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Woods off sidelines, signs up for double duty

Posted on: July 29, 2011 3:32 pm
 

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Looks like Tiger Woods, after sitting on the bench for most of the summer with injuries, plans to play in a golfing double-header right out of the chute.

Not only has Woods committed to play in next week's Bridgestone Invitational, he already has booked a spot the following week in the final major of the season, too.

A PGA of America official on Friday said that Woods has also committed to play at the PGA Championship, to be held Aug. 11-14 at Atlanta Athletic Club.

Woods finished T29 the last time the PGA was staged at AAC, when David Toms won by a shot over Phil Mickelson.

Woods, who has played only nine competive holes since finishing T4 at the Masters in April, has won the PGA title four times.

Woods announced on his website Thursday that he was returning to the game after a more than two-month layoff dating to his withdrawal after nine sloppy holes at the Players Championship in mid-May.

Category: Golf
Tags: pga, tiger woods
 
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Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2011 8:32 pm
 

Woods off sidelines, signs up for double duty

Kingston, who is the "balding, 270 pound slob" you referred to as the "alternative" to watching TW???  Could it be Rory?  or Rickie Fowler?  Hmm...maybe you're thinking about Kaymer, or Dustin Johnson?  Can you elaborate, so the rest of us know what the heck you're talking about???  BTW, if the guy you're talking about can shoot birdies, you're damn right I'll watch him play!  If a guy has game, who gives a hoot in hell what he looks like, or how much hair he has?  Maybe YOU do!



Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2011 7:52 pm
 

Woods off sidelines, signs up for double duty

Cubs, TW may play well, but "perform at the real TW level..." ???  That's not too likely given his long layoff and almost no practice.  That may be why he wants the tuneup first, and see how that goes.  He can always drop out of the PGA if things don't go well.  I'd  be amazed if he can play at a top level with no practice or play for the last 4 months.  It will be interesting to see what happens.



Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2011 6:39 pm
 

Woods off sidelines, signs up for double duty

I'm sure he's fully aware that he's got a lot of rust to shake off, and has no dreams of winning next week. But the rust has to come off sooner or later if he's going to become competitive again, so why not at a course where he's won 7 times before? One thing for sure, there will be twice the usual number of eyeballs glued to their TVs next week, for various reasons. That is, unless there are millions of viewers who prefer to watch a balding, 270 pound slob play golf. Maybe they do.



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2011 6:04 pm
 

Woods off sidelines, signs up for double duty

yeah and you are a saint. people who judge others are idiots. just saying
 



Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: July 29, 2011 5:22 pm
 

Woods off sidelines, signs up for double duty

Hey PGA ---  Better mow the rough down or Tiger might not last more than 9 holes...



Since: Jan 5, 2009
Posted on: July 29, 2011 5:12 pm
 

Woods off sidelines, signs up for double duty

 A real test for Tiger.  It is hard to imagine him playing at a high level after such a long layoff.  It certainly adds some intique to the PGA Championship.  Heck, he could completely bomb, or he could compete.  That's what makes it so interesting.  I doubt he will be a factor, but Tiger can't be ignored.  Good for gold that he is back.



Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2011 4:13 pm
 

Woods off sidelines, signs up for double duty

I think they will be watching, just like me, to hopefully see yet another meltdown.  I loved this guy for what he had and has done for golf, but he's getting what he deserves.....  Just sayin....



Since: Jan 14, 2009
Posted on: July 29, 2011 4:05 pm
 

Woods off sidelines, signs up for double duty

I love it. Hopefully hes really healthy this time and can perform at the real tiger woods level. Then I might be able to stop hearing all the tiger bashers on these forums. They'll secretly be watching just like me and loving it. Good Luck Tiger


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