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Brentley Romine

Ever wanted to get a glimpse of Tiger Woods behind the scenes during a golf tournament? Well, thanks to Golf Channel and the Tiger Woods Foundation, you can with this five-minute video of Woods at the Hero World Challenge.

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Cheyenne Woods stands on the helipad for the Burj Al Arab Hotel, the world's third tallest hotel and located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Cheyenne Woods stands on the helipad for the Burj Al Arab Hotel, the world's third tallest hotel and located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

In 2004, Tiger Woods hit tee shots from the top of the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Ten years later, his niece, Cheyenne Woods, recreated the image atop the hotel's helipad.

The hotel, which was the world's tallest when Tiger hit his tee ball, is now the third tallest at 1,053 feet. Dubai boasts the five tallest hotels in the world.

“It’s even more unbelievable than I thought it would be," Cheyenne Woods said. "You hear stories and see pictures online and once you’re here in person, it’s amazing: the ...

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Jim McCabe
Donald Ross
Donald Ross

Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken,” Mark Wahlberg in “The Gambler,” the latest “Hobbit” entry, Matthew McConaughey in “Interstellar.” They would sit on most people’s lists highlighting what big-screen attraction should occupy your holiday time this year.

Then there’s Cob Carlson’s “Donald Ross: Discovering the Legend.”

That’s right, golf’s most prolific architect is the subject of a two-hour movie and while Jack Nicholson and Ben Affleck aren’t featured, Jack Nicklaus and Ben Crenshaw are. So, too, do Mike Davis, Tom Doak, Rees Jones, Peggy Kirk Bell, and James Dodson contribute their thoughts on the Ross legacy ...

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Andy Zunz
Patrick and Justine Reed at the 2013 Wyndham Championship.
Patrick and Justine Reed at the 2013 Wyndham Championship.

Patrick Reed withdrew from Wednesday's Franklin Templeton Shootout pro-am after his wife, Justine, was hospitalized after suffering a seizure at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort.

Reed, who joined the field after Chris Kirk withdrew last week, has not withdrawn from the three-day event, which starts tomorrow.

"I withdrew from today's pro-am to be with my wife, Justine, who suffered a grand mal seizure (Tuesday) afternoon while in the bathtub," Reed said in a statement. "We are really fortunate that she is OK and lucky that I was in the room with her to save her from drowning. I am ...

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December 9, 2014 | 11:20 a.m.

Tiger Woods to design Trump golf course in Dubai

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Tiger Woods has been tabbed to design an 18-hole championship course at Trump World Golf Club Dubai, a course that is expected to open by the end of 2017.
Tiger Woods has been tabbed to design an 18-hole championship course at Trump World Golf Club Dubai, a course that is expected to open by the end of 2017.

Tiger Woods already has golf-course design projects underway in the U.S. and Mexico. His first course, El Cardonal, is scheduled to open Dec. 16 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Now, Woods is adding Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to the list.

Woods will design an 18-hole championship course at Trump World Golf Club Dubai, according to a story posted on Woods' website Tuesday. The course will be built within the two square miles of the Akoya Oxygen community.

"I've been fortunate to play great golf courses all over the globe, from the original links courses in Scotland to the ...

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Jordan Spieth won the Hero World Challenge by 10 shots at Isleworth Golf and Country Club in Windermere, Fla.
Jordan Spieth won the Hero World Challenge by 10 shots at Isleworth Golf and Country Club in Windermere, Fla.

WINDERMERE, Fla. – After winning the Emirates Australian Open two weeks ago, Jordan Spieth said he was "very far away" from challenging the level that Rory McIlroy is at right now.

But after dominating at the Hero World Challenge for his second win in as many weeks, the 21-year-old Spieth believes he has closed the gap – only slightly, however.

"Just far away," Spieth said with a smile.

Spieth's victory at Isleworth Country Club moved him back inside the top 10 to ninth in the Official World Golf Ranking. His ultimate goal is to reach No. 1 in the world, where ...

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Andy Zunz
Keegan Bradley with the Scotty Cameron Futura X5 Dual Balance putter he used at the Hero World Challenge.
Keegan Bradley with the Scotty Cameron Futura X5 Dual Balance putter he used at the Hero World Challenge.

Keegan Bradley looked a little bit different on the greens at the Hero World Challenge, mostly because he did not have a putter sticking out of his stomach.

Bradley switched to a counterbalanced putter for the exhibition event, and putted well. He finished tied for third at the 18-man event.

Get the details on Bradley's Scotty Cameron Futura X5 Dual Balance putter

Read more about Bradley's performance in this week's Golfweek PostGame

After his round, Bradley said: “This was one of the biggest tournaments of my career, to be honest with you, to show myself that the ...

