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Woods to miss AT&T National

Tiger Woods said Wednesday he would miss next week’s AT&T National on the US PGA Tour as he continues to recover from injuries to his left leg. “Doctor’s orders,” Woods posted on

Tiger Woods pro golf tour videogame tees off big

SAN FRANCISCO – Electronic Arts on Tuesday announced that a freshly-released “Tiger Woods PGA TOUR” videogame teed-off with the strongest opening sales in the franchise’s 14-year history. The California-based videogame maker estimated that 225,000 copies of “Tiger Wood PGA TOUR 12: The Masters” were sold in the week after its March 29 release in North America. Those figures were 17 percent higher than the previous opening week high set by “Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 08” after it hit the

McIlroy in charge at Masters as Woods fades

AUGUSTA – Rory McIlroy survived multiple assaults on his Masters lead in Saturday’s third round to emerge four strokes clear of the field. That put him in pole position to become the first Irishman to win the Masters, the first European since Jose Maria Olazabal in 1999 and, at 21 years and 11 months, the second-youngest winner behind only Tiger Woods in 1997.
The Ulsterman battled hard all day for a two-under 70 that put him at 12-under par, four strokes clear of a international

Woods in hunt, McIlroy holds lead

AUGUSTA – Golf’s young guns came out blazing at the Masters with 21-year-old Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland holding a two-shot lead over 23-year-old Australian Jason Day at the halfway mark on Friday. Overnight leader McIlroy posted 69 for a 10-under-par of 134, while Day, playing alongside the Briton, streaked into contention with a spectacular 64 that was one off the championship record.
Four-times Masters winner Tiger Woods made big noise as well with seven birdies from the

Mahan grabs lead, Woods struggles

DORAL – American Hunter Mahan fired seven birdies and charged into a two-stroke lead after 11 holes of the storm-delayed opening round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral on Thursday. After a storm that caused havoc around the course, ripping up trees and causing a delay of nearly three hours, only nine players were able to finish their round before darkness fell. Mahan, playing the back nine first, shot out of the gate with birdies on each of his opening four holes and added

Tiger Woods upset by Bjorn

MARANA – Tiger Woods was the highest seed to lose on the opening day at the Accenture Match Play Championship on Wednesday. It would have been considered a shocking upset in past years but these days, not so much.
Woods looked more like a journeyman than the 14-time major champion that he is. After sinking a clutch birdie at the 18th hole to square his match with Thomas Bjorn, Woods threw it all away with a dreadful tee shot at the 19th. Bjorn’s reward is a second round match

Woods impresses, but McIlroy still in lead

DUBAI: Tiger Woods had the round of the day at the Dubai Desert Classic on Friday, but it was Ulster’s Golden Boy Rory McIlroy who held on to the lead at the halfway stage of the Gulf’s showcase tournament.
Woods produced his best golf of the year for a six under 66 to bound into contention for a first title in 15 months. He will go into the weekend on seven under par, four strokes shy of McIlroy who added a 68 to his opening blast of 65 to stand at 11 under.
In second place

Vegas set to win $2 million faster than Woods

SAN DIEGO – Venezuela’s Jhonattan Vegas has made one of the most explosive starts ever on the PGA Tour and is on track to eclipse Tiger Woods as the fastest player to earn $2 million in prize money. The 26-year-old stunned the golfing world by winning this month’s Bob Hope Classic in only his fifth appearance on the US circuit and he followed that with an ice-cool display at last week’s Farmers Insurance Open, where he tied for third.
Many had expected the long-hitting Venezuelan

Mickelson, Haas lead while Woods flounders

LA JOLLA – Masters champion Phil Mickelson and US compatriot Bill Haas shared the third-round lead at Torrey Pines on Saturday as Tiger Woods floundered on a course he has long dominated. Mickelson, who claimed the most recent of his three Torrey Pines victories in 2001, fired a four-under 68 for a 54-hole total of 12-under 204.
It proved good enough for a share of the lead when overnight leader Haas bogeyed the par-five 18th to complete a one-under 71. They were one shot in

Kaymer ahead of Woods in rankings

LONDON – Martin Kaymer’s win at Abu Dhabi on Sunday has hoisted him above Tiger Woods to second place in the world rankings behind Lee Westwood. It was the first time Woods, who was toppled by Westwood on October 31, had been out of the top two slots since October 2004.
Kaymer, who won the USPGA title last August, won by a huge eight strokes in the Gulf emirate, defending his title and underlining his superb early season form. “It’s quite nice to overtake somebody who is

Woods to start season at Torrey Pines

SAN DIEGO – Tiger Woods will launch his 2011 PGA Tour season next week in San Diego, officially entering the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines on Wednesday.
Woods has won the last five times he has competed at the Torrey Pines course, including his epic 2008 US Open playoff victory over Rocco Mediate. “I’ve been working hard on my game, it’s game time hooah!!” Woods Tweeted on Wednesday.

Woods still the game’s biggest earner despite 2010 woes

LOS ANGELES – Tiger Woods has once again ended a calendar year as golf’s top earner, despite suffering a pay cut of $48 million after losing his swing and his marriage and failing to win a single tournament.
The American world number two, who celebrated his 35th birthday on Thursday, topped Golf Digest magazine’s annual list for 2010 with overall earnings of $74.2 million. Of that, only $2.29 million came from tournament purses with the rest accumulated off-course through

McDowell beats Woods for World Challenge title

THOUSAND OAKS: US Open champion Graeme McDowell delivered two stunning putts to punctuate his dream season with a playoff triumph over Tiger Woods on Sunday at the World Challenge. Northern Ireland’s McDowell denied the 14-time major champion a lone tournament title in a 2010 season marked by personal turmoil off the course and struggles with a swing change on the course.
Woods, who had let slip a four-shot lead, appeared poised to seize the victory at the 72nd hole when he put

One tournament left for Woods to break 2010 drought

MELBOURNE: Tiger Woods has just next month’s Chevron World Challenge left to end his tormented year of win-less tournaments, after finishing fourth in the Australian Masters in Melbourne.
The former world number one, the winner of 14 majors among 95 tournament victories, is still without a victory going into his last event of the year, but there were encouraging signs at the Australian Masters on Sunday.
Woods thrilled his fans when he peeled off two eagles and two birdies

Woods struggles to stay in touch

MELBOURNE: Bogeys outnumbered birdies as Tiger Woods struggled to keep in touch with the lead halfway through the Australian Masters on a trying day at Melbourne’s Victoria Golf Club on Friday.
The 14-time Major winner laboured to a one-over 72 to concede 36-hole pacesetter Adam Bland a widening nine strokes in blustery conditions with the weather forecast to further deteriorate for Saturday’s third round. Woods has the job ahead as he searches for his breakthrough tournament