Tiger gets a “W”

Tiger Woods finally brought the buzz back to the very thing that made him famous – winning….Two weeks after another injury scare, and two days before his former coach’s book goes on sale, Woods looked dominant as ever in that red shirt on Sunday to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

It was his first PGA Tour victory since a sex scandal at the end of 2009 led to one of the greatest downfalls in sports. And with the Masters only two weeks away, Woods looks more capable of ever than resuming his pursuit of Jack Nicklaus in the majors.

Woods closed with a 2-under 70 for a five-shot win over Graeme McDowell.

The question two weeks ago was when he could play again. Now, it’s whether he can get back to player who once ruled golf.

Even though he won the unofficial Chevron World Challenge last December, this was meaningful for Woods – a full tour event against a strong field, and a performance so clean that he was never seriously challenged on the back nine.

The final hole was a mere formality, and Woods tapped his putter on the ground waiting for his turn, knowing that 30 months without a win on the PGA Tour was about to win. He walked off the green with his arm extended, waving his cap to a raucous gallery.

”It does feel good. It feels really good,” Woods said before signing his card. ”It’s been a lot of hard work.”

Woods finished at 13-under 275 for his 72nd PGA Tour win, one short of Nicklaus for second place on the career list. But that’s not the record Woods wants. He has 14 majors, four shot of the Nicklaus standard, and he tries to end a four-year drought at the Masters, which starts April 5.

”I am excited, no doubt,” Woods said. ”I’m looking forward to the momentum I’ve built here.”

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Tiger fires his Caddie

 

WINDERMERE, Fla.

Tiger Woods former caddie Steve Williams said Thursday that he lost respect for his partner of 12 years when details of the golf superstar’s repeat adultery emerged….The New Zealander, 47, made no public judgement as he stood by the 14-time major champion when he apologized for his widespread infidelities 18 months ago.

But a day after Woods made the surprise announcement that he had parted ways with Williams, the bagman admitted that he, too, saw golf’s phenomenon in a dimmer light.

“Well, I think when you’re great friends with somebody and a situation like this occurs, you obviously lose some kind of respect,” Williams told CNN affiliate Mediaworks.

Williams was unhappy to have been dropped by Woods and felt the decision was scant reward for his loyal service.

“I’ve stuck by him through and through,” Williams told 3 News. “Now he decides things aren’t going well for him, and I’m down the road, so the timing’s very disappointing.”

He suggested that Woods would need to work hard to rebuild their friendship.

“First of all, the person has to gain your respect, and that’s something that I feel Tiger has to work hard on,” he added, while confirming he will choose his words carefully when he comes to tell his side of golf’s most famous modern partnership.

“You know, when I write my book, it’ll be the time I decide what I write,” Williams said. “It’ll just be one of those interesting chapters in the book.”

Woods named no replacement during his announcement Wednesday confirming his split from Williams.

Woods out of the Top 10

The news keeps getting worse for Tiger Woods. Injured and coming off of one of the worst performances of his pro career, Woods officially fell out of the top 10 in the World Golf Ranking for the first time since the week before the 1997 Masters….In the latest rankings released late Sunday, Woods sank from No. 8 to No. 12. In his last tournament, The Players Championship earlier this month, he withdrew due to injury after a front-nine 42 in the opening round.

Steve Stricker dropped a spot to replace Woods at 8. The top six spots in the rankings were unchanged from the previous week. Luke Donald, who lost to Ian Poulter in Sunday’s final of the World Match Play Championship in Spain, remains in second place, though he closed to within a razor-thin five-hundredths of a point of No. 1 Lee Westwood.

Two major movers were Masters champ Charl Schwartzel, who improved from No. 12 to No. 7, and Poulter, who rose to 14th from 22nd after keeping Donald out of the top spot.

 

Tiger pulls out!!

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.

Tiger Woods withdrew after nine holes at The Players Championship on Thursday because of leg injuries that sent him limping off the course toward a future that is murkier than ever.

Woods shot a 42 on the front nine, walking some 20 yards behind his playing partners and with a limp that became more noticeable with each hole he played.

After taking a bogey on the par-5 ninth, he handed his card to PGA champion Martin Kaymer, then walked back to inform Matt Kuchar that he was leaving early for the second straight year.

”I’m having a hard time walking,” Woods said.

It was his first competition since the Masters, where Woods said he hurt his left knee and Achilles while hitting from pine straw in the third round. He skipped the tournament last week to give his leg time to heal, and said Tuesday that it was better….”The knee acted up and then the Achilles followed after that, and then the calf started cramping up,” Woods said. ”Everything started getting tight, so it’s just a whole chain reaction.”

Woods looked fine when he played nine holes of practice on Tuesday and Wednesday, and said after the second day of practice that he had only ”minimal” swelling.

This is the second straight year Woods has withdrawn in the middle of the round at The Players Championship. He stopped on the seventh hole of the final round last year with what turned out to be a neck injury.

Woods already has had four operations on his left knee

Charl Schwartzel wins…but Tiger is the Big Story

Charl Schwartzel gave this Masters a finish it deserved.

