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Tiger Woods |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (39) / 12/30/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 185
College: Stanford

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In a statement at today, the 14-time major champion informed readers that he will not be committing to next week's Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Woods is an eight-time winner at Bay Hill, but this will be the second consecutive edition in which he won't be pegging it. Instead, he's focusing on returning at the season's first major. He's been out since withdrawing from the Farmers Insurance Open during his opening round when his glutes weren't activating (his words). That was on Feb. 5. This is today's statement in its entirety: "I spoke to Arnold today and told him that I will not play in his tournament this year. I'm sorry I won't be in Orlando next week, but I know it will be a really successful event. I've put in a lot of time and work on my game and I'm making strides, but like I've said, I won't return to the PGA TOUR until my game is tournament ready and I can compete at the highest level. I hope to be ready for the Masters, and I will continue to work hard preparing for Augusta. I want to thank everyone again for their support." Mar 13 - 3:19 PM

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Tiger Woods will not compete in next week's Honda Classic, according to Brian Biggane at

This isn't a surprise, but anywhere Woods commits or doesn't commit when probable makes headlines. As a result, he will not qualify for the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship the week after. His timetable for a return to competition remains undetermined.
Feb 19 - 5:04 PM published a short statement by Woods to address last week's withdrawal and his long-term plans.

We already know that Woods is a virtual non-play in most fantasy formats, so consider this a bone thrown at the casual fan. You can read the entirety of his statement at the link below, but here are the most relevant excerpts: "The last two weeks have been very disappointing to me, especially Torrey, because I never want to withdraw. Unfortunately, lately injuries have made that happen too often. This latest injury is not related to my previous surgery. I am having daily physical therapy and I am feeling better every day. ... My play, and scores, are not acceptable for tournament golf. Like I've said, I enter a tournament to compete at the highest level, and when I think I'm ready, I'll be back. ... I'd like to play The Honda Classic -- it's a tournament in my hometown and it's important to me -- but I won't be there unless my game is tournament-ready. That's not fair to anyone. I do, however, expect to be playing again very soon."
Feb 11 - 7:35 PM

In an impromptu meeting with the media beside his vehicle in the parking lot at Torrey Pines, Tiger Woods specified why he withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open on his 12th hole.

"It’s just my glutes are shutting off," Woods said. "They don’t activate, hence it goes into my lower back. I tried to activate my glutes the best I could, but they never stayed activated. ... It’s frustrating that it started shutting down like that. I was ready to go. I had a good warmup session the first time around, and I stood out here and got cold and it started deactivating again." On the surface, it doesn't seem to be the kind of problem that should lead another long-term layoff, but it's further proof that Woods' body has reached the point that it simply won't recover as quickly as he expects.
Feb 5 - 7:00 PM

Tiger Woods withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open during his opening round, citing a back injury.

Woods called it quits after completing only 11 holes. He officially withdrew on his 12th hole, which is the par-3 third on the North Course at Torrey Pines. He was 2-over par on the day, which is pretty good considering how poorly he was striking the ball. He found only one of nine fairways, hit five greens in regulation and took 17 putts. Woods' card featured two birdies, but he also squared two bogeys and a double. This is his third WD in his last eight official events. It's his eight as a professional in 304 starts. He's expected to play The Honda Classic on Feb. 26-March 1. He withdrew during the finale of last year's Honda due to back spasms. Less than a month later, he underwent surgery.
Feb 5 - 5:46 PM

Tiger Woods suffered through the worst round of golf in his professional career, ultimately signing for a 12-over-par 44-38=82 in the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

When Woods wrote down a 44 on his first nine, the back nine at TPC Scottsdale, it tied a 44 on the back nine at Muirfield Village in the third round of the 2013 Memorial Tournament for the worst of his career. He then went to work on even bigger benchmarks. His previous worst professional round came in the 2002 Open Championship, swallowing a third-round 81 in horrible weather at Muirfield Golf Links. He had never failed to break 80 in a regular PGA TOUR event until today. At the time of his posting, his 13-over 155 placed him in last place with three strokes to spare. Today's colorful scorecard featured two birdies, seven pars, six bogeys, two double bogeys and a triple bogey on the par-5 15th. The problems were everywhere, but the glaring issue continues to be his short game. Simply put, this appears to be a new low point in the storied career of Tiger Woods.
Jan 30 - 2:35 PM

Tiger Woods posted a 2-over-par 39-34=73 in the first round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale.

How one perceives Woods' opening round of 2015 will largely depend on perspective. He spent the better half of his front nine battling the chipping demons first manifested at his Hero World Challenge late in 2014. In fact, he was 4-over through four holes. A 13'4" birdie on the par-4 fifth was his lone bright spot on the front, to go with three bogeys and a double bogey. His back nine featured an eagle from seven inches on the par-5 13th and a two-putt birdie on the par-4 17th from 20'1". Several of his drives were extremely good on the back nine, and the putter didn't hurt him. The optimist will note that he played his last 14 holes in 2-under. How he progresses over his next 18 holes will, no doubt, be heavily scrutinized.
Jan 29 - 6:51 PM

While attending an awards presentation after a ski competition in Italy where girlfriend Lindsey Vonn broke a record, Tiger Woods lost a tooth in a collision with a media member covering the event.

Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, released the following statement today: "During a crush of photographers at the awards podium, a media member with a shoulder-mounted video surged toward the stage, turned and hit Woods in the mouth. Woods’s tooth was knocked out by the incident." Multiple photos show the gap. You can view the aftermath by clicking on the link below. Meanwhile, we'll take this opportunity to remind you that Woods will open his 2015 schedule at next week's Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Jan 19 - 2:33 PM

Two days after reported that Tiger Woods would play the Waste Management Phoenix Open, the golfer confirmed the news on his website today.

Woods will begin his 2015 slate at TPC Scottsdale. The tournament will be contested on Jan. 29-Feb. 1, concluding on Super Bowl Sunday. The NFL's championship game will also be held in the Valley of the Sun (in Glendale, Arizona). The 79-time PGA TOUR winner went ahead and announced as well that he'll compete in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines the following week. "It will be great to return to Phoenix," Woods said. "The crowds are amazing and always enthusiastic, and the 16th hole is pretty unique in golf. Torrey is a very important place to me. My pop took me there when I was younger, and I have a lot of special memories of watching the TOUR play there when I was growing up."
Jan 9 - 10:52 AM

According to a report at, Tiger Woods is sizing up a start at the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Jan. 29-Feb. 1.

The website cited "two sources" that claim that Woods has reserved a courtesy car and occupancy at a nearby resort. The commitment deadline is 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, Jan. 23, but news of his attendance is almost always announced beforehand. When asked for a comment, Woods' agent didn't deny the expectation. "Once we have some news, we will be sure to advise," he said. Woods hasn't competed in the WMPO since sharing fifth place in 2001. While the NFL will be in town for the Super Bowl the same week this time around, it's possible that he's equally intrigued by Tom Weiskopf's redesign of TPC Scottsdale's Stadium Course.
Jan 7 - 2:12 PM

Tiger Woods blew up for a 5-over-par 41-36=77 in his opening round of the Hero World Challenge.

This marked Woods' first meaningful action since missing the cut at the PGA Championship. He took time off to further strengthen his back following surgery on March 31. However, as he stares at his 39th birthday (on Dec. 30), the 14-time major champion played every bit of the part of a creaky veteran at Isleworth Country Club today. Woods split nine (of 14) fairways, but found only 11 greens in regulation a poured in one birdie (at the par-4 12th hole). Elsewhere, he penciled in four bogeys, two of which on par 5s, and a double bogey at the par-4 eighth. When he signed his card, he sat in last place of the 18 in the field and four strokes adrift of a twosome tied for 16th.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 04:36:00 PM

Tiger Woods alerted his 4.13 million followers on Twitter today that he's hired Chris Como as his swing coach.

Woods wrote, "Happy to have Chris Como consulting and working with me on my swing. I’m excited to be back competing." The former world's No. 1-ranked golfer was introduced to Como by longtime pal Notah Begay III this summer. Como works out of Gleneagles Country Club in Plano, Texas. He follows Butch Harmon, Hank Haney and Sean Foley, respectively, as the primary set of eyes and intellect in which Woods will have faith. The future Hall of Famer is expected to return to competition at the Hero World Challenge on Dec. 4-7.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 01:41:00 PM

Tiger Woods is on pace to return to competition at his newly sponsored Hero World Challenge in Isleworth, Florida, on Dec. 4-7.

There's quite a bit of time between now and then, but the absence of a setback is a positive. "I've been busting my butt in the gym," he said at media day for the tournament today. "It's nice to be able to shut it down and get stronger." Getting physically fit is only part of the equation for the 14-time major champion that will turn 39 years old at the end of December, but he's only occasionally acknowledged that he needs to let his golf game evolve with his age and against the younger (and longer) competition. Assuming he's healthy, Woods is planning a "very full" schedule in 2015. Because he qualifies as a Life Member, he doesn't need to meet the membership minimum of 15 starts, but it would be a surprise if he doesn't eclipse that given today's expectation.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 01:56:00 PM

Tiger Woods announced on his website today that he has fired swing coach Sean Foley.

The statement in its entirety: "I'd like to thank Sean for his help as my coach and for his friendship. Sean is one of the outstanding coaches in golf today, and I know he will continue to be successful with the players working with him. With my next tournament not until my World Challenge event at Isleworth in Orlando, this is the right time to end our professional relationship. Presently, I do not have a coach, and there is no timetable for hiring one." Foley responded as follows: "My time spent with Tiger is one of the highlights of my career so far, and I am appreciative of the many experiences we shared together. It was a lifelong ambition of mine to teach the best player of all time in our sport. I am both grateful for the things we had the opportunity to learn from one another, as well as the enduring friendship we have built. I have nothing but respect and admiration for him."
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 11:52:00 AM

In a statement at, the golfer has removed himself from consideration as a captain's pick for the United States Ryder Cup team in favor of months of rehab for his injured back.

Woods wrote, "I've been told by my doctors and trainer that my back muscles need to be rehabilitated and healed. They've advised me not to play or practice now. I was fortunate that my recent back injury was not related to my surgery and was muscular only. I have already spoken to Tom [Watson] about the Ryder Cup, and while I greatly appreciate his thinking about me for a possible captain's pick, I took myself out of consideration. The U.S. team and the Ryder Cup mean too much to me not to be able to give it my best. I'll be cheering for the U.S. team. I think we have an outstanding squad going into the matches." Woods added that he's circled the World Challenge on Dec. 4-7 as his hopeful return to competition. This means that he's out of the NB3 Challenge later this month and the America's Golf Cup in late October.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 07:57:00 PM