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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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Tiger Woods will try returning to Golf next Month…

After women and back trouble we’ll see if one of the golfing sports greatest players can make a come back…..

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Tiger Woods announced on his website Wednesday morning that he hopes to return to competitive golf next month, starting with a tournament in Napa, California.

Woods, who has been recovering from two back surgeries in 2015, said he hopes to start the 2016-17 season with three events. The first event would be the Safeway Open from Oct. 13-16, in Napa. Woods then plans to play in the Turkish Airlines Open from Nov. 3-6, in Antalya, Turkey. His final event of 2016 would be the Hero World Challenge from Dec. 1-4, at Albany in the Bahamas. The Hero World Challenge is run by Woods’ foundation.

“My rehabilitation is to the point where I’m comfortable making plans, but I still have work to do,” Woods said. “Whether I can play depends on my continued progress and recovery. My hope is to have my game ready to go.

“I’m looking forward to going to California for my foundation event and Safeway. I’m also excited to return to Turkey and Albany. It could be a fun fall.”….

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Tiger Woods ain’t a Tiger anymore…

Ever since the guys womanizing went South he’s just NOT who he was….

I’m NOT saying THAT was his key to his game…

But since then?

Things have NOT beeen the same….

There is nothing wrong with Woods’s short game that one solid chipping round could not cure. Unfortunately, his pro-am Wednesday was not that round. Because of dense morning fog, the outing was shortened from 18 holes to nine. By the time Woods finished, the fog had lifted, but the haze over his short game remained.

“Even if I do happen to make a bad swing, I know what the fix is,” Woods said, adding: “My good is really good. Unfortunately, my bad is really bad.”

Coming off his worst round as a pro, an 82 on the second day of the Phoenix Open last week, Woods is back at a course where he has a long and storied history of success as an amateur and as a pro. Can those sweet memories override the unpleasant flashbacks that threaten to hijack his thoughts every time he stands over a chip?

What resonates in Woods’s technical speak about old and new release patterns and impact points is that he is lost with his once-trusty wedge in his hands. A decade ago, when his short game was the envy of his peers, Woods’s instincts around the greens were extraordinary. He would see the shot, feel the shot and then make the shot.

No longer does he execute his chips as smoothly as an autograph with his dominant hand. Around the greens now, Woods evokes someone trying to remember his lines instead of inhabiting his character. His fluidity is gone, replaced by hitches and hesitations that are evidence of a mind in overdrive.

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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 Woods wins Bridgestone Invitational….

It’s his Eigth win of the outing……

Tiger Woods won the Bridgestone Invitational again. (USATSI)

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All day the trophy presentation at the Bridgestone Invitational was a mere formality. Heck, the entire final round was basically a formality after his 61 on Friday essentially gave Tiger Woods the tournament.

Woods made sure there was no drama in sight for America’s most-watched network.

He made par on every hole on the front nine and then only produced one birdie and one bogey on the back nine en route to a final-round 70 and seven-stroke win over Keegan Bradley and Henrik Stenson…..

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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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Sergio Garcia ‘s ‘fried chicken’ remark about Tiger Woods gets a apology…

If you do NOT think color isn’t problem in some people’s mind out on the golf court….

You ARE crazy…..

The guy is gonna be one , if NOT THE best golfer in history,and his  guy is dissing him for being WHO he is?….If it was a joke….It was bad one…..

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The verbal sparring between Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods continued Wednesday after Woods tweeted back at Garcia in response to comments made by Garcia that could be perceived as a racial reference aimed at the world’s No. 1 player.

On Wednesday morning, Tiger tweeted this: “The comment that was made wasn’t silly. It was wrong, hurtful and clearly inappropriate.

“I’m confident that there is real regret that the remark was made.

“The Players ended nearly two weeks ago and it’s long past time to move on and talk about golf.”

Garcia, who later issued an apology, took issue with Woods for what he viewed as a breach of golf course etiquette during the third round of The Players Championship two weeks ago, was asked in jest at a European Tour function if he would be inviting Woods to dinner during next month’s U.S. Open.

“We’ll have him ’round every night,” Garcia said, according to multiple media reports. “We will serve fried chicken.”

