Found October 09, 2012 on
Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods have lost their opening matches at
the eight-player World Golf Finals.

Tiger should bury hatchet with Watson

So, Tiger Woods wants to be a Ryder Cup captain? "One day that would be fantastic and a huge honor," Woods said during this week's rich, if meaningless, Turkish match-play tournament. Despite the protestations of his noisy army of haters -- whose pitchforks are already raised in indignation at the thought -- Woods would make a good captain. He knows the game, is...

McIlroy confirms he'll defend Hong Kong Open title

Top-ranked Rory McIlroy will defend his Hong Kong Open title next month. McIlroy, who had not been certain of playing in the Nov. 15-18 event, said Wednesday he would return. He says ''there had been a little doubt over Hong Kong but now that it's all sorted out with the sponsor and so on, I am going to defend my title.'' McIlroy, who wants to finish No. 1...

McIlroy determined to finish Europe's No. 1

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy has set his sights on ending his best-ever season on a high by finishing the year as European No. 1. Despite four weeks of competition in the United States ahead of the Ryder Cup, McIlroy continues to lead the Race to Dubai despite now being under serious threat from South Africa's Branden Grace. McIlroy returns to Europe at this week's Turkish...

Tiger Woods to join European Tour?

Tiger Woods will consider the possibility of joining the European Tour after changes are made to membership qualification. The European Tour is expected to announce soon that participation in the Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup and Seve Trophy will count toward the 13 events needed for tour membership. Woods says he last looked into joining the European Tour in 2000 when the requirement...

McIlroy, Woods lose opening matches in Turkey

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods have lost their opening matches at the eight-player World Golf Finals. McIlroy lost to Matt Kuchar by six shots Tuesday and Woods fell to Charl Schwartzel by one shot in the $5.2 million event at the Sultan course in Antalya. In the other group of the medal match-play format, Lee Westwood beat Webb Simpson by one shot and Justin Rose defeated Hunter...

Tiger glad to be in the 'conversation' about No. 1

Tiger Woods isn't quite ready to move aside for Rory McIlroy just yet. It may be four years and counting since winning his 14th and most recent major, but Woods said Tuesday that he's already taken on two generations in his 16-year pro career and is just happy to still be part of the ''conversation'' when up against younger rivals. ''When I first...

Report: Tiger said sorry for Ryder Cup

The new Tiger Woods isn't so dominant, as we already know. Now we're learning something else about the new Tiger: He says sorry. Woods spoke to the US Ryder Cup team's rookies after last month's loss and said he was sorry for not doing his part in earning the necessary points, according to Tim Rosaforte, a contributor on the Golf Channel. Woods didn't win a...

Rain forces postponement of World Golf Finals

The eagerly anticipated showdown between Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods at the World Golf Finals on Wednesday was pushed back a day because of thunderstorms at the Sultan course. Torrential rain began lashing Antalya Golf Club shortly after the morning matches in the eight-player event were completed, forcing organizers to postpone the four afternoon matches to Thursday with the semifinals...

Woods wants to be captain someday

Tiger Woods hopes to captain the U.S. Ryder Cup team someday. He still plans to play in a few more before that happens. The 14-time major winner is coming off a disappointing performance at Medinah. He secured only half a point in his seventh Ryder Cup appearance as Europe retained the title Sept. 30. "One day that would be fantastic and a huge honor to be a captain of a Ryder...

Rose beats Tiger in World Golf FInal

Justin Rose beat Tiger Woods by a stroke Thursday to set up a title match with Lee Westwood in the World Golf Final. The two Englishmen, who played on the victorious European Ryder Cup team, will meet Saturday, with the winner getting $1.5 million and the runner-up $1 million in the eight-player exhibition. Rose, who holed a sand wedge shot for an eagle at the 14th, finished with...

Tiger apologized to Ryder Cup Rookies for his play

According to a new report that has surfaced on ESPN, Tiger Woods sat down with all of the Ryder Cup Rookies (Jason Dufner, Webb Simpson, Keegan Bradley and Brandt Snedeker) and apologized to them for his play.Woods went 0-3-1 during the weekend, even though the match he halved did not matter and he conceded the final hole just to get it over with.  It wasn’t as though Woods played...
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