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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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.

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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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