“Fried chicken” references are associated with racial stereotypes of African-Americans. A similar comment got Fuzzy Zoeller in trouble following the 1997 Masters, when he quipped that fried chicken would be served at the following year’s champions’ dinner, which Woods would host as defending champion.

According to media reports, Garcia left the European Tour awards dinner Tuesday night at the BMW PGA Championship in Virginia Water, England, before he could be questioned. He later issued a statement through the European Tour.

“I apologize for any offense that may have been caused by my comment on stage during the European Tour Players’ Awards dinner,” Garcia said. “I answered a question that was clearly made towards me as a joke with a silly remark, but in no way was the comment meant in a racist manner.”

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Tiger Woods wins third Tournament reclaims #1

The Golf pro IS back on his game…..

His personal life seems to have settled down and so has he….

And the rain delay didn’t stop him…..

For the 11th time, he’s ranked first in the world. “It was just a byproduct, a byproduct of hard work and getting back to winning golf tournaments,” he said. “Consequently, I’ve moved up.”

Now he’ll see if he can get back on track as far as major tournament wins go. He has been stuck on 14 since winning the U.S. Open in 2008 and the Masters, which he has won four times, starts April 11. Woods measures his success by his major titles, but wasn’t buying the idea that he has to win one to be considered officially back on top again……

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Tiger Woods does have a new Girl…It that why his Golf game is better?

The rumors are true….

The Pro Golfer is Not back with his wife…

But Is seeing Olympic Gold Medalist Lindsey Vonn….

He’s out with pictures on facebook…

Maybe that IS why his game is better….

The guy needs to NOT be texting anyone but Von though….

More Gulf clubs in his back window would just deep-six his career for good….

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The golfing star posted a message and photos on his Facebook page confirming his “very close” relationship with the Olympic gold medalist.

This season has been great so far and I’m happy with my wins at Torrey and Doral. Something nice that’s happened off the course was meeting Lindsey Vonn. Lindsey and I have been friends for some time, but over the last few months we have become very close and are now dating. We thank you for your support and for respecting our privacy. We want to continue our relationship, privately, as an ordinary couple and continue to compete as athletes….

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Is Tiger Woods Back?

Fresh woman rumours….

And Now a win….

Could he be back?

Tiger Woods at Torrey Pines

Ever since Michael Jordan made it fashionable to be back, that question has been posed for every major athlete who seemed to lose his or her way. Woods hasn’t won a major since the U.S. Open in 2008. Because he had won 13 prior to that and is 37 now, it seems to be a fair question at each appropriate juncture.

A coasting, four-shot victory in the Farmers Insurance Openat Torrey Pines, a golf course that would make being locked in a small room with 10 people talking loudly on their cellphones preferable to playing there, seemed an appropriate juncture.

And so the question was put to Woods in his post-victory news conference.

Are you back?

His response was not only vintage Woods, but both in content and tone, the definitive answer.

“Never left,” he said.

That was followed by the huge smile that, with his emphatic fist pump over putts that go in, has become a trademark. Woods has a smile that lights up a room, as well as a snarl that can empty it.

The news in this one was not that Woods won, but what it meant…..

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Tiger Woods has a new squeeze….

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She looks a LOT like his ex-wife…..

Sources say Woods, who years ago admitted to cheating on model ex-wife Elin Nordegren, went to Austria to watch Vonn compete and later took her on a trip to Antigua. Vonn is a striking resemblence of Woods’ ex-wife and she herself is divorced.

Woods is seeing sexy ski racer Lindsey Vonn, a 28-year-old Olympic medalist who bears a striking resemblance to his ex-wife, Swedish model Elin Nordegren, reports said Wednesday.

“He wants to marry again and thinks Lindsey could be the woman,” a source close to the 37-year-old philanderer told Star magazine.

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Tiger Woods gets a win….Finally….and ties Nicklaus’s record!

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Tiger Woods won the Memorial for the fifth time.

Woods tied Nicklaus for career PGA Tour victories at the tournament that Jack built. And the 14-time major champion suddenly looks equipped to resume his chase of another Nicklaus mark that is more significant — 18 major championships.

The U.S. Open starts in 11 days.

With a chip-in that even Woods called one of the toughest shots he ever made, he birdied three of his last four holes to close with a 5-under 67 and turn a two-shot deficit into a two-shot victory over Rory Sabbatini and fast-closing Andres Romero.

