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ESPN.com's expert picks for the Shell Houston Open.
PGATOUR.com's expert picks for the Shell Houston Open.
Golf Channel's Will Gray's Fact Pack.
GolfWeek's Fantasy Tip Sheet.
In a development that should surprise no one, the team named after New York's capital wins the Tavistock Cup. You're welcome, Team Albany. #Excelsior.
If you haven't seen it yet, here's the extended version of the Tiger-Arnie ass-kicking (with Lee Trevino cameo):
ESPN.com's Farrell Evans on Rory's quest to regain #1, two long days since he lost the top spot: "McIlroy always said that he wanted to compete against Tiger at his best. He's only seen on TV the player who was practically invincible, winning four consecutive major championships in the early 2000s. Now he may be able to see something of the legend in person, and test the greatest with his own formidable will to conquer golf's biggest stages."
Tiger has a succint message for Rory: "Woods responded by telling McIlroy to get going -- he put it a bit more crudely than that -- and win this week's Shell Houston Open. A victory would put McIlroy back at No. 1, a spot he held for 32 weeks before Woods' latest win."
PGATOUR.com's Larry Dorman wants to know who's going to challenge Tiger at Augusta: "Rather than wondering if the 37-year-old Woods is ready to win at Augusta, maybe the real question is whether any of his fellow competitors are ready to step up and stop him. Because by now it should be pretty clear that the guy who cruised to his eighth Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard -- tying the PGA TOUR record for most wins at one event set by Sam Snead back in 1965 -- is honed, healthy and hitting it (and putting it) with the old authority."
Meanwhile, the NY Post (and others) are not happy with Eldrick's latest NIKE spot (h/t Dawn): "Its message was as clear as a 9-iron to the face of a cheating spouse on Thanksgiving night: Tiger can do anything he wants so long as he wins. And if he wins, then nothing else really matters."
CBSSports.com's Kyle Porter says we need to pay attention to Keegan Bradley: "Everyone is always trying to find the next great in a given sport. The next Michael Jordan, the next Wayne Gretzky, the next Tiger Woods. Keegan Bradley is not the next Tiger Woods, but of all the great young American golfers out there, he is most like the 77-time PGA Tour winner."
Kids -- well, all golfers, really -- don't try this at home. Or at the range. Or on the course. Or anywhere else.
Gonzalez Fernarndez-Costano earns Special Temporary Member status.
Funny story from PGA.com about some good-natured ribbing between the folks at Callaway and TaylorMade in Houston.
SouthWest becomes the official airline of golf. Not the PGA TOUR, the whole sport. I didn't know you could do that. Can I be the official blogger of golf? What? Jason Sobel already has that title?
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Golf legends Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer star in an action-packed commercial for the new EA Sports video game "Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14" where they face a gang of thugs looking to take their trophies.
Woods and Palmer step up to the challenge in "The Rumble", which also features a small cameo from Lee Trevino.
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According to reports, Tiger Woods apparently sent Rory McIlroy a text message that in essence read, "Get your finger out of your ass and win."
Tiger Woods is back on top of the golf world and Nike claims that "winning takes care of everything" with their latest ad.
Tiger Woods returned to No. 1 in the world by winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational, not surprising except if you consider where he was a little more than a year ago.
Woods had not won a PGA Tour in some 2 1/2 years. He missed most of the summer and two majors in 2011 because of injuries to his left leg and Achilles tendon. He walked off the course at Doral a year ago because of...
Tiger Woods competes in Tavistock Cup.
With Tiger Woods rained out, NASCAR’s Auto Club 500 was the dominant non-NCAA sporting event of the weekend. Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Auto Club 500 from Fontana (CA) earned a 4.5 overnight rating on FOX [...]
It seems as though getting back to being ranked #1 in the world for the first time since December 2010, having a new girlfriend and putting together three wins to start the year has Tiger Woods feeling better than usual. This text message to Rory McIlroy doesn’t seem like the normal thing Tiger would do, but it does make it seem as though Rory and Tiger are better friends than...
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are two Nike guys who happen to be two of the world’s best golfers who are dating two of the world’s most recognizable female athletes.
They also send each other somewhat-gross text messages as a form of constructive criticism.
According to Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle, Woods sent McIlroy a text on Tuesday morning that told him to play...
Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods want to hold onto their trophies and they're willing to go to extreme lengths to protect them. Woods tweeted the latest ad for EA's PGA Tour '14, where he and Palmer are approached by various men that demand for the two golf legends to hand over their trophies. Woods and Palmer "battle" to protect their trophies before a surprise...
Tiger Woods has some very helpful advice for fellow golfer Rory McIlroy: 'Get your thumb out of your a$# and win this week'.
Hunter Mahan doesn't believe Tiger Woods has to win a major to validate his return to No. 1 in the world.
Woods fell to as low as No. 58 toward the end of 2011. But after winning at Bay Hill for his sixth PGA Tour title in the last 53 weeks, Woods returned to the top of the ranking for the first time since October 2010. Woods hasn't won a major, however, since the 2008 U...
If a bunch of aging action stars can come together and do a movie where they do a whole lot of butt kicking like back when they were young then why can't a few golfers do the same right?
Tiger and Arnold could make a sporting edition of The Expendable is Sylvester Stallone decides to write one! Till then fans will jsut have to be satisfied with these golfing legends doing...
Rory McIlroy sent a text message to Tiger Woods on Tuesday, congratulating him on winning at Bay Hill and taking over the No. 1 world ranking again.
Woods responded by telling McIlroy to get going and win this week's Houston Open. A victory would put McIlroy back at No. 1, a spot he held for 32 weeks before Woods' latest win.
McIlroy says losing the top ranking allows him...
Time to open up the notebook as we approach the second week of the NCAA Tournament. Quite a few items to get to...
Sporting News picks up a story from sister publication Sports Business Journal by John Ourand and David Broughton on the NHL's TV ratings since the lockout. Suffice to say like the NBA a year ago, ratings both locally and nationally have gone up significantly...