BREAKING: Tiger Woods to play in Hero World Challenge

 

 

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Tiger Woods has announced a return to golf via Twitter Monday afternoon. He will tee it up at his Hero World Challenge tournament in the Bahamas on Nov. 30.

He will join rising star Daniel Berger as the two final picks for the field. Woods was selected by the committee while Berger made it to the event on an exemption.

The last time Woods played competitive golf? That was all the way back in February when he withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic after just one round.

Although it is an unofficial event, Woods had some bright moments the last time he teed it up in the tournament last year. He tied the record for the most birdies, but unfortunately for Woods, it was too late and would end up finishing 15th in a 17 man field.



Nonetheless, the 14-time major champion looks forward to the return to the sport once more.

“I am excited to return to competitive golf at the Hero World Challenge,” Woods said via a statement on his website. “Albany is the perfect setting and it will be great to join this outstanding field. I want to thank Pawan Munjal and Hero MotoCorp for their continued support of this tournament and my foundation. I would also like to thank the fans for their unwavering support during my injury.”

Woods has hinted at his return with several Twitter videos showing him hitting shots. Nobody knew when he would return, however, with some wondering if he would be ready by the time The Masters started.

Coming back now makes sense, as it gives him the opportunity to get back on his competitive feet in a fairly laid back event which he is in charge of. Obviously, nobody knows how we will play, but there’s no doubt that Woods is letting out a sigh of relief knowing that he’s back out on the golf course competitively.

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WATCH: Tiger Woods swings driver, shows progress

The Tiger Woods recovery watch is in “full swing” and he is showing it with another clip of him working on his game. This time, he pulled out the big stick, hitting driver in what looks like a promising start to a return.

The interesting thing is that it seems like his backswing is a little bit shorter than usual. Maybe it’s just me since we haven’t seen Woods play in a while, let alone see him hit driver.

This video is his most important yet, and that’s because the driver is arguably the toughest club to hit in the bag. On top of that, power is arguably his best skill. So for him to be out there hitting the big stick is a good look for Tiger fans.

If he keeps doing what he’s doing then it wouldn’t shock me if he was ready to go by the time The Masters starts in April. It’s clear that he can swing, but can he hit putts?

I’m sure this is something he will show in another video. Since he’s had a slew of clips, there’s no doubt one for putting may be next.

It is putting that is the game changer in golf. Being able to hit big putts late in rounds is huge, and Woods is one of cluthest putters of all-time.

Obviously, putting is extremely unpredictable, because each course presents different challenges on the greens. That’s just the beauty of golf course design.

Overall though, it’s been interesting seeing Woods’ Twitter clips, as it’s giving us a quick look at how he’s progressing. As the PGA Tour season starts to heat up again in January, it’ll be interesting to see where he’s at. Who knows, maybe a surprise return is in the works.

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WATCH: Tiger Woods takes full iron swing in new video

“Tiger Tiger Woods Y’all!”. Yup, Mr. Woods is at it again, and this time, he’s taking full swings out on the golf course.

Yup, so if you’re anxious for the return of the 14-time major champ, this will likely make your day. In his first Twitter clip, we saw him hitting a chip shot rocking a sleeveless shirt and some Oakland Raiders shorts.

This one is the whole enchilada. So now, we saw his short game and his iron game. It looks like a return to the game is looking brighter so if you’re a Tiger fan, you should be pleased.

How will he play if he returns? Who knows, certainly the aftermath of injuries can still haunt him. Now, he has to go against the golf club wielding samurais known as Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas.

This doesn’t include the aging, but still very good Dustin Johnson, as well as the deadly Hideki Matsuyama among others. And now, we have yet another star on the rise in Xander Schaufele.

In short, it will be an uphill battle, but it just adds to the fun seeing a legend out there.

We still have current greats out there such as Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson, Zach Johnson and Justin Rose. Adding Tiger to the mix would make for a tasty blend of young stars and legends of the game.

Sounds like fun doesn’t it? It’ll be interesting to see how Woods progresses.

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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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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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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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