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Tiger Woods shoots 80 at US Open: ‘I kicked Rickie’s butt’

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Tiger Woods posted his career-worst U.S. Open round of 80 on Thursday, struggling from start to finish. Woods, tied for 152nd place, was happy that he wasn’t the only one to struggle as Rickie Fowler shot an 81 and Rich Berberian Jr. had an 83. Tiger Woods: “The bright side is, at least I kicked Rickie’s butt today.” — Jason Sobel ...

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Tiger Woods shoots 73: ‘Mentally, I feel beat up’

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Tiger Woods finished Thursday’s first round of The Memorial Tournament at 1-over-par 73, six shots out of the lead. Woods hit just 4 of 14 fairways and 9 of 18 greens at Muirfield Village Golf Club. “I didn’t have much with my game. I need to work on it here a little bit,” Woods said, via USA Today Sports. “But I fought hard to get back. And ...

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Tiger Woods on swing: ‘It’s still evolving, but getting better’

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Tiger Woods will make his return to competition on Thursday in the 40th Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. The Memorial is Tiger’s fifth official start of the 2015 season. He last played in THE PLAYERS Championship on May 10, where he tied for 69th. “I’m a lot more confident than I was at THE PLAYERS,” ...

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Rickie Fowler wins THE PLAYERS Championship

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Rickie Fowler defeated Sergio Garcia and Kevin Kisner in a playoff to win THE PLAYERS Championship, claiming the second PGA TOUR title of his career. The three each finished regulation at 12 under. In the three-hole aggregate playoff, Fowler and Kisner advanced with 1 under totals while Garcia was eliminated at even par. What nerves? Rickie Fowler has four feet left ...

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Tiger Woods says he hasn’t slept since breakup with Lindsey Vonn

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During Tiger Woods’ press conference at the Players Championship on Tuesday he gave one of his most human answers when he talked about the month of May. His father, Earl Woods, passed away on May 3rd in 2006, and now, he’s dealing with a break-up after he and Lindsey Vonn decided to end their three-year relationship. “This three-day stretch is very tough,” ...

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Tiger Woods: ‘Joint went out of place, but I put it back in’

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Tiger Woods hit a tree root on a shot from the straw on the ninth hole Sunday at the Masters, but he shook it off and was able to finish his round. Tiger finished with a 73 on Sunday to land in a tie for 17th with Sergio Garcia at 5-under at Augusta National. After his round, Woods did an interview with ...

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Jordan Spieth wins 2015 Masters

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Jordan Spieth is the 2015 Masters champion. The 21-year-old nearly set the tournament record, but missed the put on 18 to shoot 270.  Spieth is the second youngest player to win at Augusta National. Tiger Woods was five months younger than Spieth when he won the tournament in 1997.  Spieth and Woods are the only two to shoot 18 under par ...

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Tiger Woods on 2015 Masters: ‘I’m trying to beat everybody’

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Tiger Woods spoke with the media on Tuesday afternoon about his game and getting back to the Masters. “I’m excited, excited to be back, back playing at this level,” Woods said, per CBS Sports. “My game is finally ready to compete at this level, the highest level, and I’m excited to be here. There’s no other tournament int he world like ...

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Tiger Woods will wear red each day of the Masters, not just on Sunday

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Tiger Woods announced Friday that he will be playing in the Masters this week. So with that, Nike has put together Woods attire for the week, which includes red on each day of the tournament: “One of the key opportunities for us was to introduce red throughout the course of the scripting, from Thursday to Sunday,” said Nike designer James Drew.

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Rory McIlroy’s Nike ad pays tribute to Tiger Woods

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In last week’s New York Times Magazine, Charles Siebert shared a story of a nine-year-old Rory McIlroy writing Tiger Woods a letter in 1999 that said he was “coming to get” Tiger. On Sunday, Nike released an ad called Ripple, starring a young McIlroy watching Woods dominate the world of golf. [FTW]

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