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  • PGA Championship Hits 5-Year Ratings High -- WITHOUT TIGER...

    08/11/2014 9:34:23 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 42 replies
    Deadline Hollywood via Drudge ^ | 8/11/2014 | Dominic Patten
    With the PGA Championship running long, CBS shuffled its schedule around on Sunday. With Rory McIlory’s dramatic win, the 3 PM – 9 PM PGA Championship earned a 6.0/13 in household ratings – that’s the best the golf coverage has done since the 7.5/17 result of 2007.
  • Golfer rips pants, needs three more pairs to finish first round of PGA Championship

    08/08/2014 7:18:07 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 33 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 8-8-14 | Pat Forde
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The pertinent statistics from Chris Wood's first-round 66 at the PGA Championship: Five birdies, no bogeys, four pairs of pants. Yes, four pairs of pants. The Englishman had a round to remember for all the right and wrong reasons. On the 11th green at Valhalla Golf Club Thursday – his second hole of the day – Wood bent down to read a putt and felt the seam of his gray trousers rip straight down the seat. And not a small rip. "Quite a big hole," he said. Wood steadied himself long enough to make the putt, then...
  • Tiger Woods paid Anthony Galea $76K for 14 visits, new book says

    08/04/2014 12:04:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Golf ^ | July 08, 2014 | Pete Madden
    A new book about New York Yankees' third baseman Alex Rodriguez's use of performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career includes revelations about another sports superstar: Tiger Woods. Released Tuesday, Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis and the Quest to End Baseball’s Steroid Era, co-authored by Tim Elfrink of the Miami New Times and Gus-Garcia Roberts of Newsday, claims that the Canadian sports doctor Anthony Galea who treated Rodriguez also visited Woods 14 times between January and August 2009 and charged Woods a total of $76,012 as he recovered from knee surgery following his 2008 U.S. Open victory. Previous reports had identified only...
  • Tiger Woods withdraws from Bridgestone Invitational

    08/03/2014 10:54:46 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 32 replies
    cbs sports ^ | 8-3-14 | Kyle Porter
    Tiger Woods withdrew from the Bridgestone Invitational during his fourth round on Sunday with an apparently bad back. Woods hit his drive on the 9th hole and then walked off the course.
  • Dustin Johnson banned 6 months [PGA Tour]

    08/01/2014 1:20:08 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 38 replies
    espn ^ | 8-1-14 | n/a
    The PGA Tour has suspended Dustin Johnson for six months after he tested positive for cocaine, according to a report on Golf.com. Citing a source, Golf.com reported that Johnson has failed three drug tests -- two for cocaine (in 2014 and 2012) and one for marijuana (2009). Johnson, 30, was suspended for the 2012 failed test, Golf.com reported, but that suspension was never made public. Under its guidelines, the PGA Tour is not required to announce any disciplinary actions against players who test positive for recreational drugs. Johnson announced Thursday that he was taking a leave of absence from competition,...
  • The Tiger Woods Era Is Over

    07/23/2014 9:20:21 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 66 replies
    business insider ^ | 7-21-14 | Jay Yarow
    Tiger Woods finished an hour and a half before eventual winner Rory McIlroy teed off. In that moment, the Tiger Woods Era of golf officially ended. Over the weekend, lead Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee said, "There was a beginning of his career, middle of his career, and this is the end of his career, no question about it. Chamblee isn't the only talking head in golf who thinks the Tiger Era died this weekend. At Golf.com, a roundtable of writers all agreed. Eamon Lynch a Golf.com put it best, saying, "This point isn't even worthy of debating. It's demonstrably...
  • John Daly claims he has lost $55 million gambling

    05/29/2014 5:43:04 PM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    FOX Sports ^ | May 29, 2014 | Jimmy Traina
    Everyone knows that golfer John Daly has a few vices. It seems that gambling may be his biggest vice. In a new interview with Yahoo's Graham Bensinger, Daly claims he lost approximately $55 million between 1991 and 2007. When asked how something like that could happen, Daly offered a simple, one-word answer: "stupidity."
  • Russell Henley defeats Rory McIlroy in Honda Classic playoff as Tiger Woods withdraws hurt

