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Tiger Woods

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (41) / 12/30/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 185

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Five-time champion and World No. 1199 Tiger Woods bogeyed his final two holes en route to a 4-under-par 31-37=68 in the final round of the Hero World Challenge to conclude his 16th appearance on 8-under 280, currently up one place to T9. UPDATE: With play completed, Woods finished T9, 10 shots back of champion Rickie Fowler, who shot 61.
Two takeaways from this 18-man exhibition in The Bahamas: the 41-year-old, who turns 42 on Dec. 30th, completed four rounds for the first time since here last year -- where he finished 15th on 4-under 284 (73-65-70-76) -- and, he did so pain-free. The Stanford product posted rounds of 69-68-75-68 with two eagles, 17 birdies, 11 bogeys and one double bogey-6. At one point during Round 2 on Friday, he was atop the leaderboard on 8-under thru nine holes with an outward 31, but came home in 37, same scores he signed for in the finale. Woods, who stated post-round that he was happiest about his driving this week, played his final 45 holes in level-par. Dec 3 - 3:14 PM

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Tiger Woods ballooned in round three of the Hero World Challenge, posting a 3-over-par 40-35=75 to fall five spots on the live leaderboard, sitting at 4-under 212 with one round to go.

Woods was the star of the show in rounds one and two. He was still the main attraction today, but his play didn't match up. With the scoring conditions being the toughest of the week, it showed during Woods' round. There were plenty of small misses today, but they generally ended up in the worst possible spot, forcing Woods to grind out a bushel of bogeys. After swallowing five bogeys in his opening 10 holes he calmed down and finally circled his first birdie at the par-4 14th (jokingly giving the fans a bow and a hat tip for his efforts). He would add one more birdie coming into the clubhouse. At the time he signed his scorecard there were only three golfers on the course in red numbers. This was really a difficult day for Woods and for everyone else in this week's 18-man field.
Dec 2 - 4:50 PM

Tiger Woods kept his foot on the gas with a 4-under-par 31-37=68 during round two of the Hero World Challenge, keeping his name in the mix after 36 holes (7-under 137).

Woods answered a lot of questions on day one, living up to the pre-tournament hype. He didn't lose much steam today as he looked stellar from tee-to-green, but couldn't find his putting stroke. The highlight of the round came at the par-5 ninth hole where he skied a 3-wood to land it softly and set up an eagle attempt (which he converted). That moved him to 8-under on the week to grab the lead. He fizzled a bit on the homeward nine, citing some increased green speeds as the reason why his putting dipped in round two. Notably, Woods also had a few superb chips today, erasing any doubts that may have popped up in R1. He sits at T5 on the live leaderboard, in a great position at the midpoint.
Dec 1 - 3:51 PM

Playing an exhibition in The Bahamas, Tiger Woods fired a 3-under-par 35-34=69 during round one of the Hero World Challenge, living up to the pre-tournament hype as he sits just three strokes off the early pace set by Tommy Fleetwood.

Making his first start since a mid-tournament WD (Dubai Desert Classic) in February, there were plenty of questions marks entering the week. Woods answered them beautifully today and it all started off the tee. In previous returns, Woods could be seen holding back or showing signs of pain. There was none of that today and it resulted in a strong performance off-the-tee (just one really poor drive). Woods dropped a few shots with poor chips around the green, but most of the field also struggled with the tough bermuda lies here at Albany. This round featured five birdies and even included a signature Tiger fist pump (early in the round when he saved par with a putt from just off the green at the par-4 fourth). The 41-year-old had a lot of fun today and gamers/fans are now licking their chops for 2018 to roll around.
Nov 30 - 4:18 PM

Past champ and World No. 1199 Tiger Woods returns to the Hero World Challenge, his first competitive action anywhere in nearly 11 months, and is paired in Round 1 on Thursday with World No. 3 and reigning FedExCup champion and PGA TOUR Player of the Year Justin Thomas (12:05 pm ET).

