Masters seems a bit empty without Tiger

Apr 10, 2014

Masters seems a bit empty without Tiger

The legends usually fade away gracefully here, part of the reason why the absence of Tiger Woods at the Masters seems so jarring. He wasn’t at the Champions Dinner Tuesday night, won’t be on the first tee Thursday morning. Someone else will be putting ...

Tiger to miss Masters after surgery on back

Apr 2, 2014

Tiger to miss Masters after surgery on back

Tiger Woods chose surgery to heal his ailing back over a quest for another green jacket, announcing Tuesday that he will miss the Masters for the first time in his career. Woods said on his website that he had surgery Monday in Utah for ...

Steady Reed mimics Tiger in win at Doral

Mar 10, 2014

Steady Reed mimics Tiger in win at Doral

He wore black pants and a red shirt, his Sunday colors. He took a lead into the final round, quickly expanded it with a pair of birdies and then relied on his short game to keep everyone chasing him. He even played it safe ...

Reed leads at Cadillac; Tiger 3 back

Mar 9, 2014

Reed leads at Cadillac; Tiger 3 back

Patrick Reed had a 3-under 69 in tamer conditions to take a two-shot lead on Saturday into a Cadillac Championship final round that will prominently feature Tiger Woods for the first time this year. Reed rolled in a 40-foot eagle putt on No. 8, ...

Henley wins playoff; Tiger pulls out

Mar 3, 2014

Henley wins playoff; Tiger pulls out

Russell Henley chipped in for birdie and then hit into the water on his next shot for double bogey. He watched Rory McIlroy throw away a lead with a double bogey and a bogey, only to stand over a 12-foot eagle putt on the ...

McIlroy retains lead; Tiger fires 65

Mar 2, 2014

McIlroy retains lead; Tiger fires 65

Rory McIlroy did just enough to keep the lead in the Honda Classic with a 1-under 69, giving him a two-shot lead on Saturday and a chance to win on the U.S. PGA Tour for the first time in 18 months. McIlroy avoided a ...

McIlroy takes initiative in Honda first round

Feb 28, 2014

McIlroy takes initiative in Honda first round

On the course where Rory McIlroy first rose to No. 1, he looked as if he might be headed in that direction again on Thursday. McIlroy swung freely and walked briskly on his way to a 7-under 63, with birdies on the last two ...

Woods gets into Masters mind set

Feb 27, 2014

Woods gets into Masters mind set

The PGA Tour season began five months ago. The new year is two months old. And yet there’s something about the Honda Classic that makes Tiger Woods and a collection of stars feel as though it’s all about to get under way. “I think ...

Feb 1, 2014

McIlroy leads in Dubai

Golf Rory McIlroy hit wedge into 5 feet for birdie on the 18th hole for a 2-under 70 to regain the outright lead in the Dubai Desert Classic on Friday. The chief challenge for McIlroy came from an American — but it wasn’t Tiger ...

Jan 26, 2014

Tiger misses cut

Tiger Woods was right. The South Course at Torrey Pines is playing about as tough as it did for the U.S. Open in 2008. But that’s the only similarity. Woods won that U.S. Open. He won’t even have a tee time in the final ...

Johnson uses late surge to claim win over Tiger

Dec 9, 2013

Johnson uses late surge to claim win over Tiger

The storybook ending at Sherwood had every element a golf fan could want — Tiger Woods with a commanding lead before a record crowd, clutch shots that kept getting better with every hole and a finish no one saw coming. Zach Johnson never looked ...