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Woods Cruises to First-Round Victory

(Newser) - Eight months after his last tournament, Tiger Woods looked as though he'd never been away. Woods made a triumphant return to golf today in the Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona with a spectacular start that showed golf what it had been missing for 253 days. Woods defeated Brendan Jones... More »

... And He's Back

(Newser) - Tiger Woods is back on the fairway and back in competition. Wearing his trademark white "TW" golf cap and swinging easily, the world's No. 1 player teed off today at the Accenture Match Play Championship near Tucson, Ariz. His first drive found the fairway. It's Woods' first tournament competition... More »

Golf Looks for a Tiger Bailout

Sport struggles economically without its biggest star

(Newser) - Professional golf is looking to Tiger Woods’ return today as a stimulus package for the sport, which has seen recession undermine sponsorship deals and Woods’ 8-month absence siphon off fans, USA Today reports. Even fellow competitors are juiced ahead of the Match Play Championship outside Tucson, Ariz. “He’s... More »

Everyone, Even Tiger, Is Watching That New Knee

Golf great is optimistic about return, but no more sure than the rest of us

(Newser) - As Tiger Woods returns to golf today after an 8-month hiatus, the big question is how his surgically repaired left knee will hold out, the Miami Herald reports. If the injury that had plagued him for years is really fixed, could Tiger’s swing become even more fearsome? “I’... More »

Tiger Welcomes Baby No. 2

Baby boy born yesterday

(Newser) - Tiger Woods missed the Buick Invitational for the first time in 11 years yesterday—and instead celebrated the birth of his second child, a son, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Woods was also on the scene when his daughter, Sam Alexis, was born in 2007. Woods and his wife, Elin,... More »

Lucky No. 17 Gets Tiger Into Match Play Final

Clutch birdie putt sets up all-US championship with Cink

(Newser) - Tiger Woods lucky number has been 17 all week. It paid off again today when he sank a crucial birdie on No. 17 to beat defending champion Henrik Stenson 2-up in the World Golf Championship's Match Play Championship. Woods moved on to tomorrow's final against Stewart Cink, who beat Justin... More »

Woods Survives 20-Hole Battle with Baddeley

Tiger reaches Match Play quarterfinals with clutch birdie putt

(Newser) - Aaron Baddeley made Tiger Woods beat him, and as usual the world's No. 1 player was up to the challenge. Woods had 12 birdies on 20 holes as he outlasted Baddeley today to reach the quarterfinals of the World Golf Championship's Match Play Championship, reports the Associated Press. "It... More »

Els Scores Record 7th Win at UK Tourney

'Putter stayed hot' as he beat Cabrera despite back pain

(Newser) - Ernie Els scored a record seventh victory at the World Match Play Championship today in Wentworth, England, pocketing £1 million and jumping from third to first on the European Order of Merit, AFP reports. “It’s absolutely a dream come true,” Els says. “In my wildest... More »

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