This is the 19th HWC and Woods has played in 15 of them, winning five times, most recently the 2011 edition at Sherwood CC, site of all five W's. He's also finished runner-up five times, most recently a playoff loss (Sherwood) in 2014 to Zach Johnson. The 41-year-old's last official TOUR title (of 79) came at the 2013 WGC-Bridgestone 225 weeks (1,571 days) ago. He won five times in 2013 in 16 events en route to POY honors, but has since conjured just 19 TOUR starts with one top 10, a T10 at the 2015 Wyndham 119 weeks ago. Woods, who's attempting a(nother) come back after his fourth back surgery in April, finished 15th (of 18) here last year (73-65-70-76) after missing 67 weeks. He chased that (eight weeks later) with a MC at the Farmers and a mid-tourney WD on the Euro Tour 43 weeks ago.
Nov 29 - 2:40 PM

Tiger Woods announced his intentions to peg it at the Hero World Challenge, which gets underway on the last day of November. It will be his first scheduled event since early February.

Woods has been out of action since the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on the European Tour (withdrew after first-round 77 due to back spasms). He would later have surgery for the injury. Today, Woods announced on his website that he will tee it up at the limited-field Hero World Challenge next month. It's an unofficial PGA TOUR event that does offer world ranking points. The tournament is managed by his foundation and takes place in The Bahamas. That sets up for a nice easing back into the competitive motions. Gamers shouldn't expect much considering he'll be facing off against 17 golfers currently ranked inside the top 30 in the world. However, it's a great sign for his 2018 outlook.
Oct 30 - 5:30 PM

Tiger Woods spent the morning in jail after being arrested on DUI charges in Jupiter, Florida.

WPTV reported that Tiger Woods was taken into custody for driving under the influence around 3:00 a.m. ET this morning and was released at 10:50 on his own recognizance. This is just five days after he posted a health update on his website saying, "I haven’t felt this good in years." While this DUI doesn't affect his return to golf, it is disappointing to his fans, especially the young ones that still look up to him as a role model.
May 29 - 11:56 AM

Tiger Woods announced that he underwent successful back surgery and will rest before undergoing the rehab process.

Woods shared the news on, saying "The surgery went well, and I'm optimistic this will relieve my back spasms and pain." He would later that add that typical patients return to full activity in about six months. Woods has proved to be anything but typical, though, when it comes to back pain. Optimistic gamers may want to tick off the Safeway Open or Hero World Challenge as potential return spots. Realistically, there is a good chance his return is much, much later than that.
Apr 20 - 3:27 PM

Tiger Woods declared himself unfit to play at next week's Masters Tournament and still has no timetable for return as he continues to rehab his back injuries.

Woods posted the news on, "Unfortunately, I won't be competing in this year's Masters. I did about everything I could to play, but my back rehabilitation didn't allow me the time to get tournament ready." This is deja vu for gamers who found out this same news last year while viewing the second round of the Shell Houston Open. While this is not shocking news for anyone that has been following his progress over the last few years, it is still a disappointment.
Mar 31 - 7:42 PM

In a change of plans, Tiger Woods has announced he will no longer be in the field at next week's Genesis Open or the Honda Classic the week after, citing ongoing back spasms that forced him to withdraw from the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

In his official statement on, he said, "My doctors have advised me not to play the next two weeks, to continue my treatment and to let my back calm down." The initial comeback schedule is proving to be a bit aggressive as he originally planned to play four times in a five-week period. The goal is still to round into form ahead of the Masters, but that is getting harder and harder to do without competitive rounds. UPDATE: Woods provided an update on his website, saying "Unfortunately, due to ongoing rest and rehabilitation on my back, I won't be able to play in this year's Arnold Palmer Invitational. I'm especially disappointed because I wanted to be at Bay Hill to help honor Arnold. This is one event I didn't want to skip." His timetable for return remains a mystery.
Feb 10 - 10:17 AM

Tiger Woods was forced to withdraw from the Omega Dubai Desert Classic before Friday's second round due to spasms in his lower back.

It was hard to tell at times whether Tiger's pain was mental or physical after he opened with a non-birdie 77 on Thursday which left him 12 shots behind leader Sergio Garcia. Woods insisted all was fine body-wise but opted to withdraw on Friday morning. His agent, Mark Steinberg, explained: "He said he was okay and went into a spasm in his lower back, fairly late last night after dinner. He had treatment starting pretty early this morning for probably the past three, three and a half hours. He says it's not the nerve pain that's kept him out for so long. He says it's a back spasm and he just can't get the spasm to calm down. So that's where we are. He can move around, he can't make a full rotation on the swing. The fact that he feels as though it's not the nerve pain, that's very encouraging for him." Tiger was due to take part in next week's Genesis Open at Riviera (Feb 16-19) so we'll wait for further news on that.
Feb 3 - 3:38 AM

Tiger Woods is a two-time winner of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and returns to Emirates GC in the United Arab Emirates this week to play the event for the eighth time.

