Woods rusty, but appears healthy in Quicken pro-am

By Rex HoggardJune 25, 2014, 4:57 pm

BETHESDA, Md. – There were no answers on Wednesday, but then there rarely are during pro-am rounds on the PGA Tour.

Tiger Woods returned from an injury-induced 15-week break on Wednesday with predictably mixed results. He hit his first tee shot, at the par-3 10th hole, into a water hazard; fanned his second drive (at No. 11) nearly into a creek; and hit just one fairway and three greens in regulation on his opening loop.

Following a drive that soared out of bounds at the 18th hole, Woods said he discovered something with his swing and was much more steady to close his round.


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“My grip got a little bit weak,” said Woods, who practiced but did not play on Tuesday. “That’s one of the reasons I was losing the ball to the right, so I just got to strengthen it up.”

The better news was that following back surgery on March 31 for a pinched nerve he felt no pain on Wednesday and didn’t seem to be playing tentatively.

At the par-4 15th hole, for example, Woods’ drive found the rough right of the fairway and from a downhill lie in the rough he carved a 5-wood onto the back of the green.

“I tried it out last week and didn’t have any problem hitting shots off uneven lies,” said Woods, who tees off at 8:12 a.m. ET for Thursday’s opening round at No. 10. “That was a shot (at No. 15) I actually had already tested.”

Woods hit five fairways and eight greens in regulation on his closing nine and made two birdies during his round, including an 8-footer at the ninth to close his round.

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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 GolfChannel.com 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.