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Long Island golf courses and golfers mixed with a splash of PGA and other pro tours.

Tiger texted Steve, still `at peace' with firing

            JOHNS CREEK, GA.—Tiger Woods said he texted Steve Williams to congratulate his former caddie on carrying for Adam Scott’s win on Sunday. But he didn’t say a heck of a lot more than that.            Woods decidedly steered away from the controversy over his firing...

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Tiger's front nine: Not good, could've been worse

        By almost any measure, Tiger Woods' early front nine today was not good. He was 1 over. But I say "almost." The truth is, he could have been worse; worse than making the turn at even.

        He went 0-for-7 in fairways hit (and missed the fairway on No. 10 for good measure, before finally hitting the fairway...

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Early tee times at Bridgestone Saturday

     The usual late-afternoon tee times will be scrapped tomorrow at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. A bad forecast for the afternoon in Akron has prompted tournament officials to announce that everyone will tee off between 7 and 9 a.m.

       Both the first and 10th tees will be used to start golfers, who will go out in threesomes, rather...

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Tiger's putter balks, he drops a shot

AKRON, OHIO—Other guys would be satisfied just to be here, playing in an exclusive tournament after having missed nearly three months to an injury. To that, Tiger Woods said, “I’m not other guys.”            He is not in the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational for exhibition purposes. Even though he showed...

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Atwal starts strong, tip fromTiger helped

            AKRON, OHIO—Arjun Atwal, the former Long Islander, had a solid first round in the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational: 2 under par. Only he knows how close he came to having a terrific round.            Atwal, the native of India who went to Clarke High School...

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Tiger has a quiet practice round

Tiger Woods got through his first nine holes of practice at Firestone Country Club with no problems. His left leg seemed to give him no problems, walking or swinging. It was hard to draw any conclusions from his play. His tee shots went left, but not wild enough to go into the trees.

The most intriguing part about it was the scene. It was unusual, to say the least. There are no spectators...

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Tiger Woods to return at Firestone

Tiger Woods

(Credit: Getty Images)

Tiger Woods will be back next week.

He announced on his website Thursday that he will play in the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. It will be his first competition since May 12, when he withdrew from The Players with what were diagnosed as knee and Achilles injuries.

Woods has since said he would not return until he felt 100...

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