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By Jeff Shain | March 17, 2011
The way Tiger Woods sees it, the makeover is no more radical than a baseball player showing up with a new batting stance. Hands high, hands low. Upright or hunched, open stance or closed. Same instrument, different style. Cal Ripken Jr. 's many stances never endured such scrutiny whenever he went 1-for-14 in a weekend. Then again, the insight Woods offered last week had the effect of hearing David Ortiz was being converted to a singles hitter. "I have to change everything," Woods said in one of his more unguarded revelations.
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January 29, 2013
Yes: PGA Championship Teddy Greenstein Chicago Tribune He showed us power. He showed us touch. The only winning trait Tiger Woods didn't have at Torrey Pines was patience. He got frustrated Monday when the tortoises in front of him caused his round to take nearly four hours. Four hours for 11 holes. Woods is impatient. He has not won a major since he limped to a playoff victory at the 2008 U.S. Open. Last year he teased us time and again. He won two weeks before the Masters.
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January 26, 2011
No aura in new era Jeff Shain Orlando Sentinel No matter how much his game returns to form, Woods isn't going to resurrect those six- or seven-win seasons of the golden era. If there's one thing the world has discovered in the past 14 months, it's that he's not bulletproof. One need only look as far back as Woods' final round of 2010. Before the detour into Scandalville, a four-shot lead with 18 holes to play would have sent the trophy engraver home early.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2012
It has taken three years, a stretch of time when their career arcs crisscrossed, when their successes and failures were dissected like frogs in a high school biology class, when they seemed to share little except the same swing coach. Such is the way things have gone for Hunter Mahan and Tiger Woods since the final round of the 2009 AT&T National. The last time the tournament was held here at Congressional Country Club, Woods appeared invincible, recovered from a serious knee injury and in the midst of another dominating season.
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March 10, 2011
DORAL, Fla. — Tiger Woods often says he needs more work, getting additional reps with a golf swing he's changing from driver to putter. Yet his schedule hasn't added one stop since his return from a scandal-induced hiatus 11 months ago. The reason: Family time. Or at least a single father's time with his kids. "I have a family," Woods said succinctly when the topic was broached after this morning's practice round at the TPC Blue Monster. "I'm divorced. If you've been divorced with kids, then you would understand.
SPORTS
January 29, 2013
Yes: PGA Championship Teddy Greenstein Chicago Tribune He showed us power. He showed us touch. The only winning trait Tiger Woods didn't have at Torrey Pines was patience. He got frustrated Monday when the tortoises in front of him caused his round to take nearly four hours. Four hours for 11 holes. Woods is impatient. He has not won a major since he limped to a playoff victory at the 2008 U.S. Open. Last year he teased us time and again. He won two weeks before the Masters.
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By Jeff Shain | July 21, 2011
Dynasties eventually crumble. The Romans left some spectacular ruins, but ruins nonetheless. Ottomans are relegated to the furniture gallery. The Mings, the Greeks, the Mayans … the Celtics, the Yankees, the Fighting Irish. The framework crumbles. Key personnel depart. Success gets taken for granted. It happens in history, it happens in business, it happens in sports. It even happens to Tiger Woods. With the departure of caddie Steve Williams, another piece fell off the infrastructure that helped build a dynasty unseen in golf.
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April 12, 2011
Short game lacking Teddy Greenstein Chicago Tribune Tiger Woods is halfway back. Swing instructor Sean Foley can go ahead and puff out his chest because Woods' long game is world-class again. The wild misses are gone, and the A-plus swings — such as his 212-yard approach to No. 15 on Sunday — have returned. All that's missing now is the same thing that drove Johnny Miller mad — dominance on the greens. Woods three-putted Augusta National's greens six times; that's six more than during his transcendent victory in 1997.
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By Teddy Greenstein, Tribune Newspapers | June 13, 2011
Bubba Watson can't help himself. He knows only one way to answer questions, and that's to utter the first thing that pops into his head. After he completed a morning practice round Monday at Congressional Country Club, he was asked if he had enjoyed seeing anything particular on the golf course. "The clubhouse," he replied. "I'm gonna eat lunch. " Watson also didn't give the conventional answer to the question dogging American golfers: Why can't any of them win a major?
