In the spring of 2014 Tiger Woods was at work on the range around the back of his house, practising his short game like always. Days earlier he had shot a 78 on the final day of the Cadillac Championship, the worst fourth-round score of his life. His back had been spasming but he felt he had to get out and exercise. He stroked a flop shot over a bunker and the minute he had finished the swing he fell down flat on his back, overcome with a pain so severe that he could hardly breathe, let alone get back on his feet. He was out of hearing distance and he did not have his mobile phone on him, so there was nothing he could do but lie there and wait for someone to come. It was his seven-year-old daughter, Sam, who found him. “Daddy,” she said, what are you doing lying on the ground?” “Sam, thank goodness you’re here,” he told her. “Can you go tell the guys inside to try to get the cart out to help me back up?” “What’s wrong?” … [Read more...] about Was Tiger Woods’s Masters win the greatest comeback in sporting history?
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It is highly rare for those defeated to take such joy from the identity of the winner. That Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler, Xander Schauffele, Bubba Watson, Ian Poulter, Brooks Koepka, Bernhard Langer and Adam Scott stood to shake the hand of a victorious Tiger Woods as he headed to sign his Sunday scorecard at Augusta National proved a sign of things to come. The world’s leading players lined up to pay tribute to Woods as he donned a Green Jacket for a fifth time. “Couldn’t be happier for him, what a great day for golf,” said Rory McIlroy. Woods owes McIlroy and co a debt of gratitude as well. As the now 15-times major champion began his journey back towards tournament golf, following a fourth back surgery, Florida’s young professional golf contingent were a constant source of encouragement. Woods regularly played practice matches with them as he sought to ascertain whether his body would allow him to be competitive again. “It’s … [Read more...] about Tiger Woods’s peers all agree his return to the top is great for golf
CARY, N.C. (Reuters) - Matching or breaking the record for career major titles might just be a bridge too far for Tiger Woods, said his former mentor Mark O’Meara, who nevertheless hoped Woods will prove him wrong. FILE PHOTO: Tiger Woods tees off the 9th hole during the final round of the Zozo Championship, a PGA Tour event, at Narashino Country Club in Inzai, Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, Japan October 27, 2019, in this photo released by Kyodo. Kyodo/via REUTERS With 15 major championships, Woods is three short of the mark held by Jack Nicklaus, and at age 43 is battling ‘Father Time’ in his quest to catch the Golden Bear. A decade ago it seemed a formality that Woods would overtake Nicklaus, but injuries and scandal were followed by a decade-long drought that only ended when he won the Masters in April. “Do I think he’s going to catch Jack’s record? Personally, I don’t, but I’d love to see it happen, love to see him win … [Read more...] about Eighteen majors a bridge too far for Woods says mentor O’Meara
'The Politician,' also starring Ben Platt, Zoey Deutch and Jessica Lange, eviscerates the absurd lengths the .001 percent will go to stay on top — and the writers even predicted the college cheating scandal: "It is about the ugliest thing someone of means can do." Midway through the first episode of Ryan Murphy's debut Netflix series, The Politician, Ben Platt's Tracy Flick-esque character finds out he's been wait-listed at Harvard, his dream school and an essential pit stop on his meticulously plotted journey to the White House. He's venting to his adoptive mom, played by Gwyneth Paltrow, who's wearing a bright-red Carolina Herrera gown as she cuts the roses in their sprawling, perfectly manicured California garden, about how unfair it is that his considerably less impressive older brothers got in. "Well," says Paltrow, matter-of-factly, "your father and I bought their way in." At first, the line seems like a playful nod to the college admissions cheating scandal, the … [Read more...] about Wealth, Privilege and Gwyneth Paltrow: How Ryan Murphy’s First Netflix Show Takes Down Trump-Era Entitlement
Donald’s Trump’s boast about winning 18 club championships is a lie that’s so over-the-top Crazytown it loses all credibility among golfers the second it’s out of his mouth. To double check, I called the only guy who could come close: George “Buddy” Marucci, of Philadelphia. Like Trump, Marucci belongs to more clubs than you can fit in your bag. Like Trump, he’s in the right age bracket, at six years younger than Trump. Like Trump, he’s got all the money he needs to play as many club championships as he can fly to. Unlike Trump, he’s as fine a golfing businessman as you can find. Marucci took 19-year-old Tiger Woods – 24 years his junior – to the last hole of the 1995 US Amateur before finally losing. So, Buddy Marucci, do YOU have 18 club championships? “Ha!” he laughed. “No way. I have a few, but nowhere near that many. It’s hard to win a club championship. I might have eight. Tops.” This … [Read more...] about Commander in cheat? Donald Trump’s 18 golf tournament wins examined