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Notah Begay has been hanging with Tiger Woods, says he's not ready

Notah Begay has been practicing with Tiger Woods in Florida. Here's what he had to say about the Big Cat's golf game.<p>Notah Begay will never be …

Should Tiger Woods skip the Masters?

The opportunities for Tiger to put a scare into Jack Nicklaus’ majors record continue to shrink, but unless he’s ‘tournament-ready’ in three weeks, Woods should probably miss his second straight Masters.<p>Tiger Woods had the golf world on the edge of its collective seat on Friday as he waited until …

Tiger Woods' Rapid Decline Is Not as Shocking as It May Seem

Link to Media<p>In a matter of just four years, Tiger Woods went from winning eight PGA Tour events between 2012 and 2013 (which earned him a PGA Tour Player of the Year award in 2013) to having difficulty rolling his ball onto the green from 15 feet away in 2015.<p>This collapse that Woods has …

Tiger Woods Injury: Latest News on Star Before 2015 Arnold Palmer Invitational

Tiger Woods won't play in the 2015 Arnold Palmer Invitational, an event he's won a record eight times, as he attempts to rediscover his elite form. The 14-time major champion is focused on getting his game ready for the Masters.<p>Woods announced the decision not to play at Bay Hill on his official …

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Tiger Woods running out of time to show he can return for Masters

Even at this, one of the highest-profile events on the PGA Tour, discussion – or occasional whisper – relating to a man who is not playing has seemed relentless. There is good reason. With the Masters on the horizon, it remains a matter for debate whether or not Tiger Woods will declare himself …

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Woods is 'eager to get back'

Former world number one Tiger Woods expects to be challenging for a place on the US team for next year's Ryder Cup, according to skipper Davis Love III.<p>Love has been in regular contact with Woods and was not ruling him out, despite his current struggles with fitness and form.<p>Woods, who had back …

'I'd shift [Tiger Woods] into reverse as quickly as I could'

<i>Stories of interest you might have missed…</i><p>Cameron McCormick, the only instructor Jordan Spieth has ever had, is an Australian who came to the U.S. to play college golf for Texas Tech and stayed on. In this first-person story in Australian Golf Digest, McCormick opines on a number of things, …

Would Tiger Woods playing in the Masters help Rory McIlroy?

Former European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has an interesting — though possibly misguided — take on what would help Rory McIlroy in his quest to win the Masters and complete the career grand slam: Tiger playing in the Masters.<p><i>McIlroy at the Els for Autism fundraiser last week (Getty …

Bob Vokey on Tiger's short game: 'He'll figure it out'

ORLANDO - Counting Tiger Woods among the best three wedge players he has ever seen and worked with, Titleist club designer Bob Vokey said Woods will never regain the short game proficiency he displayed more than a decade ago.<p>But Vokey predicts that he will get close to that level. And that would be …

Is Tiger Woods really "lost?" 6 prominent theories about his current struggles

Everyone has a theory about why Tiger Woods is struggling so much with his game, and on Tuesday, Sean O'Hair added his name to that not-so-exclusive list. Rather than briefly explain what he said -- in short, that he was "lost" -- we thought it would be more useful to compile a list of the most …

Fitness Friday: Wind (don't turn) when you take the club back

When it comes to the backswing, "turn" is a bad word, says Golf Digest Teaching Professional David Leadbetter (@davidleadbetter). It leaves golfers with the impression that all they have to do is take the club back with their bodies and arms and they've made good backswing. "I like to think of the …

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You probably didn't notice: The one part of Rory McIlroy's game that's really holding him back right now

Coming off a win and a runner-up on the European Tour to start 2015, Rory McIlroy's performance on the PGA Tour's Florida Swing was a bit disappointing. McIlroy missed the cut at the Honda Classic and had T-9 and T-11 finishes at Doral and Bay Hill, where he was never a factor on either Sunday.<p>The …

3 videos from Jordan Spieth that explains how to hit 30-, 40- and 50-yard pitch shots

With prime golf season fast approaching, it's time to start thinking about the parts of your game that weren't so hot last season. Chipping and pitching is an obvious area of concern for many, but don't worry, Jordan Spieth has you covered. American golf's golden child shot some videos with …

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Not Even Injuries Can Slow Aaron Rodgers, Packers

Aaron Rodgers was playing in pain Sunday, but the Green Bay Packers made the proper adjustments to cater the game plan for their injured quarterback as they locked up the NFC North title with a 30-20 win over the Detroit Lions.<p>Everyone could see that Rodgers was limited in his movement during the …

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Trojans in the NFL: Clay Matthews sets the pace for the Packers

Green Bay PackerslinebackerClay Matthewsset the tone early when he sacked quarterbackMatt Staffordin the first series of a 30-20 victory over theDetroit LionsatLambeau Field.<p>The former USC standout made two tackles for losses and deflected a pass as the Packers clinched the<p>NFC Northtitle.<p>Reggie …

Packers' Young Defenders Finally Clicking with Capers' Complex Defense

If you would have told Green Bay Packers fans after a 1-2 start that not only were the Packers going to finish with a first-round bye in the NFC playoffs, but that Dom Capers' defense was going to thrive down the stretch, they would have thought you were insane.<p>Capers, Green Bay's defensive …

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Packers Offensive Line Proves to Be Super Bowl-Caliber

The time has come for the Green Bay Packers' offensive line to be considered among the NFL's very best.<p>Any sliver of doubt about the caliber of the five men protecting quarterback Aaron Rodgers and opening holes for running back Eddie Lacy has been squashed over the second half of the 2014 season, …

Aaron Rodgers is NFC offensive player of the week for fourth time in 2014

AP<p>Quarterback Aaron Rodgers gave the Packers a scare last Sunday when he was forced out of the game after aggravating a calf injury late in the first …

Micah Hyde is the NFC special teamer of the week

AP<p>Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers wasn’t the only Green Bay player recognized by the league for his efforts against the Lions last Sunday.<p>Micah …

Green Bay Packers: Gutsy Effort Shows Why Aaron Rodgers Is Best QB in NFL

It is always said that the great players come out in big games. Well, if that’s the case, then Aaron Rodgers is definitely a great player.<p>On Sunday, playing against the division rival Detroit Lions with a first-round bye on the line, it took a gritty effort by Rodgers to clinch the NFC …

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Aaron Rodgers gets treatment on calf

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Aaron Rodgers might have only one full-fledged practice to get ready for the Green Bay Packers' NFC divisional playoff game on …

Packers promote Eliot Wolf to director of player personnel

AP<p>Eliot Wolf got a job with the Packers right out of college, and he looks like he’ll be staying in Green Bay for a long time.<p>The Packers announced …