    03/02/2014 7:12:44 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 42 replies
    courier mail ^ | 3-2-14 | n/a
    RUSSELL Henley won the US PGA Tour Honda Classic with a birdie at the first hole of a four-way playoff, denying Rory McIlroy in a tournament he’d led for three rounds. Henley rolled in his birdie putt at the par-five 18th for the victory after Northern Ireland’s two-time major champion McIlroy, Scotland’s Russell Knox and American Ryan Palmer had all parred the par-five that served as the decider. Henley had parred his final three holes after a double bogey at the par-three 15th to close out a two-over par 72 and finish the tournament on eight-under 272. McIlroy endured...
  • Santa Monica Votes: "Sub-Par Obama" - There’s a 12 Step Program for That Now

    02/19/2014 7:46:15 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-19-2014 | MOTUS
    Is it just me? I’ve noticed a distinct slump in Team Obama morale lately: It seems that Santa Monica California, which is hosting a PGA tournament this week at the Riviera Country Club, has been photo-bombed with what can only be described as anti-Obama street art. In a simple one word message – “sub-par” – some ironic artiste papered the town with a very judgmental analysis of Big Guy’s performance to date. Granted, “sub par” in golf may be considered a good thing (that’s the ironic part, in case you’re not paying attention) butt in this context I don’t think...
  • Dr. V’s Magical Putter

    01/21/2014 11:30:07 PM PST · by Bratch · 7 replies
    Grantland ^ | January 15, 2014 | Caleb Hannan
    Dr. V’s Magical Putter The remarkable story behind a mysterious inventor who built a "scientifically superior" golf club by Caleb Hannan on January 15, 2014 A letter from Grantland editor-in-chief Bill Simmons on the origins of this story and how it came to be published can be read here. A guest editorial from Christina Kahrl detailing the problems with this piece as they relate to transgender issues can be found here.Strange stories can find you at strange times. Like when you’re battling insomnia and looking for tips on your short game.It was well past midnight sometime last spring and I was still...
  • New Senate bill would cost the PGA Tour millions in new taxes

    09/25/2013 7:32:37 PM PDT · by Bratch · 29 replies
    Golf Digest ^ | September 25, 2013 | Luke Kerr-Dineen
    Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), is known as a Tea Party favorite who isn't afraid to go after anyone, but now he's turning his attention to professional sports -- and it could cost the PGA Tour millions in new taxes. The PGA Tour and LPGA Tour, like its fellow U.S.-based sports leagues, are classified under the law as a 501(c)(6) organization -- a tax-exempt status granted to Business Leagues, Chamber of Commerces and Real Estate Boards. Coburn's bill, the PRO Sports Act (S. 1524) would exclude major sports leagues from receiving tax-exempt status and force the PGA Tour, which generated more...
  • Tiger Woods shoots 72 after someone reports penalty

    09/13/2013 4:58:18 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 70 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 9-13-13 | Kyle Porter
    Tiger Woods shot what he thought was a 1-under 70 on Friday at the BMW Championship but was alerted that he actually shot a 1-over 72 after a two-stroke penalty that was brought to officials' attention two holes after his first hole of the day. Here's a look at the details: After further review Slugger White (a rules official, and what a name!) said a freelance videographer had videoed Woods behind the first green moving a loose impediment which caused the ball to move. Rules officials reviewed the tape and determined the ball did, in fact, move. "He thought it...
  • Phil Mickelson Faces 61 Percent Tax Rate Following Back-To-Back Wins

    07/25/2013 2:30:49 PM PDT · by grundle · 45 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | July 24, 2013
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Thanks to his recent wins at both The Open Championship and the Scottish Open, Phil Mickelson pocketed more than $2.16 million in just two weeks. The world’s top golfer —who came under fire earlier this year when he complained about his supposed 60 percent tax rate as a California resident — is taking another hit on his recent earnings. According to Forbes, Mickelson has been subjected to the United Kingdom’s 45 percent tax rate for those who make more than £150,000 a year. In addition, the magazine reports, he will be taxed on a portion of...
  • Lindsey Vonn Says 'No, Thanks' to Marrying Tiger Woods

    07/18/2013 9:55:17 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    Vogue ^ | July 18, 2013
    Skier Lindsey Vonn has zero interest in marrying boyfriend Tiger Woods… or anyone else, for that matter. In the August issue of Vogue, Vonn said “No, thanks” to getting married again.
  • Phil Mickelson wins Scottish Open

