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Florida man suing Tiger Woods, caddie over alleged shove

Apr 09, 2020 - 12:42 PM

A complaint has been filed in Florida alleging that Tiger Woods' caddie shoved a man while trying to take a selfie with the golf legend

Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP

Age concern: Olympics 2021 may come too late for 6 stars

Mar 26, 2020 - 3:50 PM

Pushing the Tokyo Olympics to 2021 may be an issue for some aging athletes

epa08072485 Playing Captain Tiger Woods of the USA team tees off from sixth tee during the Sunday singles matches on day four of the 2019 Presidents Cup golf tournament at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia, 15 December 2019. EPA-EFE/TIM CARRAFA EDITORIAL USE ONLY AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

Tiger Woods urges all to 'be safe, smart' during coronavirus outbreak

Mar 17, 2020 - 11:27 AM

'There are a lot more important things in life than a golf tournament right now,' says Woods on his 1st public statement on the virus

STAY SAFE. While cancelations continue to unfold, Tiger Woods is already sideline due to injury. File photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Tiger, golf stars hit the greens with Kobe tribute

Feb 15, 2020 - 2:18 PM

Tiger Woods coincidentally hits his first putt of the week exactly from 24 feet and 8 inches – the jersey numbers of his old neighbor Kobe Bryant

PACIFIC PALISADES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 12: The golf bag of Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland beside a green showing the special head covers for his metal woods and putter remembering Kobe Bryant during the pro-am as a preview for the Genesis Invitational at the Riviera Country Club on February 12, 2020 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Tiger still struggling to get to grips with Kobe's death

Feb 13, 2020 - 4:51 PM

'Part of me thinks that it's not real,' says Tiger Woods, who used to live not far from Kobe Bryant just outside Los Angeles

NEIGHBORS. Kobe Bryant and Tiger Woods ran parallel phenomenal careers. File photos

'We had our 20-year run together,' says Tiger Woods as he mourns Kobe Bryant

Jan 27, 2020 - 9:34 PM

Tiger Woods recounts the time he lived near Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles and trained with the late NBA great

GREATNESS. Kobe Bryant and Tiger Woods both turned pro in 1996. Photos from Harry How/Getty Images/AFP (Bryant) and Shutterstock (Woods)


Tiger roars into contention for record 83rd US PGA win

Jan 26, 2020 - 2:27 PM

Tiger Woods could break his tie of most US PGA wins with Sam Snead with a victory at the Torrey Pines

LIKE FINE WINE. Even at 44, Tiger Woods continues to chase records. Photo from Twitter/@PGATOUR


Tiger-led U.S. crush Els dream to win Presidents Cup

Dec 15, 2019 - 2:17 PM

'I trusted all my 11 guys. I trusted them implicitly,' says playing-captain Tiger Woods as the US pulls off a stunning comeback against the Internationals

KING TIGER. After going undefeated in 3 matches, Tiger Woods tows the US side to victory to become the most successful Presidents Cup golfer in history. Photo by Tim Carrafa/EPA-EFE

'It's crazy': Tiger Woods secures record 82nd US PGA Tour win in Japan

Oct 28, 2019 - 11:56 AM

Tiger Woods ties US legend Sam Snead for most US PGA Tour victories

LIKE FINE WINE. Twenty-three years since his US PGA Tour title, Tiger Woods continues to dominate the tournament. Photo from Twitter/@PGATour


Tiger Woods to resume full practice after knee surgery

Oct 01, 2019 - 3:15 PM

15-time major winner Tiger Woods gets his clearance to resume full practices before his Japan stint

COMEBACK. Tiger Woods prepares for 'The Challenge: Japan Skins' stint in Chiba. File photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP

Woods shoots par but won't get to defend Tour Championship

Aug 19, 2019 - 2:36 PM

Tiger Woods places beyond 40th in the US PGA season playoff points standings with only the top 30 advancing in the season-ending Tour Championship

