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Tiger Is No. 1 for 1st Time Since 2010

Golfer wins Arnold Palmer Invitational, retakes top rank

(Newser) - Maybe it's the luck of Lindsey ? Tiger Woods is back to No. 1 in the world with a game that looks as good as it ever has. He last held the top rank in 2010. Woods tied a PGA Tour record today by winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational... More »

Sergio Garcia Takes Crazy Shot —From a Tree

Because just taking a drop is entirely unexciting

(Newser) - Faced with a ball that landed in a tree, Sergio Garcia today did what pretty much no golfer would do, ever: As Business Insider reports, he climbed about eight feet up, found his balance, then hit the ball behind him with a one-handed shot that earned him a roar from... More »

Tiger's New Record: $100M in Winnings

Woods becomes first golfer to top that mark

(Newser) - Things appear to be back on the upswing for Tiger Woods: Yesterday, he became the first golfer to make more than $100 million in US PGA Tour winnings over the course of a career. He crossed that line after bringing home $544,000 by finishing third at the Deutsche Bank... More »

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 »

After 30-Month Dry Spell, Tiger Wins PGA Tour Event

It's his first PGA Tour victory since his 2009 sex scandal

(Newser) - Tiger Woods finally brought the buzz back to the very thing that made him famous—winning. Two weeks after another injury scare, and two days before his former coach's book goes on sale , Woods looked dominant as ever today in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. It was his first PGA... More »

Tiger Returns to Golf, Gets Hot Dog Thrown at Him

Man, 31, arrested for disturbing the peace

(Newser) - Tiger Woods was back on the green yesterday playing his first tournament in seven weeks, but he didn’t make headlines because of his performance. No, he finds himself a newsmaker because of the hot dog that got thrown at him. Woods was standing over a putt at CordeValle in... More »

Tiger Plays Worst-Ever Round at PGA

He may not even make the cut tomorrow

(Newser) - Tiger Woods may be back in the game, but he’s not on his game. Woods suffered his worst round ever at the PGA Championship, struggling to 7-over-par 77. Much of his game was spent in water and on sand, with three double-bogeys and five bogeys, the AP reports. “... More »

Golf's Seve Ballesteros Dead at 54

Golfer succumbs to brain cancer, 'mulligan of my life'

(Newser) - Seve Ballesteros, a five-time major champion whose passion and gift for imaginative shot-making invigorated European golf and the Ryder Cup, has died from complications of a cancerous brain tumor. He was 54. A statement on Ballesteros' website early today said the golf great died peacefully at 2:10am local time,... More »

Sleepy Golfer DQ'd for Missing Pro-Am Tee Time

Jim Furyk blames cellphone alarm for tardiness

(Newser) - Jim Furyk is the most newsworthy golfer of the day— sorry, Tiger —for something he didn't do: show up for his pro-am tee time. The third-ranked player's cellphone died overnight, and with it, his alarm, reports the Newark Star-Ledger . He overslept, but not by much, and was just 5... More »

Tiger Fails to Make Cut at PGA Event

After 4th-place Masters finish, Woods fires a 79

(Newser) - In his second tournament back from self-imposed exile, Tiger Woods missed the cut at the Quail Hollow Championship today, shooting a 79 to finish the first two rounds 9 over. It's just the sixth time in his pro career he has failed to advance to weekend play, the Charlotte Observer... More »

Practice Round With Tiger Awkward: Fellow Pro

Ben Curtis said Woods seemed nervous, played OK

(Newser) - A recent practice round with Tiger Woods proved awkward, a fellow pro golfer says—with Woods seeming nervous to be playing with a PGA Tour colleague for the first time after months of rumor and scandal. “He was a bit rusty,” 2003 British Open champ Ben Curtis said... More »

John Daly Tweets Sportswriter's Cell Number

Tells fans to 'flood his line'

(Newser) - John Daly, outraged over a Florida Times-Union article yesterday, published the cell phone number of the journalist who wrote it on Twitter. “Call and flood his line and let’s tell him how we feel,” he urged his followers. He then sent two more tweets complaining about the... More »

PGA Faces Life Without Tiger

Tour forced to sell sponsorships at cut rates

(Newser) - As the PGA Tour season gets under way, it has become painfully clear how important Tiger Woods has been to his sport. With the megastar conspicuously absent, the Tour has been struggling to sell sponsorships and attract ratings. Three of this year's events still lack a corporate sponsor, and the... More »

Don't Bring 'Circus' to Course, Player Warns Tiger

Woods should air laundry in another forum first: Geoff Ogilvy

(Newser) - Tiger Woods had better not come back to the golf course without making some kind of public appearance elsewhere first, warns a fellow pro who doesn’t want the media crunch. “I think he should come out [of hiding] away from a golf course, one, out of respect for... More »

Tiger Woods Planning Spring Comeback

Golfer will return to the green just as soon as sex rehab ends

(Newser) - Get ready for the Tiger Woods comeback, coming to a golf course near you this spring. A source tells Radar that’s when Woods plans to return to the PGA tour, when his sex rehab program is over—but it remains to be seen whether he’ll be ready for... More »

Maybe Tiger's Had a PR Plan All Along

The golfer's handling of his infidelity scandal may not be so bad

(Newser) - Tiger Woods, so talented at the game of golf, seems to know nothing about the game of PR: He’s hopelessly bungled this whole infidelity scandal—or has he? Though his strategy might not be obvious to all, Simon Dumenco sees a method to the madness, and outlines Tiger’s... More »

Tiger Woods Will Take 'Indefinite' Break From Golf

Citing 'infidelity,' sport's top competitor says he wants to mend fences

(Newser) - Tiger Woods is taking an indefinite leave from professional golf to work on saving his family, he said this evening in a statement posted on his Web site. In the post, Woods used the word "infidelity" for the first time since his Nov. 27 car accident unleashed a scandal.... More »

Hot Rumor: Tiger's Cheating

Lots of web, tabloid smoke on this one

(Newser) - Low-level buzz on the Internet has it that Tiger Woods is cheating on his wife of 5 years, with Media Take Out reporting that the National Enquirer is going public with details of the golfer’s relationship with one Rachel Uchitel. Nothing online yet from the Enquirer , which, to remind... More »

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 »

Mickelson's Wife Diagnosed With Cancer

He pulls out of 2 tournaments

(Newser) - Phil Mickelson has left the PGA Tour after learning that his wife, Amy, has breast cancer. She's scheduled for major surgery within 2 weeks, Bloomberg reports. The No. 2 golfer in the world had been scheduled to start play in the Byron Nelson Championship tomorrow in Irving, Texas, and defend... More »

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