    07/14/2013 12:30:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | July 14, 2013 | Kyle Porter
    Phil Mickelson won the Scottish Open on Sunday with a final-round 3-under-par 69 plus a playoff hole with South African Branden Grace. Mickelson held off Grace by one at Inverness, Scotland after he birdied the first playoff hole and Grace parred it. Lefty made it more difficult than it needed to be, though. When needing a par on the 72nd hole, he did his best Phil Mickelson impression and three-putted from 20 feet for bogey to put himself into the playoff with Grace, who had already finished. Mickelson then nearly holed out his third shot (a wedge) on the 607-yard,...
  • Miller Barber passes away at age 82 (famous golfer)

    06/12/2013 1:06:00 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    PGATOUR.com ^ | June 12, 2013 | Staff
    Miller Barber, who made a record 1,297 combined starts in PGA TOUR and Champions Tour history and was a dominant player after turning 50, died Tuesday at the age of 82.
  • Euro Tour CEO apologizes for saying 'colored'

    05/23/2013 10:22:01 AM PDT · by oxcart · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 05/23/13 | AP
    <p>VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) -- The head of the European golf tour apologized for using the term "colored" during a live television interview Thursday in which he was reacting to the spat between Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia.</p> <p>European Tour CEO George O'Grady said that "most of Sergio's friends are colored athletes in the United States."</p>
  • Poll: Armstrong, Te’o, Culter among most-disliked American athletes

    02/08/2013 7:16:05 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Manti Te’o and Lance Armstrong both started the year with headlines they would just as soon like to forget. Now, they are part of a list just as humbling, as Forbes has published a list of the most disliked American athletes. ... Here’s the final tally: 1.Manti Te’o 15% Appeal 2.Lance Armstrong 15% Appeal 3.Tiger Woods 19% Appeal 4.Jay Cutler 21% Appeal 5.Metta World Peace 21% Appeal 6.Alex Rodriguez 22% Appeal 7.Michael Vick 23% Appeal 8.Kurt Busch 27% Appeal 9.Kobe Bryant 27% Appeal ... One of those names is former Denver Bronco Jay Cutler. The quarterback lost a lot of...
  • Mickelson Expects to Make 'Drastic' Changes (Higher Taxes Make Pro-Golfer Reassess Future Plans)

    01/21/2013 11:57:29 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies
    San Diego U-T ^ | Jan. 20, 2013 | Tod Leonard5
    Mickelson expects to make 'drastic' changes LA QUINTA — San Diego professional golfer Phil Mickelson said after the final round of the PGA Tour’s Humana Challenge on Sunday that he will have to make “drastic changes” in his life because of the federal and state taxes he is paying, and he confirmed that his decision to not buy an interest in the Padres was directly related to his financial situation. "I'll probably talk more in depth next week (at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines). I'm not going to jump the gun,” Mickelson said. “There are going to be...
  • Play suspended, fans kept from course [ PGA ]

    06/30/2012 11:01:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    AP ^ | Jun 30, 2012
    Because of a powerful wind storm that uprooted dozens of trees, including a 75-foot tree that crashed across the 14th fairway, the tournament was closed to spectators and volunteers for safety reasons. Mark Russell, the PGA Tour's vice president of rules and competition, could not remember another time when a tour event did not allow fans. "It's too dangerous out here," Russell said. "There's a lot of hanging limbs. There's a lot of debris. It's like a tornado came through here. It's just not safe." The first order of business was getting Congressional in shape for the players
  • Big John Daly Alert - -2 for today, no big blowups, looks good

    03/17/2012 10:09:14 AM PDT · by I'll be your Huckleberry · 13 replies
  • Tiger Woods Withdraws From WGC Cadillac Championship at Doral

    03/11/2012 2:07:01 PM PDT · by N. Theknow · 28 replies
    NBC Sports | March 11,2012 | Self
    Tiger Woods just withdrew from the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral in Miami. He was taken by golf cart to his car in the parking lot after going to 3 over par on his 4th round. Woods appeared to favor his left leg after a poor iron shot on the 10th hole.Press was told by Woods caddie that it was his left leg that was hurting and caused him to withdraw.Woods had dropped 19 spots down the leader board on a day when the leaders were also having difficulties....except for Rory McIlroy who is putting on a charge with a recent...
  • Phil Mickelson's tee shot ends up in spectator's shorts. I kid you not.

