News for Wednesday, September 30, 2009



With that $1 billion, Tiger could buy a lot of tigers

Tiger Woods’s $10 million FedEx Cup bonus put him over the $1 billion career earnings mark (including prize money, appearance fees, endorsements, bonuses and his golf course design business), according to a Sept. 29 report on

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ESPN’s ‘Bodies’ issue not Tiger’s style

Big breaking news here: The Oct. 19 “Bodies” issue of ESPN the Magazine will not feature Tiger Woods – at least not without clothes on.

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Norman has surgery on right shoulder

Greg Norman is expected to wear a sling at next week’s Presidents Cup after undergoing an arthroscopic procedure on his right shoulder Wednesday at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, according to a release on his Web site.

Johnson set to defend Fall Series opener

Dustin Johnson loves the forecast for the Turning Stone Resort Championship: Rain on three of the next four days.

Navistar LPGA Classic will return

The Navistar LPGA Classic, which begins Oct. 1, will return for a fourth year, the LPGA has announced.

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California golf associations duke it out

Over the last 110 years, the Southern California Golf Association has built itself into one of the largest, most esteemed golf associations in the country. And now it suddenly has a rival, writes James Achenbach. Meet the California State Golf Association.

From whom would you rather get a putting lesson?

Last week, of course, could have been called Putting Tip Week on the PGA Tour. Sean O’Hair got a putting tip from Tiger Woods and contended. Phil Mickelson won after getting a putting lesson from Dave Stockton.

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Commentary: Did you forget? It’s Race to Dubai time

Padraig Harrington rest after the FedEx Cup playoffs? Come on now. It’s Race to Dubai time, writes Alistair Tait. You didn’t forget, did you?

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Commentary: Hate to be Rude: A FedEx Cup full of thoughts

What do Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Kenny Perry, Jerry Rice, white belts, range balls, Dwight Eisenhower, Babe Ruth and the Chicago Cubs have in common? They’re all mentioned in this column. Jeff Rude explains.

Silly Season is upon us

Opened the front door of the house this morning just outside Orlando and it was cool and crisp, a perfect 68 degrees. A sign that finally, autumn is here!

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Commentary: Dollars makes sense as FedEx Cup ends

Tiger Woods might be tired after playing four tournaments in five weeks, but his bank account sure is feeling fine. Jim McCabe explains.

Mickelson signs on for Singapore Open

Phil Mickelson will play in next month’s Singapore Open.