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How to qualify for the U.S. Olympics golf team and Tiger Woods’ chances of making it

[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.
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Tiger Woods calls Kobe Bryant’s death ‘one of the most shocking, tragic days’

[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
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Phil Mickelson ‘intrigued’ by idea of star-driven global tour

[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
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Tiger Woods shoots 71 despite 4-putt; Phil Mickelson misses cut at Torrey Pines

[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.
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From Tiger Woods to Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy, what will happen in golf in 2020 according to The Caddie

[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
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Jack Nicklaus at 80 — The Golden Bear on life, majors and not slowing down

[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
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Tiger Woods heads into 2020 debut without a ‘lot of dusting off’

[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
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A glance at the week ahead in golf

[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