    02/19/2012 8:50:34 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 34 replies · 2+ views
    Mickelson's tee on No. 15 in Round 3 of Northern Trust In the third round of the 2012 Northern Trust Open, Phil Mickelson's tee shot on the par-4 15th hole actually ends up in a fan's shorts.
  • Tiger Woods dropped by Tag Heuer

    08/07/2011 11:43:39 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 52 replies
    Luxury watch maker Tag Heuer announced they are ending their relationship with the world's former top golf star. The contract is believed to be worth more than $10m (£6m) and the Swiss firm are the sixth major sponsors to drop Woods following revelations about his personal life two years ago. The Swiss watchmaker suspended use of Woods' image in the US after details of his extramarital affairs came to light following a 2009 crash outside his Orlando, Florida home.
  • Report: Golf great Seve Ballesteros dies

    05/07/2011 12:03:02 AM PDT · by FlyVet · 13 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | May 7, 2011 | Newscore
    Spanish golf legend Severiano Ballesteros, who underwent surgery for a brain tumor three years ago, died early Saturday at his home in northern Spain, AFP reported citing Spanish public television. Ballesteros, 54, regarded as one of golf's all-time greats, "died this morning in his house in Pedrena (Cantabria)," TVE1 said.
  • Phil Mickelson and Bill Haas tied for Torrey Pines lead

    01/29/2011 5:49:02 PM PST · by Frantzie · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1-29-2011 | BBC Editors
    Phil Mickelson fired a four-under-par 68 to move into a third-round tie for the lead with Bill Haas at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. Haas saw his overnight four-shot advantage eroded as Mickelson carded five birdies to move to 12 under. Hunter Mahan and Bubba Watson were another shot back after both sank eagles at 18, while rookie Jhonattan Vegas was alone on nine under.
  • 'MDF' designation draws the ire of players at Sony ( Hawaii Golf )

    01/16/2011 4:06:34 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    ESPN ^ | January 16, 2008 | Bob Harig
    MDF: The New Golf Disease. The terminology is new to fans and players alike. And judging by all the noise coming from Hawaii, it is not very popular. If you happened to come across the designation "MDF" well down the list of names through 36 holes of the Sony Open over the weekend, don't feel bad for not knowing what it meant. Many of the PGA Tour players affected didn't, either. The letters stand for "made [cut] didn't finish" and it altered the weekend plans of 18 players in the Sony field who were given credit for making the 36-hole...
  • WAS TIGER WOODS THE “POLITICALLY CORRECT” CHOICE FOR THE RYDER CUP?

    09/12/2010 11:14:31 AM PDT · by MostlyAnti-Lib · 107 replies · 1+ views
    09-12-10 | mostlyanti-lib
    Should Tiger be included on the Ryder Cup Team? Is he a former PGA phenom? Without question. Did he have an exceptional 2010 season? No, he had a decidedly lackluster 2010 season. Was he the first African-American golfer to achieve superstar status and retain it over several seasons? Aha! I think that could be the key! When we put together an Olympic hockey or soccer team, we don’t select a player who is the first Croatian-American who plays a mediocre hockey or soccer game, and who happens to be grappling with some emotional problems. No, we go for the guys...
  • Woods Plays His Best Round of the Year (let the womanizing commence)

    08/26/2010 9:52:37 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 11 replies
    AP via ABCNews.com ^ | 08/26/2010 | DOUG FERGUSON
    New Tiger shows at Barclays; Woods shoots 65 in 1st tournament since his divorce Tiger Woods finally looked like the No. 1 player in the world. In his first tournament since his divorce, Woods played by far his best round of the year Thursday at The Barclays, missing only one fairway and two greens in a round of 6-under 65. It was his lowest round of the year.
  • Elin Nordegren Speaks: 'I Feel Stronger Than I Ever Have'

    08/25/2010 7:11:36 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 53 replies · 1+ views
    People.com ^ | 08/25/2010 | Sandra Sobieraj Westfall
    Her divorce is final and she's ready to talk. Elin Nordegren breaks her nine-month silence in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE magazine. "I have been through the stages of disbelief and shock, to anger and ultimately grief over the loss of the family I so badly wanted for my children," she says in the magazine's latest issue, out just days after her split from Tiger Woods was made official.
  • Elin Nordegren -- The $100 Million Woman

