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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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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Tiger Woods is not going to the Hall of Fame this year

Tiger Woods, 40, was supposed to be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year but it looks like that will be delayed, as the World Golf Hall of Fame changed its age requirement to 50.

So Woods, who has 79 career PGA Tour wins and 14 major championships has to wait another 10 years to get enshrined within the pearly gates of the WGHOF. The WGHOF is no stranger to criteria changes as they made a change two years ago that changed the win requirement to 15 wins and two majors (Or Players Championship) as opposed to the original rule where the player needed 10 wins.

Some of the big names Woods played with in his prime are already in the Hall of Fame, including Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh. Although Woods needs to wait until 2026, it certainly will be worth the wait, although he’s been Hall of Fame eligible for so long now, and with slow downfall, this year could have been the perfect time to place his plaque in St.Augustine, FL.

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Source: GolfDigest.com 


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WATCH: Little Kid hits hole-in-one in front of Tiger Woods

Taylor Crozier, an 11-year-old boy from Corpus Christi hit the shot of a lifetime, in front of Tiger Woods at his Bluejack National golf course’s par-3 design called “The Playgrounds”

With a beautiful swing, young Crozier’s ball flew in the air, landed, and had backspin with which the ball rolled all the way back down and into the cup for the ace.

Crozier, who was pretty shocked, received a hug from Woods while everyone applauded. This is just one of the many reasons why we love golf.

As for Woods, he admitted earlier in the week that playing through injuries has taken years off of his career. He also was practicing his putting and chipping as well according to GolfDigest.com.

Woods’ Bluejack National golf course is his first American design, with courses such the Cliffs at High Carolina canceled.

Be sure to follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! I’ll probably be tweeting about my plan to design a mini-golf course! Golf course design extraordinaire I am!

 

Source: GolfDigest.com


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Brandel Chamblee Rips Tiger Woods’ Swing Video

The other day, Tiger Woods posted a video on Twitter of his swing, and how it’s progressing.

Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee stepped up to the tee and said that Woods’ swing looks like an “injured 40-year old that was put back together”.

In case you missed it, the clip Chamblee is talking about, is this one.

Despite his comments, Chamblee did go on to say that Woods has made many comebacks in the past and that it wouldn’t be a shock that he would return but when it would happen is a different story. To some, Chamblee’s comments may not come as a surprise as he is widely regarded as the “Tiger Hater” by many of Woods’ fans.

Well, other than some of the things that have happened so quickly in the last few days, is anyone ready for the Masters?

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Source: GolfDigest.com


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WATCH: Tiger Woods hints return on Twitter, Rory McIlroy reacts

Tiger Woods comeback part 3 might be coming together smoother than expected as he posted a video of himself hitting shots on his simulator.

The only thing the tweet says is “Progressing nicely” and he lets the video speaks for itself. Woods got injured back in September and he said later that there was “no timetable” for his return and with this video, it seems that he may be back sooner rather than later.

Rory McIlroy tweeted a cute tweet in response to the clip.

McIlroy was then relieved that people took the joke well.

So, this is very interesting and we’ll see when Woods makes his return. Will it be in time for any of the majors?

We will soon see. But what do YOU think? When do you think Tiger Woods will make “comeback 3.0”?

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WATCH: Robot aces TPC Scottsdale’s 16th hole

The 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale is one of the most exciting holes in golf and loudest spots in sports and to get the crowd crazy yet again, Gene Parente of Golf Laboratories Inc had an idea.

He created a robot named “LDRIC” to try to recreate Tiger Woods’ famous hole-in-one at the 16th back in 1997 (The robot is named after Woods’ real name of “Eldrick”), a time when nobody exactly knew what Woods would become. The attempt by LDRIC was a success and the crowd went nuts.

Maybe remote control robot golf is next? Actually, remember the new video game that’s coming out called 100ft Robot Golf?

Yeah, that’ll do.


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PHOTOS: Michelle Wie gets lessons from Tiger Woods

I guess the “Swoosh Squad” sticks together, as Nike representative Michelle Wie received some chipping lessons from Tiger Woods.

 

If anything, this shows that Woods is figuring out new ways to stay around golf while he’s recovering. Coaching the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open champion was definitely in the plans as Wie happily showed off a couple of pictures of the session.

Casual chipping lesson from the @tigerwoods this morning 🙊🙊🙊

A photo posted by Michelle Wie (@themichellewie) on

Pretty cool hearing @tigerwoods talk about his golf game at his @twfoundation clinic today. Definitely learned some stuff! Thanks for letting me hit golf balls for you #nikefam

A photo posted by Michelle Wie (@themichellewie) on

Who knows what Woods’ future looks like but hey, if Wie starts winning again, Maybe Woods has a future in coaching. Look out Butch Harmon, David Leadbetter and Dave Pelz.

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Source: GolfDigest.com

 

 


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Tiger Woods not richest golfer for first time in 17 years

 

Tiger Woods has made a lot of money in his career, and I mean A LOT of money. However, his reign as golf’s “Daddy Rich” has ended after 17 years as he now falls to third on the list of richest golfers.

 

He was suppased by Phil Mickelson and you guessed it, Jordan Spieth. Woods only made $550,000 on the course but still made a whopping $48 million off the course.

Meanwhile, Spieth made over $53 million total.

 

Here’s the top 10 (List also includes former golfers):

10. Gary Player

9. Justin Rose

8. Rickie Fowler

7. Jason Day

6. Jack Nicklaus

5. Arnold Palmer

4. Rory McIlroy

3. Tiger Woods

2. Phil Mickelson

1. Jordan Spieth

 

Although Woods is no longer the cash king of golf and was surpassed by his rival, Mickelson, the man is till filthy rich so he’ll be fine. Spieth added to his total after winning the Hyundai Tournament of Champions his past Sunday in blowout fashion, winning by eight strokes.

 

Woods’ on-course earning could continue to drop as he has recently stated that there is no timetable for his return. But, like most superstar athletes, Woods has made a good living off of the many endorsements he has despite his on-course performance.

View the full list of richest golfers, courtesy of GolfDigest.com.

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Tiger Woods receives big drop in Harris poll of greatest athletes

 

For years, Tiger Woods was always ranked in the “Big 3” of athletes, usually ranked with Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali as the the three greatest sports stars of all-time.

That quickly changed as Harris’ poll for the greatest athletes of all-time moved Woods from second, all the way down to eight on their list. This very well could be the first list to not include Woods in the top three.

Here’s the complete list:

  1. Michael Jordan
  2. Babe Ruth
  3. Muhammed Ali
  4. Serena Williams
  5. Peyton Manning
  6. Joe Montana
  7. LeBron James
  8. Tiger Woods
  9. Tom Brady
  10. Wayne Gretzky

Harris also compiled a list of top golfers of all-time. Woods remained number one on the list.

  1. Tiger Woods
  2. Arnold Palmer
  3. Jack Nicklaus
  4. Phil Mickelson
  5. Ben Hogan

This was Harris’ first “Greatest athlete of all-time” list since 2009. Michael Jordan, who’s also a golf geek since his playing days, is number one on most major lists and the Harris Poll was no exception.

Golf was voted as the eighth most popular sport behind auto racing, hockey, college basketball, pro basketball, college football, baseball and pro football. You can take a look at all the lists and analysis at HarrisPoll.com 

 

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Source: GolfDigest.com 

 


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