Report: Woods scouts potential Tenn. course site

By Will GrayMarch 13, 2016, 9:23 pm

Tiger Woods' return to competitive golf may still be unknown, but that doesn't mean the 14-time major champ is remaining idle.

Fresh off a visit last week to his newest course design site outside Houston, Woods reportedly spent March 4 in Thompson's Station, Tenn., scouting a potential course site that would be part of a 1,229-acre project being managed by Beacon Land Development.

"Tiger fell in love with the property," Mike Abbott, Beacon's president, told the Tennessean.

Woods reportedly spent the day gauging further interest in designing an 18-hole course that would become the centerpiece of a $150 million golf community near Nashville. According to Abbott, the former world No. 1 and burgeoning course designer liked what he saw at the property.

"We had Tiger's initial interest, and now we have greater interest from his group," Abbott said. "Tiger is a really hands-on guy. Things are moving in the right direction."

Woods reportedly made the trip to Tennessee alongside Bryon Bell, his longtime friend, one-time caddie and currently the president of Tiger Woods Design.

"It's clear Thompson's Station is a vibrant community that loves golf, and Tiger has a real vision for what he thinks he could add," Bell said.

Woods' first worldwide design opened in late 2014 in Mexico, and his first U.S.-based course, Bluejack National, opened late last year in Montgomery, Texas. Woods was at Bluejack last week for the opening of a 10-hole short course named The Playgrounds.

Woods last played competitively in August, and he has been out of action since undergoing multiple back procedures in the fall. In a March 11 update to his website, Woods said, "Health-wise, I continue to improve," but added that there is still no timetable for his return to competition.

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Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.

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Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose completed the final two holes of his second round early Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose, who had a first-round 62, was among a quarter of the field forced off the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course after weather delays on Friday.

The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters. He has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season.