Tiger Woods says there’s a chance he may never play competitive golf again

 

It’s an exciting time for golf as the President’s Cup is here again. However, some alarming news may have overshadowed the colorful team event as it relates to Tiger Woods, who is an assistant captain for team USA.

On Wednesday, when asked if he could visualize a scenario where he may never play competitive golf again, Woods gave a quick but surprising answer.

 

“Yeah, definitely,” Woods said according to Golf Digest. “I don’t know what my future holds for me”.

 

However, before the answer, Woods did mention some positive things. He mentioned that he was “feeling great” and “hitting the ball really straight” according to the Golf Digest.




So there are positives for Woods fans to come away with. However, his “yeah, definitely” response may make some fans gulp hard in fear.

If the end is truly near, then there’s plenty of reason to still be excited about Woods’ future. He has been quickly making a name for himself as a golf course designer so although he may not be dazzling fans with amazing putts anymore, he can delight fans with some artistic course designs.

My only hope is that he makes most of his courses public throughout his career. There are far too many private clubs and to have a couple of quality public courses designed by one of golf’s greatest “course readers” would be a treat for all.

Not only this, but Woods can become a great captain in future team events for the American team. He’s a “player’s player” so his team would rally behind him easily.

So, it’s not all doom and gloom Tiger fans. Besides, he still could return to play anyway. Just know it could be some time before he makes that return.

In the meantime, it’s cool to see him out there as an assistant captain at the President’s Cup. Lead captain Steve Stricker looks to help carry the American squad to their 11th President’s Cup title.

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WATCH: Tiger Woods practices his short game with chip shots

Tiger Woods has been on a quite a roller coaster ride since his last major championship at the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. Now, the 14-time major champ looks to make another return to golf after he shared a video on Twitter of him working on his short game, hitting chip shots.

 

His doctor gave him the OK, which means we will likely see Woods in competitive action again soon. Even with the rapidly growing popularity of Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama and Justin Thomas among others, a legend such as Woods returning to the game would just add to the purity of what surrounds the sport today.



 

What makes this interesting is, Woods won’t be the top dog when he returns, but instead, will be chasing players who likely idolized him growing up. Although Spieth has mentioned that the great Adam Scott was his favorite player growing up, some of the other young guns were inspired by Woods.

 

As I may have said before, although Woods isn’t the same player he once was, having him in tournaments will richen the depth of the field. Having veterans such as Woods, Scott, Phil Mickelson, Henrik Stenson and Sergio Garcia all playing along with the new breed is a nice blend to have in golf.

 

Not to mention you had a fun duel between Spieth and Matt Kuchar at The Open Championship back in July. That was a prime example of how the young bloods and experienced pros can come together to play some amazing golf.

 

Keep on hitting those chips Tiger.

 

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Tiger Woods, Lindsey Vonn nude photos leaked, both will take legal action

Hackers are the worst and are digital menaces to society. Unfortunately, Tiger Woods and ex-girlfriend, Ski star Lindsey Vonn have got attacked by the hack monster after some nude photos were leaked between the two.

Woods and Vonn are looking to take legal action against a website that posted the photos, according to Golf Digest. If the site doesn’t remove the pictures, Woods’ lawyer is threatening to sue.

First, Woods was arrested for a DUI, and now, his leaked photos are out there. Not to mention, his struggles on the course pile on top of everything else.



Let this show that, hackers flat out suck. They get pleasure out of making others’ lives miserable. Keep that info protected on your devices, everyone.

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Russia’s biggest golf star, arrested on murder charges

Artem Nesterov is the biggest golf star in Russia. However, he has been arrested for murdering his mother, Lyudmilla, in a gruesome manner by decapitating her with a knife.

 

 

 

Russia has not been noted for its golf, especially with with the sport being introduced, just in the early 1990’s. The country has no major victories. Nesterov was the country’s first true golf star, and just a popular athlete in the country.

 

After an argument with his wife over his time spent at work, Nesterov’s mother wanted to try and comfort him and cool him out. However, things made the turn for the absolute worst, when he decided to murder his own mother in anger.



 

The 66-year-old’s body was found in a house in Yerino Village. He then confessed to the brutal murder to police, and just like that, Russia’s biggest golf star, has become one of its biggest monsters.

