WATCH: Darren Clarke hits cringe worthy shank in Dubai

Darren Clarke is one of the best golfers around when he’s on top of his game. But, the 2011 Champion Golfer of the Year hit a shank that had everyone twitching their eyes, arms and hands.

 

During the Dubai Desert Classic is when Clarke hit his shankaroo. So, Tiger Woods isn’t the only one having a slow start so far, shooting a 5-over 77 during the opening round.

 

Perhaps Darren could pull out his Claret Jug, and rub it to gain his magical powers back? Well, I guess that would be cheating, but nonetheless, Mr. Clarke has nothing to feel bad about because “golf is hard”.

 

I always compare golf to the popular video game, Dark Souls. In the game, you face a ton of difficult enemies, and you’ll likely die a million times.

 

Heck, even the back of the box of the first game (series is on its third installment) says “Prepare to Die”. I already have a new game idea called “Golf Souls: Prepare to Bogey Edition”.

 

And yes, you will get a million bogeys, and you will like it.

 

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Check out this amazing Tiger Woods press conference bingo board

Tiger Woods is returning to golf once again. And although it may seem to be a broken record, we can still take a look at some of Woods’ best quotes at press conferences.

Only, this is not your ordinary way of doing so. How about showing off Woods’ pressers in bingo board style?

That’s right. Twitter user Ari Marcus shared the amazing board online. Take a look.

Now, if only, “activate the glutes” was included on the board. Now, that would be dope, and would put a little bow on it.

Nonetheless, great job Ari. And welcome back Mr. Woods.

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Source: Golf Digest 


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Look at Max Homa’s funny tweet about Tiger Woods’ withdrawal

Max Homa has quietly become one of the funnest twitter follows in golf. He proved this once again, with his tweet regarding Tiger Woods’ withdrawal from the Safeway Open.

It was such a big deal for Homa because, since Woods dropped, it gave the young PGA Tour pro an open spot. Certainly, Homa can pay for dinner and then-some if he can pull out a win at the Safeway Open and earn a nice shiny check.

Homa ranks in the top 30 in the world in driving distance. We shall see how he performs at the PGA Tour’s first event of the season.

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WATCH: Tiger Woods gets the boot from Ryder Cup photo

Tiger Woods decided to be a sneaky cat and try to make his way into the Ryder Cup team photo. He was hilariously kicked from the photo as everyone laughed.

Certainly, Woods probably wishes he can tee it up in the historic team event of nations, but ultimately, being an assistant captain is not too shabby either. At the end of the day, Woods is part of the team, just not hitting putts with his teammates.

Sorry Tiger, maybe next time.

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Report: Tiger Woods to return to golf next month

Tiger Woods plans to return to professional golf very soon. How will he do in yet another return to the game? 

Tiger Woods has announced on his website that he plans to return to the Safeway Open on Oct. 13-16. This marks the fourth time Woods has returned from being absent from golf, due to injury.

He also “hopes” to play in the Turkish Open which is from Nov. 3-6. Finally, he’ll try to play in his own tournament, the Hero World Challenge which is from Dec. 1-4.

The Tiger Woods Invitational which is a one day tournament, is another event he is considering. That tournament is from Oct. 10-11.

If Woods returns at these tournaments, how will he fare? He’ll likely struggle early on, especially with the depth of the PGA Tour nowadays.

Woods last competed at the Wyndham Championship in 2015 and finished T-10. However, in 2015, he also missed the cut in three out of the four major championships.

That’s kind of where it matters the most. However, if Woods does return soon, it’ll certainly be interesting to see how he does, even if it is for a third or fourth time.

How will he putt? That’s going to be the biggest question going into his return.

He’s one of the greatest putters of all-time and that has always been his strongest suit. It’s also the reason why he has won so many major championships.

Another thing is his clutch ability. Can he close a tournament that he is leading?

A combination of this, and his putting is what’s ultimately going to decide where Woods is at with his game. It will also help if he can hit some fairways.

However, with how good his putting can be, he’s capable of avoiding bad scores. Right now however, he’s just going to be another golfer on tour, as the competition is extremely fierce now, and he still needs to work his swing out.