Despite insisting he's here to win, expectations need to be realistic. Woods arrives as World No. 666 and missed the cut in last week's Farmers Insurance Open when making his first "official" PGA TOUR start for 19 months. Woods didn't disgrace himself by shooting 76-72 but it was four too many to make the weekend. This will be his first European Tour appearance since the 2015 PGA Championship and first start in a regular European Tour event since T41 in this very tournament in 2014. He was still World No. 1 at the time having come off a five-win season in 2013. The 14-time major winner won this event in 2006 and 2008 and has three other top five finishes in his eight starts. The predicted high winds could make life tough for a still rusty Tiger although most UK bookies have him around 40/1 in the betting. He'll play alongside Masters champion Danny Willett and Matt Fitzpatrick in the first two rounds, starting from the 10th tee at 08:15 Thursday.
Feb 1 - 9:04 AM

With rounds of 76 (South Course) and 72, 7-time champ and World No. 663 Tiger Woods missed the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open by four shots on 4-over 148.

This was Woods' first "official" start on TOUR since T10 at the 2015 Wyndham Championship nearly 19 months ago. Paired the first two laps with World No. 1 Jason Day and World No. 3 Dustin Johnson, all three of whom missed the cut, he managed just two birdie-4s against a pair of bogey-4s in R2 on the North Course at Torrey Pines. On the short work week, the 41-year-old carded five birdies against seven bogeys and one double bogey-6, and found just half (of 28) fairways and 55.56 percent of the greens in regulation (20/36). In 16 visits to the Farmers, this is his first missed 36-hole cut, but did miss his first-ever secondary 54-hole cut in 2014 and WD during R1 in 2015 with a back injury.
Jan 28 - 5:55 AM

79-time PGA TOUR winner Tiger Woods makes his season debut and 328th career start at the Farmers Insurance Open in La Jolla, California, his first official TOUR action since T10 at the 2015 Wyndham Championship 75 weeks ago, and kicks off at 10:40 a.m. PT on the South Course at Torrey Pines with World No. 1 Jason Day and World No. 3 Dustin Johnson.

The California native's 4-shot win here in 2013 (as the 36- and 54-hole leader) came in his season debut and was the first (of five) wins that year en route to Player of the Year honors. It was his 75th TOUR title in 294 career starts (280 pro), came as the World No. 2, and was his seventh Farmers victory in 13 tries, becoming the first player in TOUR history to win on the same golf course eight times (2008, U.S. Open). The 41-year-old shares the tournament record of 22-under 266 and holds the course record on Torrey Pines South of 10-under 62, both occurring in 1999, though the par-72 South Course played 698 yards shorter then. He checks in this week at World No. 663 and arrives off a 15th-place finish (of 17) at the unofficial Hero World Challenge eight weeks ago (73-65-70-76). Woods was a T80/MDF in 2014 (72-71-79), missing a secondary 54-hole cut for the first time in his career, and WD during R1 in 2015 (back).
Jan 25 - 7:49 AM

Tournament host and 5-time champion Tiger Woods bobbed and weaved to a 4-over-par 36-40=76 in the final round of the 18th Hero World Challenge to post 4-under 284, down five places to solo 15th (of 17 players), 14 in arrears to champion Hideki Matsuyama.

The 40-year-old, who celebrates his birthday Dec. 30th, began the final frame in solo 10th on 8-under after opening his 15th appearance in 73, bogey-free 65, and 70. He circled five birdies, including three straight on Nos. 7-9 and back-to-backs on 14 and 15, but outbalanced them with three bogeys and three doubles, eventually carding the worst round of the day. For the week, the 79-time TOUR winner carded a field-best 24 birdies, but gave 20 of those back with eight bogeys and a field-worst six doubles. This was Woods' first competitive action in 466 days and while an unofficial TOUR event, the World No. 898 does collect 4.38 world-ranking points and jumps 248 places to No. 650.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 05:08:00 PM