GOING FOR MORE. Tiger Woods continues to chase the major title record set by Jack Nicklaus of 18. Photo from PGA Tour's Twitter account (@PGATOUR)


Woods dropped from suit on restaurant staffer's death

Jun 25, 2019 - 2:19 PM

Nicholas Immesberger's parents say their son was served alcohol at Tiger Woods' restaurant to the point of 'severe intoxication' before he died in a driving accident

LEGAL PROBLEM. The lawsuit continues against Tiger Woods' restaurant The Woods Jupiter. File photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP


Tiger Woods relates to Durant injury woe

Jun 12, 2019 - 10:57 AM

'It's an awful feeling. And no one can help you. That's the hard part,' says golf superstar Tiger Woods, who also suffered an Achilles injury in 2011

Tiger Woods sued over restaurant staffer's drink driving death – report

May 14, 2019 - 8:25 AM

Nicholas Immesberger's parents file a lawsuit against the golfer, seeking medical costs and funeral damages and other 'appropriate damages'

BETHPAGE, NEW YORK - MAY 13: Tiger Woods of the United States looks on during a practice round prior to the 2019 PGA Championship at the Bethpage Black course on May 13, 2019 in Bethpage, New York. Warren Little/Getty Images/AFP

Tiger Woods receives Presidential Medal of Freedom from Trump

May 07, 2019 - 9:13 AM

'I have tried to hang in there and I have tried to come back and play the great game of golf again,' says Tiger Woods

CORDIAL. Tiger Woods says it’s important to respect the office of the presidency, regardless of who happens to occupy the White House. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

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)


Jordan says Tiger comeback 'greatest I have ever seen'

Apr 19, 2019 - 9:36 AM

'He's probably the only person who believed he could get back,' Michael Jordan says of fellow sporting great Tiger Woods

ICONS. Basketball legend Michael Jordan thinks there’s no telling now what golfing great Tiger Woods can do. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

‘Emotional’ Nadal inspired by Woods’ Masters triumph

Apr 16, 2019 - 12:17 PM

'He's probably my favorite sportsman in the world since a long time ago,' says Nadal about Woods

INSPIRED. Rafael Nadal is fueled to win his 12th Monte Carlo title. File photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

All hail Woods! Trump, Serena, Nicklaus join Tiger Twitter frenzy

Apr 15, 2019 - 8:52 PM

Big names sing praises for the 43-year-old golf icon for ending an 11-year major title drought following his triumph in the Masters Tournament

LEGEND. Tiger Woods wins his fifth Masters Tournament title at 43 years old. Photo from PGA Tour's Twitter account (@PGATOUR)


5 great sporting comebacks

Apr 15, 2019 - 3:46 PM

Tiger Woods joins the likes of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali and cyclist Greg LeMond with a comeback for the ages following his fifth Masters triumph

STILL GOT IT. Tiger Woods battles back from a two-year injury layoff for his first Masters Tournament title in 14 years. Photo from PGA Tour's Twitter account (@PGATOUR)


Epic Masters win a family affair for Tiger as dad, son

Apr 15, 2019 - 2:26 PM

The 43-year-old returns to peak golf form after battling chronic back pain for years that he even had trouble playing with his children

GREEN JACKET. Tiger Woods wins his fifth Masters Tournament championship. Photo from Masters Tournament's Twitter account (@TheMasters)


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

U.S. powers into early Ryder Cup lead despite Tiger Woods defeat

Sep 28, 2018 - 10:51 PM

The United States squad posts a 3-1 lead over Europe after the opening session

BIG DRAW. US golfer Tiger Woods plays a tee shot during his fourball match on the first day of the 42nd Ryder Cup. Photo by Eric Feferberg/AFP

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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