On an amazing Sunday at Augusta National, where the roars came from everywhere and for everyone and didn’t stop until it was over, Schwartzel emerged from the madness by becoming the first Masters champion to close with four straight birdies.

His final putt from 20 feet curled into the side of the cup for a 6-under 66, the best closing round at the Masters in 22 years. It gave the 26-year-old South African a two-shot victory over Australians Adam Scott and Jason Day.

”Just an exciting day,” Schwartzel said. ”So many roars, and that atmosphere out there was just incredible. A phenomenal day.”

 

 

Tiger Woods provided some last-round heroics Sunday at the 75th Masters, shooting a 5-under 67 to finish 10 under for the tournament.

The four-time winner of the coveted green jacket was just one shot off the lead when he finished at 18.

“One back,” Woods said after coming in off the final green. “We’ll see what happens.”

Charl Schwartzel won when he finished at 14 under after birdieing the 18th hole.

Woods battled his way back from a seven-shot deficit heading into the final round to highlight an action-packed day at Augusta

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Joseph Bramlett makes history….

On the final hole of the final round of the final stage of the PGA Tour’s qualifying school Monday, Joseph Bramlett delivered a putt that had him roaring, pumping his fist and high-fiving his caddie in celebration.

Sort of how Tiger Woods does it….The former Stanford standouts now have even more in common.

Bramlett earned a PGA Tour card, joining Woods as the only players on tour of black descent.

”It’s an honor. It truly is an honor,” the 22-year-old Bramlett said, soaking in the moment. ”Like I’ve said before, it’s been a long time. I’m just thrilled to see it start to change.”

Bramlett shot a 4-under 68 on the Crooked Cat Course at Orange County National, rallying from 33rd at the start of the day to make the cutoff for a tour card by two strokes. He finished 11 under at the grueling, six-round final stage of qualifying school to tie for 16th.

The top 25 scores and ties earned PGA Tour cards for 2011. The next 50 received cards on the Nationwide Tour.

”We’re popping the champagne, baby,” Bramlett’s father, Marlo, said by phone from San Jose, Calif. ”Unfortunately, he doesn’t drink. So we’ll give him a bunch of water bottles when he gets back.”

Woods wrote on Twitter: ”Congrats to Joe Bramlett for making it through Q School” and ”Amazing feat considering he sat out a whole year with wrist injury. Can’t wait to play with him next season.”

Golf…. is a 4 Letter word!!

 

Elin Nordegren, ex-wife of golf superstar Tiger Woods, received a payout of $110 million in their divorce settlement, …Nordegren and Woods finalized their divorce on Aug. 23, but the amount of the settlement was not disclosed until now… Earlier reports  in August suggested said Nordegren would get close to $100 million in the settlement.

Tiger Woods is reportedly worth as much as $500 million, but Nordegren “didn’t try to take him for every dime that she could.”

The couple separated after a confrontation last November over Woods’ affair with New York hostess Rachel Uchitel (and reportedly other women)….Woods entered a rehab program for sex addiction, where he reportedly admitted to affairs with several more women…..Woods reportedly paid Uchitel between $8 million and $10 million in April to prevent her from speaking to the press about their affair.

Nordegren and Woods share custody of their two children, 3-year-old daughter Sam and 20-month-old Charlie.

 

$110 Milly...$110 Milly...C'Mon Man!!

****Conversation between 2 brothers at work****

Brother #1- “Hey did you hear how much money Tiger Woods lost?”

Brother #2: No how much did he he lose?

Brother#1 : That “golfer” lost $110 million

Brother #2: No “Golfing” way…..$110 million….that “golfer” had to cough up $110 milly for his ex-“golfing” wife..??

no “golfing” way!!

Brother #1- That’s crazy, so that’s probaly why he hasn’t won a tournament all year, his mind is all “golfed up”

Brother #2: “GOLF MAN”

 

 

Tee with Tiger

Tiger Woods starts his (so-called) comeback today at the Masters….his tee time is set for 10:45am pst…..I wish Tiger good luck…how do you think he will do??

Tiger by the Tale

 

….okay by now most of you have seen the 5 minute no-holds barred interview Tiger gave on Sunday…if i had 5 minutes I would have thrown the following questions at him

 

…..are you on Viagra or something?

Tiger would probably say: That’s a private matter

….Were they all white?

Tiger would probably say: That’s a private matter

…..have you heard the Ludacris song & the verse about you and your wife?

Tiger would probably say: it’s all in the Police Report

…..Kobe Bryant spent millions on his wife’s ring after his troubles….how much are you planning to spend?

Tiger would probably say (with a smile): I love Elin and she means the world to me

…did you bump into Eric Benet( Halles Berry’s ex-husband) at any of  those therapy sessions…

Tiger would probably say: That’s a private matter

last question….between you and Greg Oden who is _____

Tiger would probably say (while pulling out his 9 iron): I will leave that up to America to decide, Greg still has a long way to go but he has potential

 

♦ WRITTEN & POSTED BY GTN-206-TECH 3-23-10♦