 

Nesterov was the first golfer ever to be selected as a “master of sport” in Russia. In his most recent years, he was a coach for the game. Now, he has nobody to coach but himself for what he did.

 

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WATCH: This Phil Mickelson and Bones Mackay tribute is awesome

The golfer and caddie relationship is one of the best in sports. The caddie serves as the golfer’s only true teammate, as he visualizes green slopes with ninja vision.

Phil Mickelson and Jim “Bones” Mackay’s time together as as a dynamic duo has come to an end. Together, these two would go on to capture five major championships, and will go down as one of the all-time great partnerships in golf.

The always entertaining and enjoyable Skratch TV, put together a beautiful tribute of the pair. In almost all of the clips, you can hear the chatter between the two guys that always had fun together.

We obviously know how great Mickelson is as a player, but Bones was such a great caddie for him, that everyone knew how significant his skills around the course helped Mickelson in his wins. A Hall of Fame golfer with an HOF worthy caddie is always a fun duo to watch.

We just witnessed the break up of a legendary tag team. Bones alone is truly one of the guys who I feel helped keep the profession of caddying on the map, which is why he’s a straight legend in his own right.

I bet, if there’s one person aspiring PGA Tour caddies look up, it’s Jim “Bones” Mackay, a yardage seeking, green reading samurai. It was fun dudes.

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US Open: Blimp crashes near Erin Hills, pilot injured

 

Probably the biggest story to come out of round one of the 117th U.S. Open is the scary blimp crash that occurred near Erin Hills. Many watched in horror, as they recorded the scene.

Apparently, all who was in the blimp were able to parachute out. Here’s scary aftermath from the crash.

Interestingly enough, the blimp was not part of the golf tournament as most might have expected. The pilot was injured, but let’s hope this pilot is OK.

Here’s an official statement from the USGA in regards to the crash:

According to local authorities, a commercial blimp not affiliated with the USGA or the U.S. Open Championship broadcast crashed in an open field approximately a half mile from the Erin Hills golf course at approximately 11:15 a.m. CDT. First responders were quick to arrive at the scene and the pilot is currently being treated for unknown injuries. No other people were involved in the incident and local law enforcement is currently investigating. Our thoughts and prayers are with the pilot at this time.

This is something that was odd, and scary. Let’s hope this is the last time we see something like this, because it could’ve been fatal.

Other than that, the U.S. Open has started off hot. Rickie Fowler and Paul Casey are leading the charge early on, as the rest of the week should be a blast.

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WATCH: Tiger Woods’ arrest caught on police dashcam

Prescriptions are quite the drug. Police released video footage of Tiger Woods’ arrest from Monday morning, and as you’ll see, he looked just a tad bit lost.

Woods last played golf at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Since then, he has been ruled out for the season, as he tries to recover from yet another injury.

Not long after he said he feels better than ever before, the sad arrest occurs. Let’s hope that anyone who sees this knows the dangers of not being careful of how much prescription drugs you take.

Many kids will get high off of them because they feel “safe” taking them. So, little children of the vast lands of the world, learn from Tiger and don’t drive under the influence. As you stay off the influence, make sure you play some golf (duh).

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PHOTO: Tiger Woods Arrested for DUI in Florida

 

Tiger Woods injuries and time away from the golf course has taken a toll on him. Woods was arrested Monday morning for driving under the influence near his restaurant in Jupiter, FLA.

 

It’s amazing how titans in many professionals in the world fall from grace and Tiger Woods has been a tough story to follow. The 14-time major champion was arrested Monday morning at around 3am in Jupiter, FLA which is where Woods’ currently resides.

 

He was near his restaurant “The Woods Jupiter” when the DUI occurred. He was released from police custody at around 11am.

 

It’s just another blow in the twisting downward spiral of Woods’ late career struggles. At first it seemed like he was on his way to breaking Jack Nicklaus’ major record and shattering the PGA Tour wins record held by Sam Snead.

 

Now, the legendary golfer is having a hard time staying afloat after dealing with multiple injuries. His struggles have also effected his life off the course, with this DUI being another example.

 

It seemed that after the 2009 sex scandal that shocked the world, Woods was done for. However, he made a great comeback, winning five times in 2012, including The PLAYERS Championship.

