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Steve Stricker wouldn't mind Tiger Woods returning the favor.
Stricker spent nearly an hour working on Woods' putting at Doral, and the lesson paid immediate dividends. Woods had a superb week on the greens and has won his last two tournaments. Now if only Stricker can get Woods to show him how to win a green jacket.
The Masters is the only major in which Stricker has never been in serious contention. He was runner-up in the PGA Championship, playing in the final group at the British Open and was tied for the lead with nine holes left in a U.S. Open.
The guy known for his pure putting has never been able to figure out Augusta National. Stricker played 14 holes of practice with Woods when he arrived.
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On Masters Eve, I’ve noticed an eerie calm. Consider the past three Masters starting with Phil’s 2010 win highlighted by his incendiary Saturday and shot from the trees on Sunday. The 2011 Masters, where Tiger’s front 9 charge lit the fuse for what was one of the most incredible golf tournaments I’ve ever seen that would’ve been almost impossible to top if not for Louis...
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Speaking to the supposed rivalry between himself and Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy said that given Tiger's success, "I wouldn’t really be doing him much justice."
16 years ago this coming Saturday on April 13, 1997, Tiger Woods dominated the 61st Masters Tournament en route to winning in record-setting fashion by 12 strokes over Tom Kite at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. Woods, who attended Stanford University and turned professional and joined the PGA Tour in 1996 as a 21-year-old, became the first non-Caucasian to emerge victorious...
Tiger Woods, the No.1 golfer in the world, will be competing for his fifth green jacket beginning Thursday, April 11, while Rory MciLroy ,the No. 2 golfer in the world, will attempt to win his first green jacket.
Tiger will be hitting Nike’s VR Pro
He's got a swing he can finally trust, a putter that shows flashes of the old magic, and a string of wins to prove that it's all finally coming together.
The superstar girlfriend is an added bonus, though by now so much time has passed that the debate about Tiger Woods revolves around the state of his game, not his personal life.
Winning may not take care of everything...
As only he can, Jack Nicklaus cut to the heart of what is the most important major of Tiger Woods' career.
"He's played very, very well this spring," the Golden Bear said on Tuesday.
"If he wins here, I think that it would be a very large step towards regaining confidence.
"He has not won a major in (five) years ... if he figures it out here, it will...
Rory McIlroy on Tuesday nominated 1997 and 2005 as the most memorable Masters tournaments he has watched on television.
Wonder what those two have in common?
No prizes for knowing that they were both won by Tiger Woods.
The 23-year-old McIlroy is still as much of a fan as a rival of the man who took his world No. 1 ranking away last month.
He grew up in Northern Ireland as a...
Tiger Woods will play the first two rounds of the Masters with Luke Donald and Scott Piercy.
Woods has played with Donald before in majors, though never in the opening rounds at Augusta National. Piercy is making his Masters debut. They are in the morning wave Thursday, teeing off at 10:45 a.m ET.
Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson are at the back end of the draw for the opening round...
The Masters provides an opportunity for players and their apparel sponsors to make their fashion mark for the upcoming season, on golf’s biggest stage. Golfers continue to pay more attention to their fairway fashion choices, fusing their personal style into their on-course wardrobes. From Rickie Fowler’s crazy colored designs to Tiger Woods’ simple aesthetic, this year’s...
This past weekend, legendary swing coach Hank Haney was in the DC area promoting his junior golf academy, the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy. I was lucky enough to sit down and chat with the man that coached Tiger Woods for about six years. We chat about many things including The Master’s, Rory McIlroy, Tiger, and most importantly, Five Guys burgers and fries.