Tiger Woods keeps share of Tour Championship lead

Sep 22, 2018 - 11:28 AM

The golf superstar inches closer to snapping a five-year winless drought

FOCUSED. Tiger Woods lines up a putt on the fifth green during the second round of the Tour Championship. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Tiger Woods seizes share of early lead at Tour Championship

Sep 21, 2018 - 10:06 AM

Back in form, Tiger Woods finishes with an eagle to grab a share of the top spot

LEADER. Tiger Woods plays his shot from the 17th tee during the first round of the Tour Championship. Photo by Sam Greenwood/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

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

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 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

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

Tiger Woods will plead guilty to lesser driving charge, go on probation

Aug 10, 2017 - 1:58 AM

The golf legend will plead down to a lesser charge and go on probation

Tiger Woods found asleep at wheel, but passed breath test - police

May 31, 2017 - 12:13 PM

The 14 time major winner has blamed the DUI arrest on an adverse reaction to prescription medication

ARRESTED. Tiger Woods was woken up by a police officer but "blew zeroes" on a breathalyzer test indicating he hadn't been drinking. File photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Tiger Woods arrested on driving under influence charge

May 30, 2017 - 12:18 AM

Golf superstar Tiger Woods is arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

ARRESTED. Tiger Woods was arrested in Florida and released on his own recognizance. Handout / Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office / AFP

Tiger Woods impressed with how far Trump can hit at 70

Jan 06, 2017 - 11:14 AM

Tiger Woods played golf with the US President elect but didn t divulge the details of their conversations

MAKE TIGER GREAT AGAIN. US President-elect Donald Trump (L) greets Tiger Woods at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship in 2013 as Eric Trump looks on. Woods has played golf with Trump as well as other US presidents George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. File photo by Warren Little/Getty Images/AFP

Tiger Woods turns 41 with comeback plans for 2017

Dec 31, 2016 - 1:35 PM

In addition to finding his form Tiger Woods will face in 2017 a new generation of players such as top ranked Filipino Australian Jason Day

Tiger Woods of the United States hits his tee shot on the 13th hole during the final round of the Hero World Challenge at Albany, The Bahamas on December 4, 2016 in Nassau, Bahamas. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

5 things we learned from the return of Tiger Woods

Dec 05, 2016 - 3:54 PM

There were times when Tiger Woods looked ready to pit on the green jacket but the golf legend isn t quite back yet

RETURN TO THE LINKS. Tiger Woods returned to competitive golf in the Bahamas, and gave glimpses of his old self. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Tiger Woods pulls out of golf comeback: 'I am not yet ready'

Oct 11, 2016 - 5:32 AM

The 14 time major winner says he needs more time before returning after more than a year away from golf

SIDELINED. Tiger Woods has pulled out of the Safeway Open, saying he's not yet ready for competitive golf. File photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Is Tiger Woods ready to return? The golf world wants to know

Oct 10, 2016 - 1:09 PM

Nearing his 41st birthday 14 time major champion Tiger Woods still ignites interest like no other golfer

BACK ON THE GREENS. Tiger Woods will be playing his first competitive tournament since multiple back surgeries. The question is, will he be the same Tiger? Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Tiger Woods an inspiration for Aussie star Jason Day

Jul 12, 2016 - 3:16 PM

The friendship between Woods and Day has grown over the past year and the Fil Aussie golfer admits he regularly turns to the 14 time major champion for advice

 Photos by TANNEN MAURY/EPA

Tiger Woods' ex-caddy says he felt like 'slave'

Nov 02, 2015 - 3:07 PM

Steve Williams writes in a book that Tiger Woods had a bad temper and had a habit of spitting at the hole if he missed a putt

SLAVE? Former caddy Steve Williams reveals in a book some of Tiger Woods' tendencies and how he felt like a 'slave'. In this file photo, Williams (left) is still beside Woods as a caddy during the second practice day of the 2009 Presidents Cup at Harding Park Golf Course in San Francisco. Photo by MATT CAMPBELL/EPA