KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — A week into his job as the fourth PGA Tour commissioner, Jay Monahan is looking to broaden golf’s appeal. Whether that means a new schedule is too early to tell. Monahan said Saturday he was awake from 2 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. thinking about various challenges facing golf, though that was more a product of jet lag after getting to Hawaii for the PGA Tour’s opening two events of the year. He took over Jan. 1 for Tim Finchem, who oversaw two decades of international growth and exponential increases in prize money during a generation driven by Tiger Woods. The tour already is working on new television deals that expire in 2021, along with renewing the title sponsorship of the FedEx Cup that ends this year.What got his attention, however, was a trip to Silicon Valley last summer to meet with executives of Google, Facebook, Amazon, YouTube and Apple. “As much progress as we’ve made with our platforms, we weren’t moving fast enough. … [Read more...] about New PGA Tour commissioner looking for broader audience
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April 14 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods, who battled back from multiple surgeries and a personal scandal, completed a remarkable comeback to capture his fifth win in the Masters tournament Sunday at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. NFL players from around the league watched Woods' historic turnaround and showed the star golfer support on social media. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, much like the patrons at the event, was in disbelief about Woods' win.Can’t believe it man! 🐯🐯🐯 RELATED Masters 2019: Bettor wins $1.19 million on Tiger Woods' green jacket win— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) April 14, 2019 New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady, who won his fifth Super Bowl championship last season, joked about reaching Woods' career titles mark. Woods' win at Augusta National was his 15th career major title and first since 2008. After Sunday's victory, Woods trails only the legendary Jack Nicklaus, who has 18 career major … [Read more...] about NFL players react to Tiger Woods’ fifth Masters win
By Daniel TranIt’s been about five years since Tiger Woods graced the cover of EA Sports’ PGA Tour video game and many want him (and the game) back. Woods’ worst years are behind him, and his recent rise to relevance would be a perfect match for the game he helped make popular. However, with “The Golf Club 2019” already in production, EA has no reason to make a PGA Tour game anymore. What do you think? At its peak, “Tiger Woods PGA Tour” was one of the most successful EA Sports video games series ever. When the PGA Tour untapped EA Sports to make its game, the series made $771 million since 1999. With Woods out of his slump and contending in PGA Tour events, many want to see the franchise come back with him as the cover athlete again.Despite his recent struggles, Woods remains one of the most recognized athletes in the world. His win at the Tour Championship in 2018 only made people more intrigued about his performances. EA Sports and the PGA … [Read more...] about Should EA Sports bring back ‘Tiger Woods PGA Tour’?
With the 2018 Masters Tournament kicking off this week, Tiger Woods is making a much-anticipated return to the spotlight. With Woods back on the scene, many are wondering if he is here to stay. The 42-year-old pro golfer has been out of the game recently because of the back injuries that hurt him for a few years. Now that he seems fully recovered, Woods is coming in hot in the pro golf scene. While his professional golf career was on the rocks and on the path to retirement, Woods keeps his fans on his feet with his return. Coming in second in the Valspar Championship, Woods surprised the crowd, proving that he still has what it takes to compete. But this is not the first time that Tiger Woods has wowed the crowd. Through his 79 PGA Tour wins and 14 majors, it is easy to say that Woods was a force to be reckoned with. His returning performance is promising for Woods, but only time will tell. Whether he is here to stay or chooses to continue these guest appearances on the fairway, here … [Read more...] about Tiger Woods’ Comeback Tour: His Greatest Moments
Tiger Woods wins a golf tournament. Half a dozen words once uttered with seamless regularity had vanished from golf’s vernacular amid years of personal, physical and professional turmoil for arguably the finest player this sport has ever seen. History was made on Sunday evening on the outskirts of Atlanta as Woods – by two shots – delivered PGA Tour victory number 80. He was even cantering towards first place at the Tour Championship before a couple of late stumbles which ultimately proved immaterial. Thousands of fans swarmed the final fairway as Woods entered his victory march. Pictures and numbers endorse the scale of Woods’s latest triumph which, while not his best, is surely his most significant. In May last year, images of a woefully dishevelled Woods were beamed across the world following an arrest for driving under the influence. This marked a nadir amid recovery from a fourth back surgery which left onlookers to question whether Woods would ever play … [Read more...] about Tiger Woods claims Tour Championship for first victory in five years