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Expectations getting higher as Tiger Woods gets older

More Sports / Golf Jan 22, 2020

Expectations getting higher as Tiger Woods gets older

The expectations seem to get higher even as Tiger Woods gets older. Isn't it supposed to be the other way around? Of course, it doesn't quell expectations when Woods is the Masters champion. Just the image of that red shirt under a green jacket was enough ...

Europe enjoying golden era

More Sports / Golf Oct 7, 2010

Europe enjoying golden era

NEWPORT, Wales — The Ryder Cup used to be the crowning achievement for European golf. Now it's gravy. From the balcony of the clubhouse at Celtic Manor, the Europeans sprayed champagne onto a delirious crowd Monday afternoon, stopping every now and then to chug some of ...

Golfers take aim at magic number

More Sports / Golf Aug 5, 2010

Golfers take aim at magic number

AKRON, Ohio — The PGA Tour used to be so hard that it was boring to play, much less watch. It was only three years ago at Firestone — Tiger Woods was the only player to break par that week — that Steve Stricker spoke ...

Scandal can't taint Tiger's dominance

More Sports / Golf Dec 15, 2009

Scandal can't taint Tiger's dominance

NEW YORK — To appreciate how fast and how far Tiger Woods has fallen is to understand what put him on such a pinnacle in sports. Woods put his name on every page of the PGA Tour record book with 10 incomparable years in golf. ...

More Sports / Golf Jan 28, 2008

Woods takes suspense out of Buick Invitational

SAN DIEGO — Break out the umbrellas for rain, and the white flags for Tiger Woods. Winning the Buick Invitational became a matter of when — not who — after Woods put on a clinic Saturday by hitting 17 greens in regulation, building an eight-shot ...