    07/02/2010 2:04:48 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 19 replies
    TMZ.com ^ | 07/02/2010 | Staff
    TMZ has learned ... Elin Nordegren will walk away from her marriage with Tiger Woods with approximately $100 million. As one source with direct knowledge of the terms of the divorce tells TMZ, "She'll be getting close to $100,000,000." There have been reports Elin would score $750 million, but we have confirmed that figure is wrong. Indeed, as we first reported, Tiger is not even worth $750 million. We're told his net worth is somewhere between $500 and $600 million.
  • Porn star Devon James claims Tiger Woods is father of her 9-year-old child

    06/16/2010 8:00:26 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 25 replies · 1,779+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 06/16/2010 | Joanna Molloy
    It's open season on Tiger Woods. As the disgraced golfer took to the links Tuesday at the U.S. Open, one of his mistresses claimed she has been caddying around his love child for nine years. And renewed reports emerged about another paramour's claims that she, too, bore a Tiger cub. Adult film actress Devon James, 29, claims Woods is the father of her son, Austin T. James - whose middle initial is a secret tribute to the golfer she loved.
  • Golf fan Tasered, arrested at Players Championship

    05/08/2010 10:34:39 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 103 replies · 1,528+ views
    The Dailiy Caller ^ | 05/08/10 | Staff
    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 36-year-old man attending the second round of The Players Championship was subdued by a Taser on Friday. Travis Parmelee, of Jacksonville, was charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest without violence, said St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Dave Messenger. Messenger said course marshals notified officers that Parmelee was yelling at players and being belligerent near the 11th hole. Officers responded and attempted to calm Parmelee down, but they said he became more combative. They tried to take Parmelee into custody, but he resisted and was Tasered once. “He was at the point...
  • Over Ills, Phil Swallows Quail Hollow (Mickelson tells funny joke)

    04/30/2010 8:50:32 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 3 replies · 571+ views
    Golf Fanhouse ^ | 4-30-2010 | Mick Elliott
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Things didn't look so good for Phil Mickelson earlier this week when he was forced to withdraw mid-round of Wednesday's pro-am play at the Quail Hollow Championship. Preparing for his first tournament appearance since winning a third Masters Green Jacket three weeks ago, golf's favorite player -- no longer is it worth debating -- was on the sixth hole when he became ill.
  • Friend says Michael Jordan made Tiger Woods into a serial cheater

    03/31/2010 11:14:58 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 11 replies · 989+ views
    FoxNews.com/411 ^ | 04/01/10 | Staff
    Apparently Tiger Woods has an alibi for his serial infidelities. Michael Jordan made him do it! At least that's what his former adviser is told Vanity Fair in a 14-page expose on Woods' women. "I told him, 'Stay away from that son of a bitch [Jordan], because he doesn't have anything to offer to the f- - -ing world in which he lives except playing basketball, which he did yesterday,' " lawyer John Merchant said. Woods did not listen, and one of the most unbelievable cheating scandals in recent memories followed. Vanity Fair talked to (and took pictures of) several...
  • Caddie says he’s angry at Tiger over scandal

    03/04/2010 12:42:50 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 25 replies · 694+ views
    NBCSports.com ^ | 03/04/10 | Steve McMorran
    Williams says he knew nothing about affairs, is mad about media reaction. WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Tiger Woods’ caddie said he knew nothing about the golfer’s extramarital affairs and was angry with him over the scandal. Steve Williams told TV3’s “60 Minutes” program Wednesday that he also is bitter at the reaction toward him from the media and members of the public. “It’s been the most difficult time of my life, no two ways about it, because every single person believed that I should know or did know or had something to do with it,” Williams said. “I knew nothing,...
  • Tiger Woods' Apology Not Convincing: Where's Apology for Media and His Mistresses?