Coming off a two-putt birdie on the 15th, Woods hit 8-iron over the green at the par-3 16th and into an impossible lie. It was buried in deep rough, the pin 50 feet away along a ridge. Woods hit a full flop shot, hopeful to give himself a reasonable putt for par. Far more likely was the ball going short and down a slope away from the pin, or coming out too strong and rolling into the water.

No one was thinking birdie, not even Woods, until he took two steps and delivered an uppercut when the ball fell in the right side of the cup.

Nicklaus was gushing from the broadcast booth. “The most unbelievable, gutsy shot I’ve ever seen,” he said.

“Under the circumstances — the circumstances being Tiger has been struggling — it was either fish or cut bait,” Nicklaus said later. “He had one place to land the ball. He’s playing a shot that if he leaves it short, he’s going to leave himself again a very difficult shot. If he hits it long, he’s going to probably lose the tournament. He lands the ball exactly where it has to land. Going in the hole was a bonus.

But what a shot!

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Tiger Woods gets his First Win in 2 years at the Chevron World Challenge

It’s been a LONG time for him….

Hopefully he’s back from a dark period in his life and game….

Tiger Woods Wins Chevron

Two years after his life and career came crashing down, Tiger Woods is a winner again.

One shot behind with two holes to play, Woods finally looked like the player who dominated golf for so much of his career. He birdied his last two holes Sunday, making a 6-foot putt on the 18th, to win the Chevron World Challenge by one shot over former Masters champion Zach Johnson.

Woods closed with a 3-under 69, sweeping his arm when the final putt dropped, then slamming down his first in a celebration that was a long time coming. It had been 749 days and 26 official tournaments since he last won on Nov. 15, 2009 at the Australian Masters, back when he looked as though he would rule golf as long as he played.

But he crashed his car into a fire hydrant outside his Florida home on Thanksgiving night, and shocking revelations of extramarital affairs began to emerge, which eventually led to a divorce. Since then, he has changed swing coaches and endured more injuries, missing two majors this summer and missing the cut in another.

Now, however, it looks clear that Woods is on an upward path.

This was his 83rd win worldwide, and the fifth time he has captured the Chevron World Challenge, which he hosts for his foundation. Woods finished at 10-under 278 and donated the $1.2 million to his foundation.

The win moved him from No. 52 to No. 21 in the world ranking, and likely will send expectations soaring for 2012. Woods will not play again until starting his year in Abu Dhabi at the end of January.

Asked if the emotion was joyous, satisfying or simply relief, Woods smiled and said, “It just feels awesome whatever it is.”

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Tiger Woods finds it……..

As of this posting he’s still in there for the win…..(5:55 DST)

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Tiger Woods reacts to holing a putt for an eagle on the eighth green during the final round of the 2011 Masters Tournament.

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The 75th Masters was set for a thrilling final nine holes Sunday with overnight pacesetter Rory McIlroy clinging on to a slender one-shot lead at Augusta National.

Britain’s McIlroy, four strokes in front of the chasing pack after the third round, recovered from a faltering start to reach the turn in one-over-par 37 in the season’s opening major.

That left the 21-year-old at 11 under overall, one clear of South African Charl Schwartzel, South Korean K.J. Choi and 2009 Masters champion Angel Cabrera of Argentina, who each had nine holes to play.

Four-times winner Tiger Woods was also in the title hunt, covering the front nine in a scintillating five-under 31 to briefly share the lead before three-putting at the par-three 12th to slip back to nine under…….

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Update….Woods finished 5th…

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Tiger Woods Mocks His Sex Scandal and his Golf game…Talks Kids…

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Hey, remember Tiger Woods?

The disgraced golfer hit the talk show circuit for the first time since his cataclysmic sex scandal and divorce that dominated headlines in late 2009 through mid-2010.

Yukking it up on Late Night with Jimmy Fallonon Wednesday, Woods, 35, wasn’t afraid to poke fun at himself.

 

“It’s been a year and a half since you’ve been on the show. What you been up to?” Jimmy Fallonasked.

Smiling, Woods retorted: “Nothin’, nothin’. Playing bad golf!”

 

Fallon admitted to Woods that his personal hardships were a boon to comics everywhere……

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