, Mar 24, 2014

Palmer expects ailing Tiger to be 'dangerous' at Augusta

Palmer expects ailing Tiger to be 'dangerous' at Augusta 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 in the two tournaments he played earlier in March. "I've talked to him (and) he was a little worried...
09:22 AM, Mar 21, 2014

Reed in driver's seat of Cadillac Open as Tiger Woods fades

Reed in driver's seat of Cadillac Open as Tiger Woods fades 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 with nine holes to play. He mixed three birdies with a single bogey on his outward nine to sit four...
08:35 AM, Mar 10, 2014

Reed in driver's seat at Cadillac, Woods in hot pursuit

Reed in driver's seat at Cadillac, Woods in hot pursuit 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 lost much of its bite allowing emboldened golfers to attack the pins. Reed, who had a share of the...
10:13 AM, Mar 09, 2014

A slow start for Tiger Woods, and Cadillac Championship

A slow start for Tiger Woods, and Cadillac Championship 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 two hours because of menacing thunderstorms. Harris English was among only six players who finished the round, hitting 5-iron into...
08:59 AM, Mar 07, 2014

Woods declares himself fit for Doral title defence

Woods declares himself fit for Doral title defence 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 of the discomfort that forced him to delay his pre-tournament press conference a day earlier while he received treatment...
09:23 AM, Mar 06, 2014

Injured Tiger Woods may not be ready for Doral title defence

Injured Tiger Woods may not be ready for Doral title defence 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 paired with Masters champion Adam Scott and FedExCup winner Henrik Stenson for the opening two rounds at Doral, withdrew...
08:42 AM, Mar 05, 2014

Tiger begins road to Augusta with a limp

Tiger begins road to Augusta with a limp 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 is like gauging the wind at Amen Corner. You're bound to get it wrong for three reasons: -Only...
11:23 AM, Mar 04, 2014

Woods withdraws in final round of Honda Classic

Woods withdraws in final round of Honda Classic 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 - when he shook hands with Luke Guthrie on the 13th green and told him he was done. It was...
10:16 AM, Mar 03, 2014

Tiger Woods rues eratic putting after carding a 71 at Honda Classic

Tiger Woods rues eratic putting after carding a 71 at Honda Classic 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 to opening 65s, Woods, in just his third tournament of the year, said he had trouble adapting to the...
09:02 AM, Feb 28, 2014