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Politics-shy Woods to be honored by Trump at White House

May 05, 2019 - 3:12 PM

The 43-year-old golf icon will be awarded with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, USA's highest civilian honor

RELATIONSHIP. Tiger Woods has shared the golf course with Donald Trump before and after he took office. Photo from PGA Tour's Twitter account (@PGATOUR)

Tiger Woods gunning for golf's major record

Apr 27, 2019 - 10:38 PM

The 43-year-old believes it is possible to catch Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 major titles

ROAR OF THE TIGER. Tiger Woods has now won 15 major titles following his victory for the ages in the Masters. Photo from PGA Tour's Twitter account (@PGATOUR)

Tiger wins 15th major title with spectacular Masters victory

Apr 15, 2019 - 3:41 AM

The 43-year-old ends an 11-year major title drought to complete a fairytale comeback from scandal and injuries

NEVER TOO OLD. Tiger Woods rules the Masters Tournament for the first time in 14 years. Photo from Masters Tournament's Twitter account (@TheMasters)

Tiger Woods withdraws from Arnold Palmer over neck problem

Mar 05, 2019 - 3:58 PM

'Unfortunately due to a neck strain that I've had for a few weeks, I'm forced to withdraw from the Arnold Palmer Invitational,' tweets Woods

UNFORTUNATE. Tiger Woods misses his favorite hunting ground over the years. File photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: At 43, Tiger roars back

Dec 30, 2018 - 10:54 PM

As Tiger Woods turns 43 years old, here’s a look back at the incredible 2018 comeback of the golf superstar

SURGING TIGER. Still the most popular golf player in the world, Tiger Woods incredibly leaps from outside the top 1,000 in the rankings to world No. 13 in less than a year.  Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

A round of golf with Kiefer Ravena

Nov 15, 2018 - 5:22 PM

The suspended basketball star finds refuge in Valley Golf's fairways

COMPETITIVE DRIVE. Whether on the hardcourt or in the golf course, Kiefer Ravena hates losing. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Alyssa Valdez wants Yuka Saso to teach her golf

Nov 02, 2018 - 4:52 PM

Asian Games gold medalist Yuka Saso got a fan in the country's volleyball star

GOLDEN MENTOR? Alyssa Valdez hopes to get tips from champion teen golfer Yuka Saso. Photos from Instagram (Alyssa Valdez) and Adrian Portugal/Rappler (Yuka Saso)

WATCH: How does golf fire up Kiefer Ravena?

Oct 27, 2018 - 2:47 PM

While serving his FIBA suspension, the basketball star rediscovers his competitive spirit in golf

WATCH: Alyssa Valdez on sharing Kiefer's golf passion

Oct 25, 2018 - 3:46 PM

The volleyball superstar thinks her new hobby has helped up her game

US Open champ Koepka voted PGA Tour Player of Year

Oct 10, 2018 - 10:58 AM

Despite getting sidelined for 4 months due to injury, American golfer Brooks Koepka still winds up on top

CHAMP. Brooks Koepka still winds up on top despite getting sidelined for 4 months due to injury. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Koepka 'heartbroken' after Ryder Cup fan blinded in one eye

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:49 AM

A golf fan who suffered a damaged eyeball after being hit by a tee shot from American Brooks Koepka has taken legal action against Ryder Cup organizers

DEVASTATED. American golfer Brooks Koepka says he’s saddened by the tragic accident and has been in contact with victim Corine Remande and her family. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Europe holds off US fightback for emotional Ryder Cup triumph

Oct 01, 2018 - 9:55 AM

Team Europe regains the Ryder Cup from the USA as star Francesco Molinari becomes the first European to win all 5 of his matches

STELLAR. Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia (right) kisses the trophy and English golfer Paul Casey celebrates as Team Europe rules the 42nd Ryder Cup. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Pinoy golfer Angelo Que wins lucrative Japan Tour event

