IS THE TIGER IS ABOUT TO ROAR?

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A wave of excitement has hit the city of Greensboro, NC as Tiger Woods made his way to town for the Wyndham Championship at the Sedgefield Country Club. Woods, who entered Saturday with a share of the lead with Jason Gore, is now 2 strokes behind Gore. Ina statement, Woods had the following to say: “I need to go out there tomorrow and make a run and get myself up there and make some birdies,” Woods said. “There’s a bunch of guys … at 13 [under]. There’s a whole slew of guys at 12, 11, 10 [under]. Anybody can make a run and shoot the score Jason and Jonas [Blixt] did.”

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Tiger is in a position to win his first PGA Tour event in more than two years. This is Woods’ event of the year and one that he must win or at least tie for second to qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs. If current projections hold true, Woods would have to place at least 2nd to make it to the Barklays next week.  I really hope to update this post with a win for Tiger Woods.  Thanks to loyal reader LD for sending me a few of the pictures he took while attending yesterday.

 

NO LOVE LOST

I found this article on eurweb.com and I thought it was so silly and childish. In the article Charles Barkley talks about how his friendship with Tiger Woods is over. Barkley indicates that he has not talked to Woods in at least a couple of years and has no idea what is going on. Wait, what??? Barkley sounds like a little high school girl who is talking about an ex-boyfriend. Real friends sometimes go through things and need their own space. Does that mean that they are no longer friends? No. Additionally, was the friendship conceived because someone wanted to be close with the #1 golfer in the world? And… what male “friend” gets in the media and talks about “we’re no longer friends”? Tiger has his career on his mind and apparently has no time for this “high school girl”.
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*Charles Barkley’s friendship with Tiger Woods is over.

When asked if he’s still friends with Woods, the basketball icon, who was co-hosting with Mike Missanelli on 97.5 The Fanatic in Philly on Friday, told the caller that despite what used to be a fairly close relationship, he and Woods are no longer friends

“We’re not friends anymore,” Barkley answered.

As for when the friendship ended, that’s up for speculation. According to larrybrownsports.com, Barkley and Woods may have called it quits on their friendship in 2009, around the time of Wood’s infamous sex scandal. In 2011, Barkley admitted to Mike Lupica that he hadn’t spoken with Woods in two years.

“You think you’re friends with a guy. You talk to him once a week for 15 years. You’re like, this dude is my friend, we do things, we have fun together,” Barkley said at the time. “I haven’t talked to him in two years and I’m wondering what the hell is going on.”

During that same interview, Barkley dismissed talk of him and Michael Jordan corrupting Woods while stating they had no idea the golf pro was cheating on his wife

During Friday’s radio show, Barkley offered a look inside Woods’ personality after Missanelli admitted his dislike of Woods. In Missanelli eyes, the golfer removes himself from society.

“Well I think that when you’re as great as he has been, and this probably is a negative at some point, like he was so consumed with being the greatest golfer ever, he wasn’t a very sociable guy,” Barkley explained. “Even when he was a friend of mine, he wasn’t a very sociable guy. He just had a one-track mind. He just wanted to break Jack Nicklaus’ record.”

From there, Barkley offered his opinion on some things Woods needs to consider.

“Golf is just a game. Your life don’t suck. … But I think when you put yourself in that situation where your whole life revolves around how you’re doing on a golf course, you’re gonna develop a negative attitude to a certain degree, instead of saying, ‘I’ve actually got it pretty good,’” Barkley stated. “It’s like people who say I never won a championship. I understand that. I accept that. But it ain’t like I’m sitting around saying, ‘Oh my God, my life sucks. This is so miserable.”

Read more at http://www.eurweb.com/2014/07/charles-barkley-says-friendship-with-tiger-woods-is-over/#M7qVuPgXEh4RelQX.99

BACK IN THE WOODS

Tiger Woods is in the news again. This time it is not because of his accomplishments but because his niece, Cheyenne Woods, has just won the Australian Ladies Masters. I guess this is her way of carrying on the family name. Check out the story below.
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According to the Associated Press:
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Cheyenne Woods won the Australian Ladies Masters on Sunday for her first major professional tour victory, holding off 17-year-old Australian amateur Minjee Lee by two strokes.
The 23-year-old Woods, Tiger Woods’ niece, closed with a 4-under 69 at Royal Pines to finish at 16-under 276. Lee also shot 69 in the event sanctioned by the European and Australian tours.
Woods birdied the par-5 15th to open a two-stroke lead, hitting a wedge from about 120 yards to 4 feet. On the par-5 18th, she matched Lee with a birdie, holing out from 1 1/2 feet.
”This is a huge accomplishment for me,” Woods said. ”The European Tour has been great to be able to play this past year. I’ve been able to see all of these great players, play with Solheim Cup members … to be able to come out here and compete with them and come out on top was huge for me.”