Nonetheless, it’ll be interesting for the golf world to see the return of Woods, yet again.

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Source: Golf Digest 


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7 golfers make top 100 list, you’ll be shocked who didn’t make it

ESPN released an interesting list called the “World Fame 100”. The list focuses on how popular each player is based on a combination of Google searches, Twitter followers, Facebook Likes, etc.

There were seven golfers that made the list. Three of them made the top 20.

The top golfers list goes as follows:

7. Tiger Woods

13. Phil Mickelson

20. Rory McIlroy

50. Jordan Spieth

51. Justin Rose

81. Lydia Ko

83. Billy Horschel

That’s a pretty strong group of golfers on that list. However, one might wonder, where are guys like Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler who are both huge on social media and have earned quite a lot of money so far in their careers?

Jason Day is another one missing. He has more followers than Horschel and has won more tournaments so it really makes this an interesting list in terms of some of the eye openers.

In general though, it’s terrific to seven golfers on this list. That’s a lot, not to mention that three of them are in the top 20.

Good to see Ko on the list representing the women’s game too. She doesn’t have a huge social media following yet, but she’s still one of the most consistent and dangerous golfers on the planet right now.

Five of the golfers beat every Major League Baseball player on the list. Ko and Horschel who were 81 and 83 respectively, also beat out all MLB players except for Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals.

That’s pretty impressive by itself. That list of MLB players included Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera among other juggernaut names and all the golfers beat them out.

To nobody’s surprise, soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo was ranked no.1 on the list with his ridiculous following on social media (Over 40 million followers on Twitter and over 100 million Likes on Facebook). Two others that aren’t a surprise are NBA star LeBron James and another soccer star in Lionel Messi who both are no.2 and no.3 respectively.

As for the rest of the top 10, here it is:

1. Cristiano Ranaldo

2. LeBron James

3. Lionel Messi

4. Neymar

5. Roger Federer

6. Kevin Durant

7. Tiger Woods

8. Virat Kohli

9. James Rodriguez

10. Rafael Nadal

So, there you have it. Another thing of note is that five of the golfers (Woods, Mickelson, McIlroy, Spieth and Rose) are ranked higher than some of the biggest stars in the NFL, including Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and J.J. Watt.

Three of them (Woods, Mickelson and McIlroy) are higher than guys such as O’dell Beckham Jr and Cam Newton of the NFL as well as Russel Westbrook, Chris Paul, Dwayne Wade and Derrick Rose of the NBA.

You can check the full list by visiting the World Fame 100 page.

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WATCH: Tiger Woods hits three shots into the water

“Huh?” you might say, but it’s true, Tiger Woods hit three straight shots into the water….on a 100-yard hole.

During an event for Quicken Loans, Woods was at the legendary Congressional CC when he hit all three of his shots in the water. The hole was 102 yards in length and Woods still couldn’t tackle it.

Christine Brennan of USA Today was one of the brave souls to take in such a cringing moment and caught it on camera (Or at least one of the shots). There was some footage about a month ago, showcasing Woods hitting driver at a junior clinic.

Now, it looks like it’s back to the old drawing board. Golf Channel had footage of all three shots if you dare watch.

There’s no doubt that the 10th hole at Congressional got a little chuckle out of that whole thing.

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Source: Golf Digest


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Tiger Woods will return soon, takes fulls swings at clinic

Tiger Woods may be returning to golf sooner than you think as he was seen at a junior golf clinic hitting golf balls.

Woods has been behind the ropes since the Fall of 2015 and was said to be out of golf for a long time. But, with footage of Woods taking full swings on a course, the story may change and he even reportedly drove the ball 300 yards with his driver.

Here’s the clip:

Here’s another clip that will give you an even better view:

Even the Golf Channel Tiger Tracker is happy that their job isn’t in jeopardy after all:

Tim Rosaforte reported that Woods could possibly make a return at the Wells Fargo Championship or the Players Championship, both being marquee tournaments on the PGA Tour.

There has been quite a bit of the 14 time major champion the last few days. First, Jason Sobel of ESPN teased that “Golf Twitter is going to break tomorrow” and it turns out that the tease was a longform article (Short story?) about Woods personal life and upbringing written by Wright Thompson.

