[ad_1] The men's Olympic golf tournament is still six months away, but Americans, including Tiger Woods, trying to grab one of the four spots available in the 60-player field are already in an intense battle to get to Tokyo, where the competition begins on July 30 at Kasumigaseki Country Club.Here are some key facts and dates as they relate to making the 2020 Olympic tournament:How many players will the U.S.
[ad_1] SAN DIEGO -- While competing in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines on Sunday, a shaken and subdued Tiger Woods was unaware that Kobe Bryant had died.The news of Bryant's reported death broke while Woods played the front nine, and his caddie, Joe LaCava, learned of the accident but decided not to tell his boss, waiting until after he walked off the green to share the news.Bryant and
[ad_1] SAN DIEGO -- It has been seven years since Tiger Woods last won at Torrey Pines, and the results since that eighth professional victory on the shores of the Pacific have been mixed; he has never been in contention coming down the final nine holes.Sunday presents Woods' his best chance, although he has quite the climb to the top, with 12 players in front of him as he sits
[ad_1] SAN DIEGO -- Phil Mickelson called the concept of a new professional golf tour that would bring together big names with huge purses "intriguing,'' adding that he is "curious'' about what the Premier Golf League is putting together.Several players and agents have been approached by the league about participating, according to Geoff Shackelford, a Golf Channel analyst who reported earlier this week that multiple sources said the idea of
[ad_1] SAN DIEGO -- The putting stroke he lost somewhere between the practice green and the first tee eventually returned, but not until after Tiger Woods four-putted the first green for a shocking double-bogey 6 on Friday at Torrey Pines.Woods recovered to shoot 1-under-par 71 on the South course to finish in a tie for 17th through 36 holes of the Farmers Insurance Open in his first start of 2020.
[ad_1] SAN DIEGO -- The season began for Tiger Woods in October, the first time he's ever taken part in the PGA Tour's fall wraparound schedule. But getting to Torrey Pines is where the new year truly begins for Woods, and it doesn't hurt to get off to a good start.There were a few shaky moments Thursday during the opening round of the Farmers Insurance Open, but generally it was
[ad_1] Now that all your (our?) New Year's resolutions have officially been discarded, why not start a new list of things we want from golf, hope from golf -- oh, and also the things we are terrified to see in golf -- in 2020?Sounds fun, right?So just a warning: My inspiration for this year's set of predictions came after Ricky Gervais' performance at the Golden Globes. So hold on tight
[ad_1] NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. -- There is not much vanity on display in the Nicklaus home, the one that overlooks a pool and Lake Worth Lagoon, a waterway to the Atlantic Ocean and where the most accomplished golfer in the game's history has resided since 1970.Jack Nicklaus moved here just after he won The Open that year over Doug Sanders in a playoff at St. Andrews, where he flung
[ad_1] SAN DIEGO -- Tiger Woods is set to begin the 2020 part of his PGA Tour schedule this week at the Farmers Insurance Open, looking to keep the momentum going after an impressive conclusion to 2019.Ranked sixth in the world, Woods, 44, won the Zozo Championship in Japan, finished fourth at the Hero World Challenge, then led his U.S. Presidents Cup team to victory at Royal Melbourne, going 3-0
[ad_1] PGA TOUR FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN Site: San Diego. Course: Torrey Pines GC South (Yardage: 7,698. Par: 72) and North (Yardage: 7,258. Par: 72). Purse: $7.5 million. Winner’s share: $1.35 million. Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-7 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, noon-2:45 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (CBS). Defending champion: Justin Rose. FedEx Cup leader: Justin Thomas. Last week: Andrew Landry won The American Express. Notes: Tiger Woods makes his 2020 debut at