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By Jeff Shain | March 24, 2011
It used to be the one segment of a Tiger Woods round that fans could disregard. Whenever Woods stood over an 8-foot par putt, there was a sureness the ball would find its way into the hole. Rush over to the next tee box and stake out a prime viewing spot. Get up from the TV and grab another beer. Now, fans are more compelled to watch. One just doesn't know. True, the waywardness Woods sometimes has found off the tee while reconstructing his swing under Sean Foley can be a source of amusement.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2012
- When Tiger Woods broke a 2 - 1/2 year drought without an official PGA Tour victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March, it didn't come down to a crucial putt as in 2009. Woods, much like he did when he was the most dominant player on the planet, won by five shots. When Woods backed up that win with another at the Memorial Tournament last month, matching host and fellow legend Jack Nicklaus for second place behind Sam Snead with 73 PGA Tour victories, it was a miraculous chip-in from the 16th green that Sunday which pushed him into the lead.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2012
BETHESDA - A victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March seemed to signal Tiger Woods' return to a short list of the world's best golfers. His five-shot win was reminiscent of what Woods had done for more than a decade - right down to the signature fist pump. That victory - his first in 2 ½ years on the PGA Tour and his 72nd overall - seems almost as distant as his last major championship, nearly four years ago at theU.S. Open. The win has been quickly overshadowed by what has been the worst three-tournament stretch of Woods' legendary career.
NEWS
By Jeff Shain | July 21, 2011
Dynasties eventually crumble. The Romans left some spectacular ruins, but ruins nonetheless. Ottomans are relegated to the furniture gallery. The Mings, the Greeks, the Mayans … the Celtics, the Yankees, the Fighting Irish. The framework crumbles. Key personnel depart. Success gets taken for granted. It happens in history, it happens in business, it happens in sports. It even happens to Tiger Woods. With the departure of caddie Steve Williams, another piece fell off the infrastructure that helped build a dynasty unseen in golf.
SPORTS
By Teddy Greenstein, Tribune Newspapers | June 13, 2011
Bubba Watson can't help himself. He knows only one way to answer questions, and that's to utter the first thing that pops into his head. After he completed a morning practice round Monday at Congressional Country Club, he was asked if he had enjoyed seeing anything particular on the golf course. "The clubhouse," he replied. "I'm gonna eat lunch. " Watson also didn't give the conventional answer to the question dogging American golfers: Why can't any of them win a major?
SPORTS
April 12, 2011
Short game lacking Teddy Greenstein Chicago Tribune Tiger Woods is halfway back. Swing instructor Sean Foley can go ahead and puff out his chest because Woods' long game is world-class again. The wild misses are gone, and the A-plus swings — such as his 212-yard approach to No. 15 on Sunday — have returned. All that's missing now is the same thing that drove Johnny Miller mad — dominance on the greens. Woods three-putted Augusta National's greens six times; that's six more than during his transcendent victory in 1997.
SPORTS
By Jeff Shain | March 24, 2011
It used to be the one segment of a Tiger Woods round that fans could disregard. Whenever Woods stood over an 8-foot par putt, there was a sureness the ball would find its way into the hole. Rush over to the next tee box and stake out a prime viewing spot. Get up from the TV and grab another beer. Now, fans are more compelled to watch. One just doesn't know. True, the waywardness Woods sometimes has found off the tee while reconstructing his swing under Sean Foley can be a source of amusement.
SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2012
BETHESDA - A victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March seemed to signal Tiger Woods' return to a short list of the world's best golfers. His five-shot win was reminiscent of what Woods had done for more than a decade - right down to the signature fist pump. That victory - his first in 2 ½ years on the PGA Tour and his 72nd overall - seems almost as distant as his last major championship, nearly four years ago at theU.S. Open. The win has been quickly overshadowed by what has been the worst three-tournament stretch of Woods' legendary career.
SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2012
- When Tiger Woods broke a 2 - 1/2 year drought without an official PGA Tour victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March, it didn't come down to a crucial putt as in 2009. Woods, much like he did when he was the most dominant player on the planet, won by five shots. When Woods backed up that win with another at the Memorial Tournament last month, matching host and fellow legend Jack Nicklaus for second place behind Sam Snead with 73 PGA Tour victories, it was a miraculous chip-in from the 16th green that Sunday which pushed him into the lead.
SPORTS
By Jeff Shain | March 17, 2011
The way Tiger Woods sees it, the makeover is no more radical than a baseball player showing up with a new batting stance. Hands high, hands low. Upright or hunched, open stance or closed. Same instrument, different style. Cal Ripken Jr. 's many stances never endured such scrutiny whenever he went 1-for-14 in a weekend. Then again, the insight Woods offered last week had the effect of hearing David Ortiz was being converted to a singles hitter. "I have to change everything," Woods said in one of his more unguarded revelations.
SPORTS
March 10, 2011
DORAL, Fla. — Tiger Woods often says he needs more work, getting additional reps with a golf swing he's changing from driver to putter. Yet his schedule hasn't added one stop since his return from a scandal-induced hiatus 11 months ago. The reason: Family time. Or at least a single father's time with his kids. "I have a family," Woods said succinctly when the topic was broached after this morning's practice round at the TPC Blue Monster. "I'm divorced. If you've been divorced with kids, then you would understand.
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