Various sports have had certain stars whose performances, records and achievements eventually became the standard.
Basketball had the spectacular Michael Jordan, baseball had the brilliant Ken Griffey Jr.,and soccer had Brazilian legend Pele.
For a long time, Tiger Woods has been the shining light of the golfing world. He recently announced that he underwent another surgery – his fourth in three years as he battles back spasms. The immediate effect is that even his most ardent fans would not see him in action for the rest of the year despite the surge of hope last year. Woods has not featured in four official PGA Tour rounds since August 2015. He had his last win on the Tour in 2013 but he is now a shadow of his former self.
Now when setbacks, injuries, and issues come up, some dismiss the golfer as a goner while the rest remain sympathetic and hopeful of a comeback. His record since 2009 seems to be eroding the legacies he set earlier. His greatness is rubbished increasingly and there is no excitement around his name. He is now the poster boy (or man) for staying past your prime as an athlete. (more…)
Steve Stricker has a bad news for those who are eager to see Tiger Woods in the upcoming PGA Tour competition.
Steve Stricker, the caption of the Presidents Cup, he is also one of the closest friends of Woods on Tour, confirmed that Woods is still not ok with his back problem. According to the text shared between these two professionals, the Golf Channel has confirmed that Woods is still dealing with back problems and he has been through with multiple surgeries.
Stricker said “Woods is working hard to get recover from the problem as soon as possible, but I don’t feel like he is physically doing that well. It is very obvious that he will first work on his fitness before making a comeback to compete in the tournament. Thus, it will take some more time, for Woods to start playing the tournaments.”
After the withdrawal from the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, Woods has not played any game. In the Omega Dubai Desert Classic he shoots an opening-round 77 and after that canceled his plan to start at the Honda Classic in Florida and Genesis Open in California giving the back spasms a reason. (more…)
Saturday afternoon last weekend, had seen Woods ring up seven birdies with three accompanying bogeys and one double to close at 2-under par 70.
And if not for some scratchy lay over the closing holes, his final score would have been better, thus putting him into strong contention to win.
However, Woods has been able to exceed most reasonable expectations, given his return from his time off after back surgeries had kept him out of the game for a 15 month period. This saw him miss out on cuts at the British Open, U.S. Open and the PGA.
During an appearance afterwards at the NBC Booth, Woods had said,
“Probably the biggest surprise for me as a player who has taken time off in the past has been finding the flow early in my rounds. For three straight days I’ve gotten off to great starts,”
“Overall, I’m so happy to be back out here and competing against these guys. It’s been a tough road to get to this point. I’ve missed it.” (more…)
Tiger Woods might have been out of the active golfing rounds for a while now, but he has found other ways to stay with the game.
For instance, he was vice captain of the US team when they competed in the last Ryder Cup tournament. This stint was a successful one with players like Fowler backing him up, stating that the motivation and support he provided helped a lot and made a difference to the players.
The same stint is now being carried forward. He has been named vice captain for Davis Love’s team. This is for the event being played out at Hazeltine in the state of Minnesota. Indeed, it might be great for the team, but he still wishes to be back as a player. This was evident when he lined up with the star players on the course for the official photograph to be taken. This is the standard ritual and was being conducted before the biggest tournament in golf was about to begin its 41st edition. When he stood along with Ryan Moore in the back row and was told to step away as he was not playing, he gave a little laugh to hide his humiliation. (more…)
The PGA Championship 2016 that was hosted last weekend was conspicuous with Tiger Wood’s absence.
This is probably the first time in his career that he has been missing out on the major tournaments in golf. This major tournament continued without Tiger’s participation this year, which was a first since 1994. However, this came as no surprise to the golf world. The Baltusrol Golf Club stated that they had gotten in touch with the agent of Tiger Woods. He had confirmed that he would not be participating in this year’s championship event. Tiger Woods is considered to be the four time PGA champion. The latest championship event that was held was the 98th one.
This season, Woods has been missing out most of the major events and this marks the first of the PGA Championship. He has won a total of 14 major tournaments spanning his career. This year he would be missing four major events which are considered prestigious titles in the golf world. He has been suffering injuries which have forced him and prevented him from participating in two straight major events. (more…)
The highly anticipated John Daly-Adam Scott golf comedy program produced by, Jon Daly and Adam Scott and ahem is just a week away.
Adult Swim unveiled the 1st look at the television special. It seems that actor Scott is not even trying the golfer Scott’s Aussie accent
, even though props to comedian Daly for captivating Long John’s cadence and look.
Of course, this TV series is happening in the year 1966, fourteen years before golfer Scott was even born. Therefore, probably they should not be too pertained with genuineness. Adult Swim Golf Classic will air on 8th April, at 11:30 pm.
Jordan Spieth is the No 1 ranked golf player in the world, and as a young man who grew up during Tiger’s prevailing days on Tour, several would believe that his childhood idol would be US golfer Tiger Woods, but that is not the case apparently. Spieth, before WGC-Dell Match Play at his college stomping grounds), the Austin Country Club in Austin, Texas, was asked if he knew that Scott played college golf. He said that he went to UNLV. He was his favorite player growing up.