Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth hit OWGR milestones for different reasons

Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth reached milestones in the week’s new Official World Golf Ranking posted Monday. Woods reached No. 12 – even though he has not played since his Hero World Challenge in December. It is his best ranking since Aug. 31, 2014. While nothing is officially official in Tiger World until it becomes official,  Woods is expected to make his 2019 calendar PGA Tour debut at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego a week from Thursday. For Jordan Spieth, what has been a year-long…

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Tommy Fleetwood spotted hitting Tiger Woods TaylorMade irons

World No. 13 Tommy Fleetwood was spotted on Sunday playing at Abu Dhabi Golf Club in the United Arab Emirates with clubs likely made for Tiger Woods. Like Woods, Fleetwood used Nike’s VR Pro muscleback irons while the company was making equipment. But unlike Woods, who signed an endorsement deal with TaylorMade two years ago and who has transitioned into TaylorMade clubs, Fleetwood never stopped playing the Nike irons. The European Ryder Cup sensation, who won $3.9 million in prize money on the PGA Tour in 2017-2018, said last season that he…

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What’s next for Tiger Woods among five storylines entering 2019 PGA Tour season

This weekend’s Tournament of Champions in Hawaii kicks off the 2019 PGA Tour season. It shapes up to be one of the best in years. A year after his remarkable return, Tiger Woods leads a host of veterans still winning tournaments and looking to hold off players 10, 15, even 20-plus years younger – in the case of the 43-year-old Woods. Along with the annual trip to Augusta National for the Masters, a superb major championship lineup includes storied and unspoiled Pebble Beach for the U.S. Open, boisterous and beastly…

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What’s next for Tiger Woods among five storylines entering 2019 PGA Tour season

This weekend’s Tournament of Champions in Hawaii kicks off the 2019 PGA Tour season. It shapes up to be one of the best in years. A year after his remarkable return, Tiger Woods leads a host of veterans still winning tournaments and looking to hold off players 10, 15, even 20-plus years younger — in the case of the 43-year-old Woods. Along with the annual trip to Augusta National for the Masters, a superb major championship lineup includes storied and unspoiled Pebble Beach for the U.S. Open, boisterous and beastly…

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Tiger Woods, U.S. Open and more: Big year ahead for Northern California golf

Most of the world’s best golfers will begin the New Year on Thursday in Maui — they’re no fools — but they also will spend time in Northern California in 2019. Lots of time. The year ahead bubbles with marquee events in the region, highlighted by the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach in June. This will be the sixth Open at Pebble and the first since Graeme McDowell won there in 2010. But there’s more on tap in ’19. Northern California, which once struggled to attract pro tournaments beyond the…

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Inside Tiger Woods’ entourage

Tiger Woods employs a dozens of people to help with his company TGR Ventures and charity initiatives, but when it comes to his on-site support at a tournament, the Woods entourage is surprisingly modest. He hasn’t said he’s working with a swing coach since parting with Chris Como in 2017. His mother, Kultida, and his two children are likely in his gallery at big events, but there’s no personal assistant, and his physical trainer doesn’t hang around, nor do his closest friends— an occasional exception being childhood buddy Bryon Bell,…

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HEEEE’S BACK! Tiger Woods’ former coaches think a major is now realistic

You’ve seen the made-for-TV-movie. Tiger Woods fights through personal demons and spinal-fusion surgery to make a triumphant return to tournament golf. He not only swings the club almost as fast as he did before he got hurt, but he’s a softer, calmer, more relatable character. He even wins the last event of the season after a couple of near misses on the biggest stage. If it wasn’t real, you’d probably swear it was made up. But it happened. A collection of players and coaches—including, for the first time in one…

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Still hungover in Ryder Cup success, golf enters 2019 with same obsession over Tiger Woods’ twilight

Two moments just seven days apart drunk in euphoria and magnums of merriment defined golf in 2018. First there was the superlunary sight of Tiger Woods marching towards the 18th green at East Lake Golf Club, the maniacal claque of ‘I was there’ disciples leapfrogging the fairway rope to watch the teary-eyed 42-year-old win his first tournament in 1,876 days and complete one of sport’s most remarkable comebacks. Then just five rounds later Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood doused and danced in a rain of champagne in another greenside mob,…

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Tiger Woods to build public golf course on Chicago’s south side

ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 23: Tiger Woods of the United States reacts during the trophy presentation ceremony after winning the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 23, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 23: Tiger Woods of the United States reacts during the trophy presentation ceremony after winning the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 23, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) CHICAGO – He played there as a promising youngster, now…

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Tiger Woods recalls sage advice from late father about inspiration

Earl Woods was famously close with son Tiger. As dad was nearing his end in the spring of 2006, Tiger grew desperate to earn one last major win before Earl’s death. The 14-time major winner has certainly noted previously that with that motivation he put an immense pressure on himself to capture the 2006 Masters. You could feel the inner tension that Sunday as Woods missed a number of key putts and fell short in a T-3 performance. It would indeed be the last major played before the death of…

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