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After Friday's round, it finally felt safe to say that Tiger Woods was 'back,' and that was certainly the buzz around golf. Even other golfers were finally starting to take notice. "That," said 2012 Masters champion Bubba Watson, "was the old Tiger." After Woods won the Arnold Palmer Invitational and Memorial Tournament earlier this year -- joining Hunter Mahan as the only players on the PGA Tour to win multiple tournaments so far in 2012 -- the results certainly seemed to indicate that he was looking more Tiger-like of late. The speculation was that the radical swing changes Woods had...

Woods falls apart on the weekend

For two rounds, Tiger Woods seemed to be in command in the US Open. Then came a weekend of frustration that ran his winless streak in major championships to four years. Woods threw away his last chance at winning the Open on Sunday with a bogey-bogey-double bogey start that took away any chance of him mounting a charge up the leaderboard at Olympic Club. Woods made some birdies...

Tiger Woods appears to injure hand on photographer (Video)

Back on Saturday, golfer Tiger Woods lost some ground in his attempt to win the 2012 U.S. Open and to add injury to insult, a photographer might have injured his hand. Check out the below video of Woods walking away from the 18th hole and colliding with a photographer attempting to get a picture: (Courtesy of Larry Brown Sports)

Beau Hossler Showing Age Doesn't Matter After Leading Tiger Woods, Field at U.S. Open

Heading into the weekend at the Olympic Club out in San Francisco, Calif., 17-year-old Beau Hossler was just excited to be part of the nation's biggest golf event. But as the teen took the course on Friday, sitting at even par for the tournament, he surely didn't expect to take the lead. That's just what Hossler did on Friday afternoon, dropping to minus-2 through 10...

Tiger Woods' Status as U.S. Open Favorite Reaffirmed by Rock-Solid First Round at Olympic

The last time the world saw Tiger Woods win a major championship, he beat Rocco Mediate in the summer of 2008 in the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines on essentially one leg for his 14th major, just four shy of Jack Nicklaus' record of 18. Plenty has happened on and off the course in Tiger's life since then, but once again Woods is the favorite to America's golf championship...

Santa Margarita's Hossler takes lead at U.S. Open

SAN FRANCISCO Not even Tiger Woods is immune from losing the U.S. Open lead. Nor is a teenager incapable of holding it. Amateur Beau Hossler who just completed his year in high school used two birdies around the Olympic Clubs turn to reach 2-under par and stand alone atop an anything-goes leaderboard. The 17-year-old Californian broke a tie with former Open champion Jim Furyk...

Fan channels Fred Flinstone with US Open yell (Video)

A fan channeled his inner Fred Flintstone at Sunday's final round of the US Open golf tournament by shouting "Yabba Dabba Doo!" after Graeme McDowell hit his tee shot on the 15th hole. Recent tournaments have featured shouts of "Mashed potatoes" and "Light the Candle" after Tiger Woods tee shots. Not sure about the connection between Graeme...

Teen amateur Hossler believes he can win US Open

Somewhere along The Olympic Club's tight, twisting fairways, 17-year-old Beau Hossler went from thinking he could be the low amateur to believing he could win the whole tournament. Apparently he wasn't the only one. Tiger Woods' agent approached Hossler's dad outside the scorer's room late Saturday afternoon, shook his hand and said, ''This is unbelievable...

Tiger suffers major Saturday meltdown

It's been 48 years since United States Opens finished on Saturdays. But Tiger Woods finished this Open on Saturday. With the eyes of the sporting world upon him, with the debate on whether he's finally back or not poised to swing in his favor, Woods handed Sunday back to LeBron James and Kevin Durant, as much as to Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell. He suffered a premature...

Hossler falls short in low-amateur bid

A standing ovation awaited 17-year-old Beau Hossler as he walked off the 18th green Sunday. So did future Texas teammate Jordan Spieth, who also offered a well-done handshake to the California kid who couldn't steal the U.S. Open but won over plenty of hearts along the way. ''I feel bad the way it ended with Beau, I really do,'' said Spieth, who ended up as...

US Open at a glance

A quick look at the first round of the U.S. Open at The Olympic Club: Leading: Michael Thompson, playing in his first U.S. Open, shot a 4-under 66 and was three shots ahead of the field. Just behind: Tiger Woods shot 69, as did David Toms, Nick Watney, Justin Rose and Graeme McDowell. Tiger watch: Woods played in the featured pairing, beating Phil Mickelson by seven shots and...

Furyk, McDowell share US Open lead after Round 3

While Tiger Woods tumbled down the leaderboard, Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk shared the top spot heading into the final round of the U.S. Open. McDowell stuck his approach to 4-feet on the 18th hole to set up a birdie for a 2-under 68 on Saturday. Furyk followed moments later with a 15-foot putt on the 17th to regain a share of the lead, and closed with a par for a 70. At 1 under...
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