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Dec 5, 2014

Golf-Woods fights fever and form to shoot two-under 70

WINDERMERE, Florida, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Tiger Woods shook off the effects of a fever and caught fire on the back nine before a last-hole stumble as he shot a two-under 70 in Friday’s rain-interrupted second round of the Hero World Challenge.

“I wasn’t feeling my best, that’s for sure,” said Woods, who ran a temperature of 102 before the fever broke during the second round of his comeback from back injuries and the challenge of another swing change.

Dec 5, 2014

Woods fights fever and form to shoot par

WINDERMERE, Florida (Reuters) – Tiger Woods shook off the effects of a fever as he played the front nine in even par in Friday’s second round of the Hero World Challenge.

Woods, who shot an opening five-over-par 77 on Thursday in his first competition since August, had already sweated through his gray shirt as he stood on the first tee after politely declining to shake sponsors’ hands because he was afraid he was contagious.

Dec 5, 2014

Woods at a loss to explain first-round flop at Isleworth

WINDERMERE, Florida (Reuters) – Tiger Woods was at a loss to explain his latest struggles after an error-strewn return to competitive golf on Thursday at the Isleworth course he knows like the back of his hand.

The former world number one sputtered to a five-over 77 in the opening round of the Hero World Challenge that left the tournament host last in the 18-man field.

Dec 4, 2014

Golf-Woods struggles in return, Spieth leads at Isleworth

WINDERMERE, Florida, Dec 4 (Reuters) – Tiger Woods fizzled out in his return to competitive golf as a slew of miscues left him in last place after the opening round of the Hero World Challenge on Thursday, well back of leader Jordan Spieth.

Woods, who had not played competitive golf since the PGA Championship in August due to back troubles, struggled with all facets of his game en route to a five-over-par 77 that left him 11 shots back of rising American talent Spieth.

Dec 4, 2014

Woods shows his rust in return to competition

WINDERMERE, Florida (Reuters) – Tiger Woods has pronounced himself fit, but he did not appear ready quite yet as his rust showed on Thursday at the Hero World Challenge after a nearly four-month absence from competition.

Woods, who shut down his 2014 season in August after having back surgery and then further discomfort, was five-over and in last place after the first nine holes at his former home course of Isleworth in an 18-man event benefiting his foundation.

Dec 3, 2014

On the comeback, Woods has same expectations – win

WINDERMERE, Florida (Reuters) – Tiger Woods has not played competitively in nearly four months, but the injury plagued former world number one has not altered his mindset for this week’s Hero World Challenge event — win.

Winning is something Woods has not yet done this year, in a truncated season marked by back surgery in March and struggles after his attempted return that forced him to set aside his clubs after missing the cut at PGA Championship in August.

Dec 3, 2014

Golf – On the comeback Woods has same expectations — win

WINDERMERE, Florida, Dec 3 (Reuters) – Tiger Woods has not played competitively in nearly four months, but the injury plagued former world number one has not altered his mindset for this week’s Hero World Challenge event — win.

Winning is something Woods has not yet done this year, in a truncated season marked by back surgery in March and struggles after his attempted return that forced him to set aside his clubs after missing the cut at PGA Championship in August.

Dec 2, 2014

Four-time winner Conner not surprised at San Diego snub

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Four-time winner Dennis Conner, whose last triumph came on behalf of San Diego Yacht Club, was not surprised by the choice of Bermuda over the southern California city as venue for the next America’s Cup in 2017.

The shift to faster, foiling, wing-sailed catamarans sailing closer to shore for the benefit of spectators made putting the event in Bermuda a logical choice, the San Diego native said.

Dec 2, 2014

Tiger Woods looks to his youth for swing answers

By Larry Fine

(Reuters) – Tiger Woods pronounced himself fit for a return to competitive golf while acknowledging the ravages of age on Tuesday as he prepared to tee it up for the first time in nearly four months at the Hero World Challenge tournament.

Woods’ quest to surpass Jack Nicklaus’ record haul of 18 majors has been stalled at 14 since 2008 after a string of injuries and personal problems sent him off track.

Dec 2, 2014

Golf – Tiger Woods looks to his youth for swing answers

Dec 2 (Reuters) – Tiger Woods pronounced himself fit for a return to competitive golf while acknowledging the ravages of age on Tuesday as he prepared to tee it up for the first time in nearly four months at the Hero World Challenge tournament.

Woods’ quest to surpass Jack Nicklaus’ record haul of 18 majors has been stalled at 14 since 2008 after a string of injuries and personal problems sent him off track.