Woods on PGA Championship 2014: Valhalla Golf Club
Aug07

Woods on PGA Championship 2014: Valhalla Golf Club

Tiger Woods arrived in Valhalla Golf Club on Wednesday afternoon to get some practice rounds in before the big tee off today.  Woods described the pain that he was in at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational was not related to the previous back injury that made him miss  majors this year. “I felt pretty good about how I played and the shots I hit,” Woods said. “I have to get used to how this golf course is playing.” (ESPN.Go.Com) Woods was asked if he was free of pain and his response, “Pain-free, yes, except for the headache of talking to you guys.” “Woods had to be helped into a golf cart after he hit his tee shot on the ninth hole of the final round and had difficulty changing his shoes and getting into his courtesy car to leave. It put not only this week’s tournament but also the rest of the year in doubt. He traced the pain in his back to when he hit a shot from an awkward lie on the second hole at Firestone, and his momentum carried him back into a gaping fairway bunker. The force of the landing, he said, caused a problem he described as a sacrum bone being displaced. “Yeah, basically when I landed in the bunker, my sacrum went out,” he said. “So pinched the nerve, and hence the spasm. My physio put it back in, and we’ve just been treating it. “My physio is here,” he added. “If it does go out, he’s able to fix it. One of those things, again, I still need to build strength, still continue to get stronger. Just going to take more time.””...

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Woods Requested Extension for this Weeks PGA Championship: Tiger Woods

After Tiger Woods withdrew from last weeks WGC-Bridgestone Invitational due to a possible back injury, there are reports that he requested an extension for registration for this weeks PGA Championship. The deadline to register for this week’s tournament was Tuesday at 5pm.  He reached out, along with 5 others, to get an extension.  Woods is currently in Florida taking care of his back spasms that seemed to be the cause of sudden withdrawal last week.  Mark Steinberg, Tiger Woods manager, reported to Golf Channel on Tuesday. Tiger Woods has until opening round tee time on Thursday to register.  So, we will see what happens.  The future was looking gloomy was he left the course last week, but has given the public regained hope once again. “The PGA would be Woods’ fourth event since he underwent back surgery on March 31 and his last tournament to qualify for the Ryder Cup and perhaps the FedEx Cup playoffs, unless he were to add next week’s Wyndham Championship to his schedule in an attempt to make a postseason push.”...

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Weekend Recap on the Renamed Best Golfer: Rory McIlroy

After winning the Open Championship, Rory McIlroy has been renamed the best golfer in the world despite all the partying the 25 year old has been doing. “Well, maybe there was a bit of one when he posted “just” a 1-under 69 on Thursday – which was worse than some guy named Tiger Woods – but a 6-under 64 the next day put him in contention. That round was overshadowed by Sergio Garcia’s seven straight birdies to close out his Friday, but McIlroy stayed just as stellar with back-to-back 66s on the weekend. That score was five better than Garcia’s Sunday, giving McIlroy a two-shot victory, $1.53 million (which puts him just $765 short of Bubba Watson atop the PGA Tour season money list), and the world No. 1 ranking again.” (Back9Network.Com) Tiger Woods, had a hiccup and withdrew midway through his round on Sunday due to his back injury.  He could have earned some extra money and much needed points, but instead limped off the...

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