Oct 01, 2018 - 2:00 AM

The 39-year old banks P10.44 million in his maiden win in Japan

BACK ON TOP. Angelo Que snaps an eight-year winless drought. Photo from Japan Golf Tour Facebook page

Phil Mickelson salutes Tiger Woods' win

Sep 24, 2018 - 10:55 AM

Woods' Tour Championship triumph moves his tally to 80 PGA Tour titles and just 3 wins shy of becoming the most successful player in the history of the PGA Tour

BACK AT IT. Tiger Woods ends a 5-year title drought with his Tour Championship win. File photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP

Tiger Woods seals first win in 5 years with Tour Championship

Sep 24, 2018 - 7:49 AM

It was an emotional finale to a year which saw the golf superstar return to the highest level after he had once feared he may never play golf again

AGE JUST A NUMBER. Forty-two year old Tiger Woods proves he can still play at the highest level. Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP

First win since 2013 in sight for Tiger Woods

Sep 23, 2018 - 9:28 AM

With just one round to go, Tiger Woods takes a three-shot lead at the Tour Championship

ON TOP. The 42-year-old Tiger Woods leads Rory McIlroy by three. Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP

For a cause: Golf charity event set to send teens to school

Sep 10, 2018 - 4:45 PM

A hotel group aims to raise money and send indigent teenagers to school

GIVING BACK. This is the third time the New World Hotel Group organizes a charity golf tournament. Photo by Bob Guerrero

WATCH: Golden golf trio surprises Richard Gomez

Aug 27, 2018 - 7:06 PM

Team Philippines chef de mission Richard Gomez relishes golf's surprise gold medal haul

CHAMPIONS. (from left to right) Lois Kaye Go, Bianca Pagdanganan and Yuka Saso bag a team gold for the Philippines in the women's golf event. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Golden girl: Yuka Saso out to chase bigger dreams

Aug 27, 2018 - 9:36 AM

The latest toast of Philippine golf targets a new goal after a double-gold performance in the 2018 Asian Games

PRO DREAM. Yuka Saso can be the next golf sensation in the world. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Golden golf double for PH women's team

Aug 26, 2018 - 5:11 PM

The Philippines completes a women's golf sweep as Yuka Saso, Bianca Pagdanganan, Lois Kaye Go rule the team event in the 2018 Asian Games

TRIUMPHANT. The Philippine women's golf team pulls off a stellar performance. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Teen golfer Yuka Saso nabs 2nd PH gold

Aug 26, 2018 - 4:37 PM

The Filipino-Japanese closes out with a flourish to rule the 2018 Asian Games women's golf tournament

Koepka won't be satisfied with 3 major titles

Aug 14, 2018 - 10:17 AM

After the 2018 PGA championship, there will be more to come for Brooks Koepka

MAJOR. Brooks Koepka of the United States celebrates with the US Open Championship trophy after winning the 2018 U.S. Open. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Koepka holds off Woods to win 100th PGA Championship

Aug 13, 2018 - 10:26 AM

Koepka became only the 5th player to win the US Open and PGA Championship in the same year, joining Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Gene Sarazen and Ben Hogan

CHAMP. Brooks Koepka of the US poses with his girlfriend, Jena Sims, and the Wanamaker Trophy on the 18th green after winning the 2018 PGA Championshipat Bellerive Country Club in St Louis, Missouri. Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images/AFP

NBA champ Steph Curry finishes last in golf event

Aug 11, 2018 - 6:18 PM

The Golden State Warriors star places a whopping 33 shots behind the 36-hole leader Alex Prugh

AMATEUR. Stephen Curry, playing as an amateur, tees off on the 17th hole during round 2 of the Ellie Mae Classic. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

NBA star Steph Curry shoots 71 in golf event

Aug 10, 2018 - 2:47 PM

The Golden State Warriors star trails by 8 strokes in the opening round of the Tour's Ellie Mae Classic

CROSSOVER. NBA player Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lines up a putt on the 9th hole during round 1 of the Ellie Mae Classic. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle dead at 36

