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April 9, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Tiger Woods sat at the podium of the Augusta National Golf Club interview room Tuesday appearing completely at ease, smiling and engaging, loose and confident. Maybe the demeanor was the result of not having had to sit through a news conference in front of a throng of reporters for more than two months. But a more accurate description might have been the satisfaction he has experienced finding his golf swing in time for the Masters, an event he called "so special to me. " Of course, Woods, 39, has been excited about comebacks before only to find his game or injuries bring him down.
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April 9, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The world hasn't seen much of Tiger Woods in the last year or so. And when we did, the snapshots weren't exactly tasty treats. If he wasn't bending over with back issues or limping because of knee problems, he was probably flubbing up some chip shots or hitting another drive into the next area code. It happens, even to the once-mightiest. Yesterday he made his first trip to the interview room at Augusta National in 2 years. He's played 47 holes this season.
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April 8, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mark O'Meara purely struck a rescue club at the difficult par-3 fourth hole at Augusta National Golf Club to within nine feet of the hole. Then it was Tiger Woods' turn. With some in the gallery telling their friends, "Bet you Tiger doesn't get it inside O'Meara," Woods put a pristine swing on a 3-iron and the ball did indeed stop closer to the hole. Woods turned to the gallery, removed his cap and bowed deeply as he drank in the applause. And yes, he sank the birdie putt.
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April 6, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Story lines for the 79th Masters abound, like the flowers on the dogwood trees that provide a lovely setting at the Augusta National Golf Club. Will Rory McIlroy win his third consecutive major championship and become the sixth player in golf history to complete the career Grand Slam? Can Bubba Watson make it three green jackets in four years? Will Phil Mickelson find his game somewhere in the drive down Magnolia Lane and be part of the chase toward his fourth Masters championship? Will 21-year-old Jordan Spieth finish the job on Sunday afternoon after challenging last year?
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February 13, 2015
THE PROBLEM for Tiger Woods is not the fall. It is the reasons why most people believe the fall happened. On the surface, Woods has enough surgical scars to support the fact that his fall from the No. 1 golfer in the world to one who is now struggling to hold on to his PGA career is health-related. Over the last few years, Woods has dealt with a variety of injuries to his neck, knee, Achilles' tendon, elbow and back. Last spring, Woods had microdiscetomy surgery on his back.
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February 10, 2015 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
THE GALAXY is dimming at an alarming rate. Kobe and Peyton ground to a rusty halt over the past few weeks, but hope sprang in the world of golf. No other sport offers the promise of renewal in the worst of February's doldrums; scenes of Hawaii, California and Arizona, dazzling green, while much of the rest of the country slumbers under icy white. Then, the stars fell. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson failed to reach the weekend in consecutive weeks. They played two punch-line tournaments, and never were a factor.
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January 21, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
HE'S NOT a toothless Tiger, but he's got one fewer incisor. Yesterday, Tiger Woods had one of his front teeth accidentally knocked out after surprising girlfriend Lindsey Vonn by showing up in Italy to watch her record-setting, 63rd World Cup victory. This time it wasn't a 7-iron that did the damage, it was a camera. "During a crush of photographers at the awards podium at the World Cup event in Italy, a media member with a shoulder-mounted video camera pushed and surged toward the stage, turned and hit Tiger Woods in the mouth," Mark Steinberg, Woods' agent, told the Associated Press in an email.
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December 11, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
MAGIC JOHNSON wants the Lakers to be more like the Sixers and start tanking so they get a high lottery pick. "I hope the Lakers lose every game," Johnson told Newsday yesterday. "Because if you're going to lose, lose. I'm serious. "If you're going to lose, you have to lose because you can't be in the middle of the pack. You either have to be great or you have to be bad to get a good pick . . . I'd rather be all the way bad than be in the middle. " Surprising words from one of the game's most competitive players.
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September 25, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
THE INTERNATIONAL golf insanity begins Friday, known as the Ryder Cup, despite its lack of affiliation with any truck rental company. Its namesake, who began as a discount seed distributor, would be delighted to see that the competition has outgrown its charter; that is, to promote golf intercontinentally. He also likely would be alarmed to see how little the essence of the competition has changed since its charter was fulfilled. Samuel Ryder got his name on the Cup because he was a major sponsor of the competitions, which, generally, were money-losers in the "BT" (Before Tiger)
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September 13, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
ATLANTA - Rory McIlroy is perplexed that his remarks about Tiger Woods' and Phil Mickelson's not being eligible for the Tour Championship caused headlines. McIlroy was asked Wednesday whether golf's two biggest stars' not being at East Lake was a changing of the guard. He disagreed, saying that Mickelson, 44, was playing a long stretch of golf and Woods, 38, was injured most of the year. Noting their ages and injuries, he said they were "getting into the sort of last few holes of their careers.
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