    02/21/2010 6:03:42 AM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 34 replies · 892+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | Feb. 21, 2010 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    I have to admit while watching Tiger Woods' highly anticipated mea culpa last Friday, I quickly lost interest. It was evident Woods was reading from a script and his apology lacked sincerity. In fact, I wish Tiger had my number because I could have written a more believable speech for a fraction of the cost he must have paid some high priced pr firm who didn't really get the job done. The operative question is: What was Woods apologizing for? The answer to this question is simple. Woods couldn't come back to the PGA without some kind of admission of...
  • Tiger’s caddie says he won’t allow heckling

    02/20/2010 7:47:11 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 54 replies · 1,620+ views
    AP via MSNBC ^ | 02/20/10 | Staff
    Williams says he wants to make sure Woods has a ‘level playing field’. SYDNEY - says he won’t tolerate any heckling of his star player whenever the world’s No. 1 golfer returns to competition. Woods on Friday apologized for cheating on his wife, Elin, and said he’s unsure when he’ll return to golf. Woods indicated that he could make his return sometime this season.
  • Why now? Players react to Woods’ plans (Ernie Els & others displeased)

    02/18/2010 11:14:02 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 43 replies · 1,178+ views
    GolfWeek ^ | Jeff Rude
    MARANA, Ariz. – Tiger Woods isn’t playing the WGC-Accenture Match Play, a tournament he has won three times, but his presence is being felt here. Like a dark cloud in Arizona sunlight. In mid-December, Accenture dropped Woods as a commercial spokesman. Wednesday, the Woods camp dropped this little diversionary bombshell on the first day of Accenture’s PGA Tour event: Woods will be seen and heard Friday for the first time since his sex scandal began unfolding at Thanksgiving and led to his indefinite leave from golf. Woods will appear in an ultra-controlled setting, in line with his modus operandi of...
  • Time for tame Tiger Woods to say sorry and begin rehabbing image before rejoing [sic] PGA

    02/18/2010 7:46:11 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 35 replies · 923+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 02/18/10 | Mike Lupica
    When Tiger Woods sits down in Florida Friday with "friends, colleagues and close associates," he won't really be there to make amends, as his agent suggested Wednesday. Woods will be coming back to launch a new, 2010 version of Tiger Woods, the same as if he were launching this year's version of his video game. Woods doesn't want to take questions, so he won't, because he's still Tiger Woods. But all husbands caught cheating - just once - probably wish they could find this soft a place to land. The agent, an overbearing and wildly overrated huckster named Mark Steinberg,...
  • Tiger Woods slated to 'make a shock return' to upcoming golf tournament following sex rehab stint

    02/03/2010 3:04:01 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 42 replies · 926+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/03/10 | Staff
    Tiger Woods could be out of sex rehab and back on the links in two weeks, an Australian newspaper reported Wednesday. Woods is "poised to make a shock return to competitive golf" in the upcoming Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona, according to the Herald Sun of Melbourne, which did not cite a source. The top spokesman for the PGA Tour would not confirm the Herald Sun story. "We have no comment," Ty Votaw said. Still, if true, this would mark the first time Woods competed in a golf tournament since the sex scandal that ruined his good-guy reputation exploded...
  • John Daly performs U-turn over 'quit' comments (he quits, he doesn't quit...who knows)

    01/31/2010 2:58:48 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 3 replies · 371+ views
    BBC ^ | January 29, 2009 | Staff
    John Daly has insisted he is not quitting golf, despite claiming that he was "done" with the game on Friday. After missing the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego, Daly told the Golf Channel: "I'm done... I can't play like I used to." However, 24 hours later the two-time major winner said on Twitter: "I'm not retired and never said I was retiring. "The interview caught me after a tough two days and much frustration. All my sponsors want me to continue to play." The American, who shot rounds of 79 and 71 this week at Torrey...
  • Tom Watson Says Tiger Woods Needs to Stop Swearing and Throwing Clubs in Public - Video 1/29/10

    01/29/2010 2:10:41 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 51 replies · 1,368+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 29, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of a news interview that golfing legend Tom Watson did where he was asked to comment on Tiger Woods and the controversy swirling around him. Watson is asked about Woods, and said he thinks he will "probably be back sometime this year after he gets his personal life in order." Watson offered some frank and mature advice to Tiger Woods about his on and off the course behavior: It's bad for our game. It's something he needs to get control of and a handle on and make some amends and show some humility to the public when...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Tiger Woods Mistress Will Claim He Had Gay Romps In Tell-All Book

    01/07/2010 9:00:52 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 94 replies · 4,159+ views
    Radaronline.com ^ | 01/07/10 | Staff
    One of Tiger's many mistresses, Loredana Jolie Ferriolo, is penning a tell-all book about the golf ace and claims that she witnessed him in gay encounters RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively that Loredana has claimed she saw Tiger having sexual relationships with other men. That shocking twist is something no other mistress has claimed and there has been no proof. But Loredana recently attempted to sell her story for $1 million and graphically described group sex that included incidents of Tiger with other men, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively. Loredana says she is planning to spill all about how she and Tiger...
  • Woods voted top athlete of the decade