Aug 09, 2018 - 9:35 AM

The former US PGA Tour player loses his battle with cancer

FAREWELL. ’My time was short,’ said Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle. File photo by William West/AFP

Molinari could not believe he won the British Open

Jul 23, 2018 - 9:26 AM

Francesco Molinari sums up his feelings after winning the British Open: 'Just disbelief, to be honest. It's amazing to stand here with the Claret Jug'

VIVA ITALIA. Italy's Francesco Molinari kisses the trophy as he poses for pictures with the Claret Jug, the trophy for the Champion golfer of the year after winning the 147th British Open golf Championship at Carnoustie, Scotland on July 22, 2018. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

Spieth aims to retain British Open title but Woods lurks

Jul 22, 2018 - 11:15 AM

The defending champion shares the overall lead but Tiger Woods and a dozen others are still right in contention

ON TOP. US golfer Jordan Spieth says he's in 'good shape' for another title romp. Photo by Andy Buchanan/AFP

Tiger Woods moves into share of lead at British Open

Jul 22, 2018 - 12:40 AM

The 14-time major winner is right in contention at the top of a packed leaderboard

IN THE MIX. US golfer Tiger Woods watches his iron shot from the 5th tee during his third round of the British Open. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Tiger Woods: Open ‘best chance’ for 15th major

Jul 18, 2018 - 9:11 AM

After 3 years, the American golf star returns to The Open hoping to add to his majors haul

COMPETITIVE. Tiger Woods, whose last victory in The Open came in 2006, thinks he’s regaining his fire and form. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

LOOK: Kiefer Ravena works for an 8-pack, plays golf with Alyssa Valdez

Jun 22, 2018 - 1:57 PM

Check out what Kiefer Ravena is up to while serving his 18-month ban from basketball

GYM BUFF. Kiefer Ravena works out with his personal trainer everyday to stay in shape. Screen grab from Instagram (@kieferravena15)

Australian golfing great Peter Thomson dies at 88

Jun 20, 2018 - 10:36 AM

The sporting legend ruled the British Open 5 times and won 26 times in Europe

ICON. The World Golf Hall of Fame describes legend Peter Thomson as 'the thinking man's golfer.' Photo by Torsten Blackwood/AFP

With second US Open title, Brooks Koepka can't be overlooked now

Jun 18, 2018 - 3:21 PM

Koepka reasserts his mastery in the US Open, beating household names in Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and world number one Dustin Johnson

CHAMP. Brooks Koepka is the US Open king for the second straight year. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Reed edges Fowler, Spieth to capture Masters thriller

Apr 09, 2018 - 12:58 PM

Patrick Reed gets his first major title following an emotional battle that had spectators roaring

CHAMP. Patrick Reed is the new Masters champion. Photo Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

I'm so sorry: 5 memorable sporting apologies

Mar 30, 2018 - 3:22 PM

Here are 5 high-profile incidents of athletes apologizing

ADMISSION. Photo illustration showing a woman watches on her computer as Oprah Winfrey interviews cyclist Lance Armstrong about doping while competing professionally in the sport, as seen from Washington, DC, on January 17, 2013. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Tiger Woods favored, but history against Augusta victory

Mar 30, 2018 - 1:44 PM

Woods won US Masters titles in 1997, 2001, 2002 and 2005, but his last top-10 finish at Augusta National was a tie for fourth in 2013

ANOTHER SHOT. In this file photo, Tiger Woods plays his shot from the 16th tee during the final round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented By MasterCard at Bay Hill Club and Lodge on March 18, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP

Duterte admits sharing table with 'golf course' syndicate

Feb 07, 2018 - 10:50 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he knows and interacts with members of a syndicate abusing the public bidding system. What will he do about them?

