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After getting off to a reasonable start for the second straight day at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods encountered a quandary. His tee shot on the par-3 eighth hole ended up ...(full article)

I'll never forget the first time I saw Tiger Woods hit a golf ball in the flesh. It was during the first round of the 1997 Masters. I had given up on him after he took 40 strokes t...(full article)

Tiger Woods is back playing competitive golf for the first time in over a year this weekend when he tees off in the Hero World Challenge! "Yay!" screams the gallery (in muted tones...(full article)

The Tiger Woods reinvention tour has finally begun, 15 months after his last real golf. Beginning what he calls "phase two" of his life and career, Woods made a freighted visit to ...(full article)

NASSAU, Bahamas -- The results will be analyzed and scrutinized, along with his swing, his short game and his putting. But it's no stretch to suggest that perhaps the biggest takea...(full article)

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