Tiger Woods had two double bogeys and a triple bogey on the back nine for a 44, and he did that without a penalty shot.
Nicklaus only has to look at some of the clashes on the PGA Tour in recent months to see how far golf has come since he was in his prime. That’s not necessarily a good thing.
Woods responded Wednesday on Twitter, saying the remark was “wrong, hurtful and clearly inappropriate.”
Golf’s governing bodies approved a rule Tuesday that outlaws the putting stroke used by four of the last six major champions, a move opposed by two major golf organizations that contend long putters are not hurting the game.
Locally, the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez (out until after the All-Star break) came in at No. 9 and the Mets’ Johan Santana (out for the season) came in at No. 13. Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (out until after the All-Star break) is No. 19.
Tied with Garcia with two holes to play, Woods won by finding land on the last two holes for par to close with a 2-under 70.
Swedish rookie David Lingmerth emerged from the storm clouds to take the lead Saturday in The Players Championship.
The 2013 Masters will be remembered for a variety of crazy storylines. But the positive ones will prevail, thanks to Adam Scott and Angel Cabrera.
A Masters that began so swimmingly for Tiger Woods effectively ended late in the second round, when his near-perfect wedge struck the flagstick at No. 15.
Brandt Snedeker and Angel Cabrera were tied for the lead after the third round of the Masters, a Saturday that will be remembered for Tiger Woods’ penalty.
A controversy involving the top-ranked player in the world turned what should have been a calm, lovely morning into an ugly one and took attention away from third round play.
Woods, who finished Day 2 at 3-under-par, will move down to 1-under on the big board, five strokes out of the lead.
Dustin Johnson and Freddie Couples are the two Americans who stole the early headlines.
Sergio Garcia had an enjoyable day on a course that’s never been one of his favorites. Now comes the hard part: holding it together for another three days.
Woods was the overwhelming favorite coming into the tournament, and that didn’t change after he opened with a 70.