Archives for: December 2006

Tiger Woods and wife Elin expecting first child

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Tiger Woods and wife Elin announced that they are expecting their first child, according to Mark Soltau at GolfDigest.com. It will be the first child for Woods, 30, and the former Elin Nordegren, who turns 27 on Jan. 1. The couple were engaged in Nov… more »

Tiger Woods will skip Mercedes-Benz Championship; Palmer and Ali honorary captains at the Orange Bowl

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FedExCup or no, Tiger Woods has announced he will be skipping the PGA Tour's opening tournament in 2007, as he will not play in the Mercedes-Benz Championship. Woods, who also skipped the Tour Championship, said he didn't feel he had time to get his game… more »

PGA Tour pays tribute to President Ford; Adam Scott to be hot in 2007

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The PGA Tour released yesterday a warm tribute to U.S. President and golfer Gerald Ford, who died Tuesday at 93 years old. Ford developed into something of an ambassador to the game of golf … "In addition to all his well-documented public accomplish… more »

Michelle Wie supports S. Korea in race to host 2014 Winter Olympics

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Michelle Wie is aiming to give South Korea a boost in its bid for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Wie, whose parents are Korean, will be an honorary ambassador for the country's bid to host the Games at the Pyeongchang ski resort. South Korea, which lost an ea… more »

Gulbis to lead Fiesta Bowl Parade; Ernie Els takes aim at Tiger

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LPGA Tour star Natalie Gulbis will be able to add parade grand marshal to her resume in a couple days. Gulbis, who had seven top-10 finishes this season, has been chosen as the grand marshal of the 36th Fort McDowell Fiesta Bowl Parade, held Dec. 30 in P… more »

U.S. President, golf ambassador Gerald Ford dies

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U.S. President Gerald Ford died today at the age of 93. Aside from becoming President during a tumultuous time in U.S. history, Ford's was both an ambassador for the nation, as well as for the game of golf. "Ford was a fantastic athlete who starred on… more »

Tiger Woods named AP's male Athlete of the Year; Ochoa gets women's award

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Putting another feather in his cap after a brilliant 2006 campaign, Tiger Woods was named the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year. Woods outdistanced San Diego Charger running back Ladanian Tomlinson for the honor ... Despite taking time off fol… more »

Howell to cut back European schedule in 2007; Nick Price commits to three Champions Tour events

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English golfer David Howell recently announced he will play fewer events next season because of a hurt back. This means fewer appearances in Europe, something the European Tour can't be too happy about. Howell got off to an impressive start in 2006, winn… more »

Michelle Wie accepted at Stanford; writers pick Woods, Ochoa, Haas as players of the year

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Making good on one of her promises, 17-year-old Michelle Wie has been accepted to Stanford and said she would enroll in the Fall. "No one really believed me," Wie told the Associated Press. "Now that I got into Stanford ... it was one of my dreams, an… more »

Tiger caps 2006 season with Target World Challenge win; Els gets first 2006 victory at South African Open

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Tiger Woods went into the final round of the Target World Challenge yesterday one stroke behind U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy, but the world's No. 1 golfer shot a 6-under-par 66 to defeat Ogilvy by four shots in the end. The win tops off a tremendous y… more »

Geoff Ogilvy on top at Target as Tiger trails; Lexus Cup goes to Asia

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Geoff Ogilvy shot a 67 to take a one-shot lead going into the final round of the Target World Championship. The U.S. Open champ has a one-shot lead over second-round leader Tiger Woods, after the shot a 70, along with Chris DiMarco (68). ... On the Eu… more »

Tiger the host with most at Target World Challenge while Els lurks in South Africa

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Tiger Woods has a one-shot lead after shooting his second consecutive round of 68 at the Target World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Woods, the host of the event, used two long birdie putts to hold the lead over first-rund le… more »

Stenson ahead at Target World Challenge; Els in four-way tie at South African Open

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Henrik Stenson jumped out to an early lead at the Target World Challenge yesterday, shooting a 6-under-par 66. Tiger Woods and U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy shot a 68, followed by John Daly with a 69 … Ernie Els is in a four-way tie for the lead a… more »

Tiger hosts Target World Challenge; Arizona police seize stolen golf clubs

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World No. 1 Tiger Woods hosts the Target World Challenge this week. The 16-player field at the event, the final tournament of the year in the U.S., primarily comprises players from outside the U.S., showing the strength of international golf … Autho… more »

Woods is PGA Tour player of the year; Casey wins 2006 European Tour Golfer of the Year

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Tiger Woods won his eighth PGA Tour player of the year award yesterday. Woods, who took a two-month break from the tour this season to mourn the death of his father, won eight events. No other player has won the PGA Tour player of the year award, created… more »