Tiger Woods - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Tiger Woods PGA Tour extends FedEx Cup sponsorship for 10 years PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The PGA Tour announced a 10-year extension for the title sponsorship of the FedEx Cup, giving the lucrative series continuity for another decade and allowing some flexibility as the tour explores reshaping its season. Terms of the new deal were not disclosed Tuesday, though PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said he expects t... Tue, 09 May 2017 12:40:00 GMT 2017-05-09T12:40:00Z Dustin Johnson returns to a course that feels like Augusta WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Dustin Johnson was walking the expansive, manicured fairways where the sun filtered through the towering pines. On his first day back to work, it was a reminder of what he missed. This wasn't Augusta National. It was Eagle Point, the beautiful replacement course for the Wells Fargo Championship. And that wasn't the only reminder. "... Thu, 04 May 2017 06:08:00 GMT 2017-05-04T06:08:00Z Woods has 4th back surgery; likely to miss majors this year One day after saying his back was progressing, Tiger Woods had a fourth back surgery to alleviate pain and will go through another year without playing a major. The surgery was Wednesday at the Texas Back Institute. Woods was in Missouri on Tuesday to announce plans to design a public golf course at Big Cedar Lodge, and he even tried hi... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:31:00 GMT 2017-04-20T21:31:00Z Lexi Thompson's penalty puts spotlight back on golf's rules RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Lexi Thompson heard fans chanting her name as she approached the 18th green, and it moved her to the brink of tears for the second time in an hour. Although she had lost her big lead at the ANA Inspiration on a four-shot penalty for a day-old rules violation , Thompson had gained the unabashed support of a crowd desperately willing her to overcom... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 06:57:00 GMT 2017-04-03T06:57:00Z Tiger Woods decides to sit out another Masters Tiger Woods won't play in the Masters for the third time in the last four years, announcing Friday night on his website that rehabilitation on his back didn't allow him enough time to prepare. "I did about everything I could to play, but my back rehabilitation didn't allow me the time to get tournament ready," Woods said on his website. ... Sat, 01 Apr 2017 00:46:00 GMT 2017-04-01T00:46:00Z Spieth returns to a green jacket and a bad memory AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The drive home from Augusta National was quiet, a rarity when Jordan Spieth is in the car. He was wearing a blue shirt, not a green jacket. It wasn't supposed to be this way. Only three hours earlier on Sunday at the Masters, he was coming off four straight birdies and stood on the 10th tee with a five-shot lead. No one who had won a major was remotely cl... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 06:16:00 GMT 2017-03-31T06:16:00Z Spieth looking forward to get through this Masters AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two weeks before the Masters begins, Jordan Spieth is looking forward to it being over. Spieth was on the verge of becoming only the fourth player to win back-to-back at Augusta National when he took a five-shot lead to the back nine. He dropped six shots over the next three holes, including two balls in Rae's Creek on the 12th hole for a quadruple bogey... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 01:10:00 GMT 2017-03-21T01:10:00Z Not just another round for Palmer's grandson ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — For all the highlights from Bay Hill, watching Arnold Palmer play the 18th hole for the final time is hard to beat. His score in 2004 is irrelevant. Palmer was 74. For his final act, he hit driver off the deck with all the thunderous might he had left, a low slider that bounded onto the green and down the ridge toward the flag. Palmer was all smiles, and... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:21:00 GMT 2017-03-17T06:21:00Z Miami's loss is Mexico gain as World Golf Championship moves MEXICO CITY (AP) — Miami's loss is Mexico's gain. For the first time since 1962 — before Jack Nicklaus had won any of his 18 majors — the PGA Tour will not have a tournament at Doral this year. Doral had hosted a World Golf Championship event the last nine years until Cadillac did not renew as title sponsor and the tour couldn't find another that wanted to be at what is now ... Thu, 02 Mar 2017 07:37:00 GMT 2017-03-02T07:37:00Z PGA Championship to allow shorts in practice rounds MEXICO CITY (AP) — The PGA Championship in the middle of summer tends to be hot, especially in the South. A small measure of relief is on the way. The PGA of America board decided on Tuesday to allow players to wear shorts during the practice round at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina, the second full week in August. PGA President Paul Levy announced it to the staff ... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:14:00 GMT 2017-02-28T23:14:00Z Fowler joins friends in winning and extends youth movement PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Golf's youngest and biggest stars keep winning. Rickie Fowler has mostly been watching. He wasn't in Hawaii when Justin Thomas swept the Aloha State by a combined 10 shots, including a PGA Tour record for 72 holes and a 59 at the Sony Open. He took off the final two weeks of the West Coast swing when Jordan Spieth blew away all his challengers... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 07:03:00 GMT 2017-02-27T07:03:00Z The stars are out at Riviera LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gone are the days when some of golf's best players felt the PGA Tour season didn't really begin until it reached Florida. There is no shortage of star power in LA. And it wasn't that much different across the West Coast Swing, which started in Kapalua and ends this week at Riviera at the Genesis Open with a field that features eight of the top 10 in the wo... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:29:00 GMT 2017-02-15T23:29:00Z Jordan Spieth breezes to big win at Pebble Beach PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Spieth soaked up every step of scenery on the 18th hole at Pebble Beach, one of the prettiest places in golf and even more spectacular on a Sunday when the only work left is to hoist the crystal trophy. All that was missing from the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am were the highlights. That's just how Spieth wanted it. Staked to... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 01:35:00 GMT 2017-02-13T01:35:00Z Birdies, pars and diplomacy: Trump and Abe to play golf TOKYO (AP) — If they stick to schedule, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump will spend more time on the fairways than at the White House. After facing off on some divisive issues in Washington on Friday, they jet to Florida, where they will turn to something they have in common on Saturday: a love of golf. ... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:17:00 GMT 2017-02-10T13:17:00Z Spieth not afraid to call out professional autograph seekers PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Spieth was soaked by rain, beaten by wind and ready to begin the half-mile trek back to the Monterey Peninsula clubhouse after the horn sounded to suspend play in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. That's when a woman behind the ropes near the 17th tee asked for a picture. Another asked for an autograph. And then a request fo... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 07:34:00 GMT 2017-02-10T07:34:00Z Hideki Matsuyama wins Phoenix Open playoff _ again SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama was the last man standing at golf's biggest party — again. Matsuyama won the Waste Management Phoenix Open on the fourth hole of a playoff for the second straight year, outlasting Webb Simpson on Sunday at TPC Scottsdale. Matsuyama won with a 10-foot birdie putt on the short par-4 17th, the same... Mon, 06 Feb 2017 02:29:00 GMT 2017-02-06T02:29:00Z Brandt Snedeker, Patrick Rodgers tied for lead at Torrey SAN DIEGO (AP) — Already a two-time winner at Torrey Pines, having a share of the lead is exactly where Brandt Snedeker wanted to be Saturday. It's just not all that familiar to him. Snedeker won last year in the Farmers Insurance Open by rallying from six shots behind in the final round that was stretched over two days because of high wind. His other victory at Torrey was i... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 00:52:00 GMT 2017-01-29T00:52:00Z Rose takes the lead as Tiger leaves early SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Rose already achieved what he wanted Friday in the Farmers Insurance Open. One last birdie for the lead made the day a little bit better Spooked by the bumpy greens late in the day at Torrey Pines that cost him two bogeys, Rose rolled in a 10-foot birdie putt on the par-5 closing hole on the South Course for a 1-under 71 that gave him a one-shot lead ... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 01:22:00 GMT 2017-01-28T01:22:00Z A short return and a missed cut for Tiger Woods SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods returned to the PGA Tour after 17 months and lasted only two days. Woods never got anything going after starting with a birdie Friday in the Farmers Insurance Open and didn't come close to making the cut. He missed a 12-foot birdie putt on his final hole on the North Course for an even-par 72 and missed the cut at Torrey Pines for the first time ... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 23:57:00 GMT 2017-01-27T23:57:00Z Tiger Woods tries to stick around at Torrey Pines SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods is trying to avoid something he has never done in all his years playing at Torrey Pines. He has never left the tournament on a Friday. Woods bailed out on Thursday the last time he played the Farmers Insurance Open in 2015 when he stopped after 11 holes because of tightness in his back. The year before that, he was forced out on a Saturday when h... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:21:00 GMT 2017-01-27T07:21:00Z Tiger Woods returns with more curiosity than expectations SAN DIEGO (AP) — With the Pacific Ocean behind him, Tiger Woods drew back his driver and sent it soaring across the blue sky Wednesday at Torrey Pines. Watching from 50 yards away was Jay Monahan, the new commissioner of the PGA Tour. "That's a nice sight, isn't it? Monahan said. He wasn't referring to the sun shining down on the rugged... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 23:28:00 GMT 2017-01-25T23:28:00Z Tiger Woods returns to Riviera, where PGA Tour career began LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods is roaring into the new year, preparing to play four times in five weeks in his return to the PGA Tour after a 15-month absence. One of his stops includes a return to his hometown tournament in Los Angeles, where he made his first start on the pro tour as a skinny 16-year-old. Woods has stayed away from Riviera, which hosts ... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:48:00 GMT 2017-01-23T23:48:00Z Thomas breaks scoring records in winning Sony Open HONOLULU (AP) — One of the gifts Justin Thomas received from winning the Sony Open was a 106-pound book that was said to be the largest in the world. Contrary to the whispers going around the room at Waialae Country Club, it was not filled with the scoring records he set this week. This was "Equation of Time," a collection of landscape photography by Aust... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:07:00 GMT 2017-01-16T07:07:00Z When losing hurts more than winning feels good HONOLULU (AP) — Brandt Snedeker won in his next start after losing the Sony Open in a playoff last year. Emotions remain stronger over the loss. Such is the nature of golf. Of the top five players in the world, Jordan Spieth has the highest winning percentage worldwide at 9.3 percent, mainly because he's so young. That doesn't ease the sting of losing. ... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:07:00 GMT 2017-01-12T07:07:00Z Ryder Cup the latest moment to define Ryan Moore KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Ryan Moore was reminded of how much the Ryder Cup helped shape his career after he stuffed two wedges for tap-in birdies, shot a 67 and shared the lead with Justin Thomas going into the weekend at the SBS Tournament of Champions. Only it really had nothing to do with his score or anything he did Friday at Kapalua. One question into ... Sat, 07 Jan 2017 10:58:00 GMT 2017-01-07T10:58:00Z A clean slate and a fresh start for Jordan Spieth KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Three victories around the world. A chance to win another major. A Ryder Cup victory. Jordan Spieth had every reason to celebrate his year. Part of him, however, couldn't wait for it to end. "I was happy when the ball touched down and 2017 started," Spieth said Wednesday. He wasn't the least bit bothered by what h... Wed, 04 Jan 2017 23:59:00 GMT 2017-01-04T23:59:00Z Tiger Woods to start new year at Torrey Pines SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods is starting the new year at a familiar place — Torrey Pines, where he has won eight times as a pro. The Farmers Insurance Open announced Wednesday that Woods has committed to playing Jan. 26-29. It will be his first official PGA Tour event since he tied for 10th in the Wyndham Championship in August 2015. Wo... Wed, 04 Jan 2017 23:08:00 GMT 2017-01-04T23:08:00Z Hideki Matsuyama ends his year on a big roll NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — It started with a victory at home in the Japan Open. It ended with another trophy in the Bahamas against a short but strong field. Five tournaments. Four victories. The way Hideki Matsuyama is playing, he might wish the Masters started next week. Or maybe not. "I'm kind of glad it's not," he sai... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:28:00 GMT 2016-12-05T07:28:00Z Tiger's returns from a layoff not what they used to be NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tiger Woods used to have no trouble returning to golf after a long layoff. That was when he was much younger, before the injuries and surgeries began piling up, before the annual arrival of more young players who made golf stronger than ever. Woods first had to miss tournaments because of injury going into the 200... Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:01:00 GMT 2016-12-01T08:01:00Z Jeter says golf most frustrating sport he's played NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Derek Jeter needed something to fill his competitive void when he retired from baseball. The New York Yankees shortstop chose golf, and just like everyone else, it's been a challenge to master. "It's frustrating," Jeter said Wednesday after playing the pro-am with Rickie Fowler at the Hero World Challenge. "It's probably the most fr... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 23:35:00 GMT 2016-11-30T23:35:00Z