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 116th Founding Anniversary of the Bureau of Custom at the Port Area in Manila on February 6, 2018, reiterates that he will not tolerate corruption during his term. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

FPI continues to host annual fundraising golf tournament

Jan 30, 2018 - 9:54 PM

The tournament will be benefitting advocacies of anti-smuggling, power and energy and environmental sustainability

Tiger Woods optimistic for 2018, but schedule still unclear

Dec 30, 2017 - 1:04 PM

Tiger Woods says he'd 'love to play a full schedule in 2018'

BACK IN ACTION. Woods made an encouraging return to competition at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas in November. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

Tiger Woods makes solid return in Bahamas

Dec 01, 2017 - 12:27 PM

The 41-year-old, 14-time major champion Woods shoots down five birdies and two bogeys in an encouraging first outing since injury forced his withdrawal at the Dubai Desert Classic earlier this year

HE'S BACK. Tiger Woods of the United States reacts to his birdie on the eighth green during the first round of the Hero World Challenge at Albany, Bahamas on November 30, 2017 in Nassau, Bahamas. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

Feng Shanshan is China's first world number 1 golfer

Nov 11, 2017 - 9:52 PM

Feng Shanshan is also the China's first winner in the LPGA Tour

NUMBER ONE. Feng Shanshan is on her way to become the first number one golfer from China.

Birdie blitz puts China's Feng to share of lead in Japan LPGA

Nov 03, 2017 - 4:57 PM

World No. 1 Feng Shanshan of China is looking to become the first player to defend an LPGA title in 2017. She is a top-seven finisher in five out of her last six starts.

WORLD NO. 1. China's Shanshan Feng shown competing last September at the Evian Championship women's golf tournament in the French Alps town of Evian-les-Bains. Photo by Philippe Desmazes/AFP

5th and final Resorts World Manila Masters will be a bittersweet affair

Oct 08, 2017 - 2:46 PM

Those who perished in the June incident will be remembered in the country's biggest golf tournament

FOR A GOOD CAUSE. RWM will hold a charity fundraising drive during the tournament and will encourage players to chip in to a fund that will be released to both the children and qualified heirs of those who lost their lives. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

SC voids Ayala Land's ownership of prime lot in Las Piñas

Oct 02, 2017 - 11:55 PM

The property developer says it has filed a motion for reconsideration following the Supreme Court ruling that it is not the rightful owner of a 6.8-hectare lot in Ayala Southvale

Dunne holds off McIlroy to win British Masters

Oct 02, 2017 - 1:21 AM

Ireland's Paul Dunne celebrates a maiden European Tour victory as he denies a charging Rory McIlroy to capture the British Masters title

WELL DUNNE. Dunne's victory, his first in 51 tour events, helped make amends for his defeat in a play-off for the Hassan II Trophy in Morocco earlier this year. File photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Duterte meets parents of Carl Arnaiz, vows impartial probe

Sep 06, 2017 - 7:28 PM

The President orders the NBI to take over the investigation

MEETING. President Rodrigo Duterte meets the parents of slain teenager Carl Angelo Arnaiz at the Malacañang Golf Clubhouse on September 6, 2017. Photo courtesy of the DOJ

Golfer Go, trackster Guarte add to PH bronze haul in 2017 SEA Games

Aug 24, 2017 - 7:27 PM

Go picked up a bronze in the women s individual stroke play while Guarte hauled in a bronze in the men s 1500m dash

5 drugs found in Tiger Woods' system after arrest – police

Aug 15, 2017 - 11:37 AM

Police found 14 time golf major champion Tiger Woods asleep in his car and arrested him for reckless driving back in May

Jason Day hungry again after burnout, fall from number 1 ranking

Aug 10, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Burnout and distractions led to Jason Day sliding down the rankings but the Filipino Australian golfer says the hunger is back at the PGA Championship

HUNGRY AGAIN. Jason Day has slide to seventh in the world after being atop the standings last year. He hopes to stage his comeback to supremacy at the PGA Championship. Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP

Steph Curry has modest goal in golf tour: 'Make the cut'

Aug 02, 2017 - 12:17 PM

The Golden State Warriors star says he ll have to play probably the best two rounds of golf of my life to make the cut

LINKED UP. Stephen Curry is taking his talents to the golf course this off-season. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP