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Tiger Woods |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (38) / 12/30/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 185
College: Stanford

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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. Dec 4 - 4:36 PM

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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.
Nov 22 - 1:41 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.
Sep 15 - 1:56 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."
Aug 25 - 11:52 AM

In a statement at TigerWoods.com, 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.
Aug 13 - 7:57 PM

With another 3-over-par 74 in his second round of the 96th PGA Championship, Tiger Woods will miss the cut.

As the score suggests, it was another sketchy day for the 14-time major champion. En route to respective nines of 39 and 35, Woods split nine (of 14) fairways, but hit only eight greens in regulation. He circled a pair of late birdies, but the damage was already done with three bogeys and a double. His longest conversion of the round measured 15'5" for par at the par-4 12th hole. This is just the fourth time that he's missed a cut as a professional in a major (2006 U.S. Open; 2009 Open Championship; 2011 PGA Championship). More importantly, it's the second MC in his last four starts (Quicken Loans). They accompany two withdrawals this season (Honda; WGC-Bridgestone). Not surprisingly, he did not commit to next week's Wyndham Championship, so he won't qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs. Woods will need a captain's pick if he's going to participate in the Ryder Cup.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Aug 8 - 8:01 PM

Tiger Woods settled for a 3-over-par 37-37=74 in his opening round of the 96th PGA Championship.

While he completed 18 holes to eliminate residual doubt in the wake of his dislodged sacrum last week, he didn't play them well. Woods split eight (of 14) fairways and hit only 10 greens in regulation. He missed on two tries from eight feet and in and circled only one birdie, that courtesy of a hole-out from 34 yards at the par-4 16th. His longest conversion was a par save from 18 feet at the par-4 sixth, and he also rolled in a putt from 10'10" for a bogey-5 at No. 2. He's nine strokes back of the clubhouse co-leaders and outside the cut line as the afternoon wave begins.
Aug 7 - 2:08 PM

Tiger Woods arrived at Valhalla Golf Club today set to compete in this week's PGA Championship.

Despite canceling his presser earlier in the week and taking a rain check from Tuesday night's champions dinner, Woods appeared to hit the ground running today, at least figuratively. After a practice round that involved playing the first nine holes and walking (and chipping and putting on) the back, he revealed that his sacrum had shifted upon impact in the bunker at the second hole at Firestone on Sunday. This is not related to his previous injury for which he had surgery on March 31. "Once the bone is put back in, it’s all good," he said. "The inflammation has been down; I’ve had range of motion. As you saw out there, I got my speed, my power, and I just need to obviously keep moving." Even with this relative good news, he was 16 strokes off Sergio Garcia's 54-hole lead at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and would have need to close with a 66 just to finish even on the tournament, and he'd have still placed outside the top 35.
Aug 6 - 8:26 PM

Tiger Woods provided insight as to why he decided to withdraw during today's final round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

Woods walked off after his tee ball at the par-4 ninth hole. It was evident almost immediately after impact that he was in rough shape. He confirmed that it was his back that was the source of the pain. "It happened on the second hole when I hit my second shot, I fell back into the bunker," Woods said. "I just jarred it, and it’s been spasming ever since. It’s just the whole lower back. I don’t know what happened." Given today's setback and that he's only four months removed from having surgery to relieve a pinched nerve in his back and his age (38 years, 7 months, 4 days), it seems improbable that he'll play again in the foreseeable future.
Aug 3 - 2:38 PM

Tiger Woods withdrew from the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational after hitting his tee shot on the par-4 ninth hole, citing a back injury.

Woods began his day at Firestone CC with a birdie on the opening hole, and it is reported that the injury occurred on his second shot out of the rough on the par-5 second hole. He gave back a bogey on the par-4 third hole, and then he began finding trouble often. On the par-3 fifth, he hit his tee shot fat and had 65 yards remaining on the 200-yard hole for his second shot. While he saved par on that hole, he quickly bogeyed the par-4 sixth hole after losing his drive right and failing to recover. He pulled his tee shot to the par-3 seventh into the greenside bunker, and then skulled his bunker shot for an eventual double bogey. After a par on the par-4 eight, Woods grimaced after his tee shot on the par-4 ninth and promptly withdrew. He was 3-over-par for the eight holes he had completed and 4-over for the tournament. This injury places a dark cloud over his prospects for the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup.
Aug 3 - 1:45 PM

The final round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational has been suspended due to wet conditions. UPDATE: The tournament is set to resume at noon ET.

The pairing of Tiger Woods and Bubba Watson was stranded on the first tee when the horn blew. Players were originally held in place, but enough work needed to be done to the course to warrant them to be shuttled back to the clubhouse. Preferred lies were already in place. The range is open, and the hope is for the delay to be a brief one.
Aug 3 - 11:25 AM

Tiger Woods could only muster a 2-over-par 36-36=72 in the third round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

Woods falls to 1-over 211 for the week and sat outside of the top 35 at the time of his posting. He made just one birdie on his third lap around Firestone CC, falling from 4'11" on the par-3 fifth, but more than gave it back with a double bogey on the next hole. He also added a bogey at the par-4 13th, while settling for 15 pars. His performance this week offers some similarity to Hoylake two weeks back, where he started his week in the hunt with a sub-par opening round before fading into oblivion. Until he proves otherwise, making cuts is about the best gamers can hope.
Aug 2 - 12:18 PM

Tiger Woods opened his title defense of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational with a 2-under-par 35-33=68, finishing four strokes in arrears of the overnight lead.

This is pretty much lockstep with expectations when healthy, so continue to hold your breath that it's a harbinger. He split eight (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation at Firestone today. The round started ominously with a three-putt from just 10 feet at the par-4 first. He bounced back with a birdie-4 at No. 2 and would find another three birdies going out, the longest from 10'2" at the par-4 sixth. However, a bogey-5 at 4 and double-bogey 6 at 9 leveled him for the front half. Woods played the homeward nine in bogey-free 2-under with two birdies. That coupling included a conversion from 21'7" at the par-5 16th.
Jul 31 - 6:21 PM

Tiger Woods picked up his eighth title at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational last season and is back to defend this year.

Typically a player returning to defend his title isn't newsworthy, but the amount of time Woods has missed due to injury recently has cost him his share of opportunities. This is just his third start since his most recent time on the sidelines, improving from a missed cut at Congressional to a 69th at The Open Championship. If there ever was a course for him to snap into form in time to make a FedExCup Playoff push, Firestone is it. He is 215th in the current FEC standings.
Jul 29 - 10:12 PM

Tiger Woods swallowed a 3-over-par 36+39=75 in the final round of The Open Championship to finish his week at 6-over 294.

Woods looked like he may be poised to mount a charge after opening with a 69 at Royal Liverpool on Thursday, but he faded from there. A second-round 77 saw him make the cut on the number, and his final-round 75 was preceded by a 73 on Saturday. Just seeing the weekend was an improvement from Congressional three weeks prior. Woods will now turn his attention to the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in two weeks, where he his a seven-time winner at Firestone CC.
Jul 20 - 8:17 AM