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Woods withdraws in final round of Honda Classic

Tiger Woods watches as Luke Guthrie hits on the first hole during the final round of the Honda Classic golf tournament on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. AP

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida – The road to the Masters got off to a bumpy start for Tiger Woods on Sunday when he withdrew from the Honda Classic with what he said was a lower back injury.   Woods was 5-over par for the final round — 12 shots behind Rory McIlroy at the time [...]

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Golf,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Tiger Woods is top, but challengers abound

Tiger Woods. AP FILE PHOTO

Tiger Woods regained the world number one ranking after an absence of two and a half years in 2013, but the debate over who is currently the best golfer in the world rages on.

Posted: December 18th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Golf: Woods keeps 2-shot lead on tough day at Sherwood

Tiger Woods lines up a putt on the 18th green during the third round of the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge golf tournament at Sherwood Country Club, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. AP/Mark J. Terrill

After a day of so much uncertainty about where the ball was going, Tiger Woods landed in a place where the outcome is rarely in doubt.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Vast sporting tributes for Nelson Mandela

In this May 15, 2004 file photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela lifts the World Cup trophy in Zurich, Switzerland, after FIFA's executive committee announced that South Africa would host the 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament. Mandela was pivotal in helping the country win the right to host the tournament. South Africa's President Jacob Zuma said, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, that Mandela has died. He was 95. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

When it came to sport, Nelson Mandela had the ability to inspire even inspirational figures and leave global stars completely star-struck.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Golf: ‘Tiger Dads’ in search of China’s Tiger Woods

Chinese amateur Ye Wocheng hits a shot during the second round of the Volvo China Open. AFP

China is mobilizing the state behind golf, but 13-year-old Ye Wocheng, the youngest player to compete on the European Tour, says officials should turn instead to the country’s “tiger” parents to find the next Tiger Woods.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Golf,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

McIlroy beats Woods in 18-hole exhibition

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Rory McIlroy won for the first time this year — even if it was an 18-hole exhibition match against Tiger Woods.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Golf,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Tiger Woods bonds with usual foes at Presidents Cup

United States team player Tiger Woods hits balls on the driving range before a practice round for Presidents Cup golf tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Dublin, Ohio. AP

Top-ranked Tiger Woods has found camaraderie on the US Presidents Cup squad, the 14-time major champion bonding over jokes from and about his teammates as he ponders playing partners.

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Golf,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Column: Woods’ quest for Nicklaus’ record is over

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When Tiger Woods walked blankly off the 18th green at the Tour Championship on Friday — worn out and looking older than his rapidly approaching 38th birthday — it’s never been clearer.

Posted: September 21st, 2013 in Golf,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Tiger’s year: 5 wins, 0 majors, 3 rules violations

In this photo taken Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, Tiger Woods walks out from under a tree behind the first green to check the line of his shot during the second round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill. Woods was docked two shots at the end of his second round when his ball moved ever so slightly behind the first green. Video from a camera man hired by PGA Tour Entertainment showed the golf ball dip down as Woods was removing a twig before playing a shot from the trees. AP

Five wins. No majors.

Yet the number that might resonate most for Tiger Woods in 2013 is three, as in rules violations.

Posted: September 18th, 2013 in Golf,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

Woods given 2-shot penalty at BMW Championship

Tiger Woods walks away after retrieving his ball after his double bogey on the first hole during the second round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill., Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. AP

Tiger Woods was involved in another rules violation at the BMW Championship on Friday and was given a two-shot penalty.

Posted: September 14th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Golf: Scott, Furyk share PGA lead with Tiger six back

Tiger Woods. AP FILE PHOTO

Masters champion Adam Scott birdied five holes in a row Thursday and matched Jim Furyk for the first-round lead of the PGA Championship with top-ranked Tiger Woods six shots adrift.

Posted: August 9th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Golf: All eyes on Tiger at PGA Championship

Tiger Woods. AP FILE PHOTO

World number one Tiger Woods tries to snap a five-year major win drought and claim his 80th career title starting Thursday in the 95th PGA Championship at formidable Oak Hill.

Posted: August 7th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Tiger Woods makes run at 59 at Bridgestone

Tiger Woods. AP FILE PHOTO

Tiger Woods had a shot at making history with a magical 59.

Posted: August 3rd, 2013 in Golf,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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