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Tiger Woods ok to go back to golf….

Doctors have cleared him to resume after his back aliment that kept him in constant pain….

It is unknown how good he will be able to be at his age and after his health and personal problems….

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He HAS been back to swinging the golf clubs…

A day after Tiger Woods posted a video of himself on social media hitting a driver, his manager revealed that the 14-time major champion has been cleared by his doctor to resume full golf activities with no restrictions.

Mark Steinberg told GolfChannel.com that Woods met last week with the doctor who performed his back surgery in April, and that Woods hasn’t experienced any pain in his most recent comeback.

“Tiger met with his doctor last week and got a good report saying he can proceed down the path to continue to hit golf balls with no restrictions,” said Steinberg, who added that he is unsure if Woods has played a round of golf yet. “He’s going to take that news with enthusiasm but caution as well.”

News of Woods’ clearance was first reported by ESPN.com.

The permission to proceed comes nearly six months after Woods underwent anteior lumbar fusion surgery on April 19.

Sharing glimpses of his progress, Woods has been ramping up his golf activity in a series of videos uploaded to social media. He posted a video of himself hitting a pitch shot on Aug. 31, hitting an iron shot on Oct. 7, and taking a full swing with a driver just one day ago….

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Arnold Palmer is gone….

Image result for arnold palmerArnold Palmer, a Pennsylvania greenskeeper’s son who became one of golf’s most charismatic champions and made millions of dollars by turning his popular “everyman” image into one of the most lucrative sports brands in the world, died Sept. 25 at a hospital in Pittsburgh. He was 87.

His longtime assistant Doc Giffin said the golfer was hospitalized in preparation for heart surgery.

Mr. Palmer rose from a blue-collar background to become part of the sport’s royalty — he was colloquially known on the PGA Tour as “The King” — and frequent playing partner of U.S. presidents. He left an indelible mark on the world of golf in the form of nearly 300 signature-designed courses, and Arnold Palmer Enterprises, which handled his endorsements and other ventures, helped make Mr. Palmer the first golfer to make his name a worldwide franchise.

Many credit Mr. Palmer with inventing golf as a televised sport, becoming the game’s first well-known star by helping to put a name and face to the game….

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Update on the Oak Hill Country Club Golf Play…. Both Mickelson and Tiger suck….

For those of you want to know…..

Jason Dufner and Jim Furyk are the leaders up to the third round…

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( Jim Furyk hitting out of the rough on the 16th hole. Furyk fared better than two other top Americans, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, in the third round. )

The top two players in the world, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, were reduced to a warm-up act, both finishing their third rounds before Dufner teed off. Playing in different groups, Woods, the world No. 1, and Mickelson commanded large armies but could not shoot straight. They found a combined 10 fairways, and between them, they had a bogey — or, in Mickelson’s case, worse — on 10 of the 18 holes.

Mickelson’s round of 78 included a triple bogey at No. 7, a double at No. 14 and an ungainly 34 putts.

Woods, who won his fifth title of the year last Sunday, beat a retreat to the range Friday after his round of 70 to work on his swing, specifically the take-away, with his coach, Sean Foley. The session did not pay immediate dividends as Woods was wild off the tee, hitting five fairways in his third-round 73.

“I didn’t hit it very good, didn’t make anything, kept blocking every putt,” Woods said. “So it was a tough day.”

That has become a refrain for Woods in the Grand Slam events. In 15 rounds in the majors this year, Woods has broken 70 once, in the first round of the British Open.

“That’s golf,” Woods said. “We don’t play well every week….

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Tiger could win his eighth title at the Bridgestone Invitational.

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Tiger Woods just missed out on making history in the second round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Friday, as the No. 1 player in the world shot a nine-under 61. If he would’ve shot two strokes better, he would’ve had the sixth 59 in PGA Tour history.

According to ESPN Stats & Info, Tiger’s round tied the Firestone Country Club record in Akron, Ohio, as well as his personal best:

Woods had this to say following the round, via CBS Sports’ Kyle Porter:

I had it going today, four under through three is always a nice thing to have.

I could have done it. The good news is I’ve done it before. I felt pretty relaxed, if I hadn’t ever shot 59 before it would have been a different story. It wasn’t out of the realm of being uncomfortable.

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On Arnold Palmer, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods…..

I’m NOT a Golfer…..

But I’d say that todays Golf game is what it is in the Sports Media because one person….

Tiger Woods….

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After Phil Mickelson pulled off one the great final-round comebacks in golf history to win the British Open on Sunday, he basked in the adulation of an overjoyed crowd at the Muirfield course in Scotland. Spectators had abandoned their fervent support of a hometown hero, Englishman Lee Westwood, to back Lefty down the stretch.

In those moments, Mickelson reminded many fans–and sportswriters–of a similarly winsome “people’s champion” who reigned at the British Open more than half a century ago.

“Mickelson has been this generation’s Arnold Palmer: exciting, daring to the point of self-destruction, charismatic, fan-friendly, and flawed,” former Sports Illustrated veteran E.M. Swift wrote in a blog post. A New York Times articleon the victory referred to Mickelson and Tiger Woods as “the Arnold Palmer and [Jack] Nicklaus of their day,” and even the most casual golf fan knows that “Mickelson = Palmer” in the Times‘ analogy.

The comparison is easy enough to make. Both men played a high-risk style of golf, taking big gambles on key shots in search of even greater rewards. Both were overshadowed by a less emotionally available but more successful golfer. And both had overwhelming fan support, perhaps because of their image as wholesome, all-American family men.

But is Mickelson really the 21st-century Palmer? A closer look at their careers and lives suggests that while their golfing styles were of a piece, Palmer’s massive celebrity appeal and effect on the sport make him more like Mickelson’s chief rival, Tiger…..

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Tiger Woods IS back…Wins The Players Championship

After ALL the personal crap he’s been thru…..

It’s good to see the guy win….

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Tiger Woods faltered, recovered and then finished strong to cap a dramatic victory atThe Players Championship.

Woods appeared to be cruising toward his second career win at The Players when he arrived at the 14th hole at TPC Sawgrass on Sunday. Then everything went sideways — and got wet. Alone atop the leaderboard as he stepped to the tee at 14, Woods hooked the ball left and into the water. By the time he completed his double bogey on the par-4 14th hole, Woods had squandered his two-stroke lead and was mired in afour-way tie at 12-under with Sergio Garcia, David Lingmerth and Jeff Maggert.

“It was tough. I was in control of the tournament and got to 14 tee and just hit the worst shot I could possibly hit. And then, you know, made double bogey there but just stayed really patient,”

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