 

Soon after, as if the scandal was waived as a reason for his struggles after his terrific 2012 campaign, injuries came back to haunt him. Now, he’s sidelined once again for the rest of the season and no doubt it’s taking a toll on him.

 

Although he’s one of the richest people on earth, living a life that a lot of us can only dream of, being away from the thing that you love, the thing that made your life so complete, can leave a scar. That seems like the case with Woods right now.

 

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Phil Mickelson criticizes former captains, then apologizes

 

 

Phil Mickelson had already made some pot stirring comments during the last Ryder Cup at Glenneagles which turned out to be a mess for the U.S. team anyway. Now, Mickelson criticized former captain, Hal Sutton, talking about how he set the pairing of Mickelson and Tiger Woods to “fail” and also criticized 2014 captain Tom Watson…again.

 

Here’s the comment about Watson:

“I think that when you look back on what the difference is, when players are put in a position to succeed, oftentimes, more often than not, they tend to succeed and when they are put in positions to fail, most of the time they tend to fail,” Mickelson said according to Golf Digest

“This is a year where we feel as though Captain Love has been putting us in a position to succeed. He’s taken input from all parties. He’s making decisions that have allowed us to prepare our best and play our best, and I believe that we will play our best.”

Now here’s the comments on Hal Sutton about the pairing between Mickelson and Woods:

“We were told two days before that we were playing together,” . Mickelson said “And that gave us no time to work together and prepare.”

Mickelson mostly criticized what the alternate shot pairing because they had to share a ball that he wasn’t comfortable with. It caused him to take a lot of practice time out in order to learn the new ball. Ultimately, the team of Woods and Mickelson failed.

“And in the history of my career, I have never ball-tested two days prior to a major. I’ve never done it. It doesn’t allow me to play my best.” Mickelson said. “That’s an example of starting with the captain, that put us in a position to fail, and we failed monumentally, absolutely,”.

But he apologized for his remarks on Wednesday night:

 

“I was totally in the wrong,” Mickelson said according to Golf Digest. “I never should have brought that up. I used an extreme example the way decisions can affect play, and I never should have done that because it affected Hal.”

 

Sutton responded to the controversial comment:

 

“I mean, my God, somebody’s got to be the fall guy,” Sutton said.

Despite Mickelson’s apology to Sutton, there wasn’t one given to Watson, who he also criticized for the second time. However, as mentioned, that whole situation in 2014 was a disaster anyway.

The Sutton comments were fairly surprising. However, hopefully for the U.S., this is the last bit of controversy we’ll see.

We don’t want a repeat of 2014. I suppose, if team USA comes out victorious, then it probably won’t even matter.

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Arnold Palmer: Some thoughts on his passing

What you are about to read is a portion of my story on Arnold Palmer’s passing via a piece I wrote on Pro Golf Now. 

Arnold Palmer famously known as “The King” has passed away at the age of 87 according to Golf Digest. He was known as one of golf’s first true superstars and was instrumental in the growth of golf on TV.

He was also known for his unique swing and as one of the earliest golfers who effectively incorporated power into their swing. Palmer’s creativity was also pure, as, if it was windy, he’d hit the ball at a lower trajectory in order to beat the air.

Thanks to his wit and stellar all-around play, Palmer would go on to win seven major championships. One of those victories included an unforgettable 1960 U.S. Open victory over a very young Jack Nicklaus.

Thanks to his wit and stellar all-around play, Palmer would go on to win seven major championships. One of those victories included an unforgettable 1960 U.S. Open victory over a very young Jack Nicklaus.

He also had an immense swagger about him, that most kids today wouldn’t think people would have back then. From the polos he wore, to his hairstyle and to his distinctive play, it was hard not to spot Palmer on the course and he was easy to root for.

But, his impact on the game goes beyond the golf course, as he made major contributions to the business world as well. He was the creator of Golf Channel which has reached televisions all around the world and helped give a platform to some of golf’s best media personalities.

His golf course design was also superb. He designed over 200 courses during his career as an architect and has owned the famed Bay Hill Club and Lodge which hosts the Arnold Palmer Invitational each year.

Furthermore, he owned Latrobe Country Club in his hometown of Latrobe, PA. His father was a club professional and greenskeeper there, and helped fuel Palmer’s passion for the sport of golf….Read more at Pro Golf Now

 


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