The piece has since garnered a ton of attention. Some of the main things in the article include how wired he was with the military as he was always with his father (Earl Woods) and his friends who were all veterans. Woods didn’t have many friends until he met former player and Golf Channel analyst Notah Begay III at a young age.

The also talks about how Derek Jeter and Michael Jordan taught him how to talk to women (Basically) which ultimately could’ve led to his infamous scandal back in 2009, knowing the power he had. But the main point of the article is that, ever since his father died, it has been the biggest reason that he has had his downfall from greatness and how Woods developed in obsession with the Navy Seals because of his father.

However, ironically, the clips above surfaced across social media, not long after Thompson posted his piece. So, although Thompson’s piece was talking about the reasons of his downfall, the videos show that he’s swinging good again.

The clips aren’t a guarantee that he’ll be great again, but it was just interesting with the timing of them. Woods is no stranger to leaving and coming back to golf however as this may be the third time has done so in his career due to injury problems.

NBA legend and friend Michael Jordan said via the Thompson piece that he thinks Woods is “tired” and “wants to retire”. Jordan also said he’s worried about him.

Woods played fairly well at last year’s Masters but missed the cut at the U.S. Open, Open Championship and PGA Championship. When Woods returns, he and Phil Mickelson who are longtime rivals, will be sailing in the sea of young talent trying to see which ship reaches land first.

Should be interesting.

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You can also read Wright Thomspon’s amazing Tiger Woods article here: http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/15278522/how-tiger-woods-life-unraveled-years-father-earl-woods-death?ex_cid=espntw


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WATCH: Tiger “Hood” is the king of urban golf

There’ s a man named “Tiger Hood” who hits empty mil cartons with a golf club around Manhattan. Yup, the man, Patrick Farr, found a club in the trash and started hitting cartons one-by-one.

I’m someone who absolutely adores urban golf and the ability to take the creativity of golf off the course. Tiger Hood, if given enough publicity, can certainly populate the urban/street golf scene.

Urban golf has become so popular, that there is a European Urban Golf Cup held each year (In World Cup style format). Farr (Tiger Hood) could extend that fanbase and may get others to enjoy urban golf.

This 30 for 30 Short should tell you all you need to know about Farr. This will also grow his fanbase as well and maybe others will join in on the urban golf fun.

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source: SwingBySwing.com 


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Tiger Woods will miss this year’s Masters

Tiger Woods will not be participating in this year’s Masters he announced on Friday via Twitter.

Woods missed the 2014 Masters but then came back in 2015 and finished tied for 17th. Woods has been battling back injuries since the Fall of 2015, and it has nagged him since, but a video he posted on Twitter of him taking a full swing on a simulator, gave many people hope.

Not this time around however. Here’s a statement from Woods on his website:

“After assessing the present condition of my back, and consulting with my medical team, I’ve decided it’s prudent to miss this year’s Masters,” Woods said in the statement.

“I’ve been hitting balls and training daily, but I’m not physically ready. I’ve said all along that this time I need to be cautious and do what’s best for my long-term health and career. Unfortunately, playing Augusta next week wouldn’t be the right decision. I’m absolutely making progress, and I’m really happy with how far I’ve come, but I still have no timetable to return to competitive golf.”

Woods has won 14 major titles including four Masters tournaments. His first major win was at the Masters in 1997 where he shot a record, -18 to win it and the record is now tied by Jordan Spieth, who accomplished the feat in last year’s tournament.

Despite some of the amazing things he has done in the other majors, Woods’ biggest moments have come at the Masters. Woods however, has stated that the Open Championship is his favorite major.

Woods has one top-10 finish in his last four Masters appearances, with his last victory coming in 2005 when he defeated Chris DiMarco in dramatic fashion. Woods’ four Masters victories are tied with Arnold Palmer for second most behind Jack Nicklaus who has six.

We’ll see if he decides to play in any of the other three majors moving forward. Woods missed the cut at the U.S. Open, Open Championship and PGA Championship in 2015.

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Source: GolfDigest.com


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