    12/16/2009 7:26:21 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 146 replies · 3,885+ views
    AP ^ | 12/16/09 | AP
    Tiger Woods has been voted Athlete of the Decade by members of The Associated Press, his 10 years of incomparable golf outweighing nearly three weeks of a salacious sex scandal. Just like so many of his 64 victories worldwide and 12 majors dating to 2000, it wasn't much of a contest. Woods received 56 of the 142 votes cast by AP member editors. More than half of the ballots were returned after his Nov. 27 car accident which set off the sensational tales of infidelity that have tarnished Woods' image. Lance Armstrong, a cancer survivor who won the Tour de...
  • Shark to Tiger: Sometimes, you get eaten

    12/11/2009 7:27:23 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 18 replies · 1,069+ views
    CBSSPORTS.com ^ | 12/10/09 | Steve Elling
    Greg Norman, a former world No. 1 who has felt both the embrace of adulation and the cold slap of criticism from the golfing public, weighed in on the Tiger Woods affair on Thursday. Speaking to the Golf Channel at the Shark Shootout in Naples, Fla., he says Woods is a public figure who was hoisted into an exalted position by millions of fans, and as such, must thus endure the scrutiny when things go sideways. “I hope Tiger sorts these issues out,” Norman told the network Thursday. “Things like that should stay behind closed doors, but then again we...
  • Fellow PGA Pros Speak Out On Tiger Woods: 'A Phony And A Fake'

    12/10/2009 3:37:05 PM PST · by Steelfish · 125 replies · 3,641+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | December 10, 2009
    Dec 10, 2009 Fellow PGA Pros Speak Out On Tiger Woods: 'A Phony And A Fake' Jay Busbee This is how bad it's getting for Tiger Woods: even his fellow pros are now starting to speak out against him. First it was Jesper Parnevik expressing his frustration and disappointment, saying he "probably thought [Woods] was a better guy than he is." But Parnevik's outrage is understandable, given that he was the one who initially introduced Elin Nordegren to Tiger Woods. Now, however, two players with no apparent direct connection to the scandal are taking their shots at Tiger. Ben Crane,...
  • State backed Tiger, rebuffed cop’s subpoena plea

    12/07/2009 3:10:51 PM PST · by GOPsterinMA · 76 replies · 2,193+ views
    www.bostonherald.com ^ | Monday, December 7, 2009 | Edward Mason
    A bid by Florida cops to probe whether Tiger Woods mixed a powerful potion of painkillers, sleeping pills and booze before he crashed near his home was rejected by a Sunshine State district attorney, according to a newly disclosed document. The report states Woods had access to the sleeping medicine Ambien and the painkiller Vicodin. The state attorney for Orlando, Fla., brushed off a subpoena request by the Florida Highway Patrol to obtain blood tests from Health Central Hospital, where Woods was taken after the Nov. 27 crash, according to the subpoena request obtained by the Herald.
  • Fourth Tiger Woods mistress Jamie Jungers emerges

    Sex addict golfer had 18-month affair with golf fan's girlfriend and trawled Las Vegas clubs picking up blondes Sex-mad Tiger Woods cheated on wife Elin with a fourth ­mistress - Jamie Jungers - the Sunday Mirror can reveal. The predatory golfer had been ­married just nine months when he seduced 26-year-old model Jamie, above, at a Las Vegas party. Over the next 18 months they met for sex in his California pad surrounded by wedding ­pictures of shameless Woods and his new bride. The revelation comes as sources in Vegas, where Woods lived a parallel life of sex and sleaze...
  • 4th Alleged Tiger Woods Mistress Lawyers Up (Oh boy)

    12/04/2009 11:01:19 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 52 replies · 2,632+ views
    TMZ.com ^ | 12/05/09 | Staff
    Another woman is coming forward claiming she had a long-term affair with Tiger Woods ... and to prove she means business, she's already hired herself a lawyer. TMZ has learned the alleged mistress -- that's number four on your scorecards -- claims this relationship didn't originate in Vegas, it started near Tiger's home in Orlando. The women -- a former VIP cocktail server (sounds familiar) -- has hired Orlando attorney Michael O'Quinn to address the media with her story very soon.