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Tiger Woods' 74th Win Bests Jack Nicklaus

Only Sam Snead has had more career wins than Woods

(Newser) - With his 74th PGA Tour win yesterday at the AT&T National, Tiger Woods moved ahead of Jack Nicklaus for second-most tour victories, reports the New York Times . Only Sam Snead has more, with 82 wins. The victory was Woods' third this year. The first in March broke a 30-month... More »

Why Tiger's Career Is Officially Kaput

Stick a fork in him ... he's done

(Newser) - Tiger Woods didn’t win a major this year, and he'll "never win another major championship again," posits Drew Magary in New York . Five reasons why Tiger Woods is finished:
  1. There is no point: The point was to smash Jack Nicklaus’ record to "wild cheers," "
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Woods First Athlete to Bank $1B

On-course winnings, appearance fees, endorsement deals put him over the top

(Newser) - Tiger Woods is undoubtedly saving what room is left in his trophy case for the majors he needs to pass Jack Nicklaus, but his latest accomplishment doesn’t come with a trophy anyhow: He’s the first professional athlete to earn $1 billion, Forbes says. The magazine calculated on-course winnings,... More »

Austin Makes a Splash at 1st Presidents Cup

Hot-blooded golfer takes a dip, then comes through in the clutch

(Newser) - Playing in his first Presidents Cup, Woody Austin waded into a lake to try to play the ball he had hit there, and ended up following it into the water. The extremely competitive golfer, now dubbed "Jacques Cousteau" by US team captain Jack Nicklaus, crashed face-first into the lake... More »

Tiger Designing First Golf Course

Champ plans challenging game in Blue Ridge Mountains

(Newser) - Super champ Tiger Woods is ready to hit the greens again—this time with his first-ever design for a golf course. He's planning a whole new 18 holes on a scenic spread in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. Describing himself as a "minimalist," Woods said he'll rely on... More »

Tiger Woods Takes PGA

(Newser) - Tiger Woods collected his 13th career major by winning the PGA Championship on the steamy Southern Hills course in Tulsa today, scoring a 1-under 69 for a two-shot victory over Woody Austin. Woods was the first major champion in seven tries, Newsday reports,  to make a par on the... More »

Woods Catches Fire in Tulsa

Tiger storms into PGA lead with 7-under 63, tying record

(Newser) - In his last chance to win a major in 2007, Tiger Woods hit a record-tying 63 in yesterday's second round at the PGA Championship in Tulsa. He recorded eight birdies against one bogey and would have hit 62, a score never achieved in 403 Grand Slam events, had his 18th-hole... More »

Choi Takes First AT&T National

South Korean finishes 9 under in first run of Tiger's tournament

(Newser) - South Korean K.J. Choi shot a final-round 68 to win the first annual AT&T National tournament yesterday. Choi, fresh off his victory at the Jack Nicklaus Memorial five weeks ago, overcame Stuart Appleby's two-shot lead in the final round, capping his masterful play with a birdie from the... More »

Tiger Cub Is Already in the Zone—of Privacy

You're not likely to be seeing Sam Alexis caddying for dad.

(Newser) - When superstar golfer Tiger Woods became a first-time dad earlier this week, the news appeared on his website--absent any specifics about daughter Sam Alexis' height, weight, or time of arrival. It was par for the course for the notoriously private pro and his wife, Elin, who've been hounded by the... More »

Tiger Skips Paternity Leave, Eyes Carnoustie

New dad has five weeks to prepare for Scottish Open title defense

(Newser) - Golf's most famously competitive personality is unlikely to miss the next major title, despite a frustrating defeat at the US Open at Oakmont and the birth of his first child shortly thereafter. Tiger Woods had announced he might possibly miss an event pending the birth of his daughter, Sam, but... More »

Tiger Unopposed In Augusta

Mickelson has a better short game, but Woods is driving for Nicklaus

(Newser) - Few humans are likely to threaten Tiger Woods this week at The Masters in Augusta, concludes The Times's John Hopkins, with a muted hope that Phil Mickelson (last year's winner) may make things interesting.  However, Hopkins edges closest to the disappointing truth when he notes that the person most... More »

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