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Jordan Spieth during the second round of the Hero World Challenge Friday at Isleworth Golf and Country Club in Windermere, Fla.
Jordan Spieth during the second round of the Hero World Challenge Friday at Isleworth Golf and Country Club in Windermere, Fla.

WINDERMERE, Fla. –– Jordan Spieth is approaching his third year as a professional and is looking to close out his third professional victory Sunday at the Hero World Challenge at Isleworth. He's gone from having no status just two years ago to being ranked 11th in the world.

But the 21-year-old, who turned pro halfway through his sophomore year at the University of Texas in 2012, said Saturday that he still misses being a college student.

"I miss school," Spieth said. "Now when I look back – it's actually been two years. Two years ago I was getting ready for ...

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Andy Zunz
Jordan Spieth during the third round of the Hero World Challenge.
Jordan Spieth during the third round of the Hero World Challenge.

Jordan Spieth put on a dominating display at the Hero World Challenge Saturday, taking a seven-shot lead during the third round at Isleworth Golf and Country Club.

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Spieth went bogey-free, making nine birdies and tying a competitive course record at 9-under 63. Here are some of the highlights from his Saturday round, including a long birdie putt on No. 1, deadly-accurate approach shots on Nos. 10 and 12 and, of course, the bomb of a putt on 18.

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Golfweek Staff

Luke Donald leads the Nedbank Challenge at Gary Player Country Club in Sun City, South Africa after two rounds, but leading probably won’t earn him as much attention as a run-in with a baboon while on the course.

Donald posted a second-round 63 on Friday, then laughed at himself post-round when footage emerged of the encounter. A startled Donald jumped out of the way but his caddie remained in place.

Donald tweeted about his round, and the baboon, at the end of the day.

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Jordan Spieth fired a 6-under 66 Thursday at Isleworth to take the lead at the Hero World Challenge.
Jordan Spieth fired a 6-under 66 Thursday at Isleworth to take the lead at the Hero World Challenge.

If Jordan Spieth looked comfortable Thursday at Isleworth Golf and Country Club, it was for good reason.

Spieth, who opened with a 6-under 66 to grab the lead at the Hero World Challenge, grew up playing on "almost identical" bermudagrass greens in Dallas.

"These TifEagle greens are really similar to what I grew up on, these big kind of gentle sloping greens … so I'm very comfortable," Spieth said. "Same with the way the bermuda runs around the greens. It's kind of into the green, kind of sandy bermuda."

Spieth is searching for a second straight victory after winning ...

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Andy Zunz

Tommy Morrissey, a 3-year-old golfing phenom who was born without most of his right arm, gained a lot of attention earlier this year when video surfaced of him stroking balls on the range. Now he's caught the attention of Tiger Woods.

Check out this video by Fox Sports that captures Morrissey's meeting Woods earlier this week at the Hero World Challenge.

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Adam Scott has struggled to come out of the gate with authority in his last two starts in Australia.
Adam Scott has struggled to come out of the gate with authority in his last two starts in Australia.

A little home cooking hasn’t helped Adam Scott reverse an annoying obstacle to his golf prowess. He opened defense of his Aussie Masters title with a 73 and was six behind, then a week later he started the Aussie Open with a 74 and a seven-stroke deficit.

Even with his massive talents, that’s a lot to overcome, yet Scott in his last 10 tournaments – dating to the Bridgestone Invitational in August – has consistently put himself in catch-up mode right away. In six of those 10 tournaments, Scott has trailed by five or more after the opening 18 holes ...

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Andy Zunz
Jack Nicklaus, shown at the 2013 Bridgestone Invitational, will be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.
Jack Nicklaus, shown at the 2013 Bridgestone Invitational, will be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.

Congress passed legislation Monday to award the Congressional Gold Medal to golf legend Jack Nicklaus.

The medal, an expression of appreciation to distinguished citizens, has been awarded to the likes of Neil Armstrong, Jesse Owens, Rosa Parks and Arnold Palmer over the past two centuries. The legislation is awaiting President Barack Obama's signature for approval.

"Jack Nicklaus is a legend, and without a doubt the greatest golfer of all time. Yet in addition to the Golden Bear’s career in golf, he is a dedicated philanthropist who has made a difference in communities across America," said Sen. Rob Portman ...

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December 2, 2014 | 12:25 p.m.

Video: Tiger Woods and Chris Como on the range

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Tiger Woods worked on the range with Chris Como at Isleworth Golf and Country Club Tuesday.
Tiger Woods worked on the range with Chris Como at Isleworth Golf and Country Club Tuesday.

Tiger Woods worked on the range Tuesday morning with new swing consultant Chris Como. Woods is preparing for the Hero World Challenge, which will begin Thursday at Isleworth Golf and Country Club.

Golfweek's Adam Schupak and Steve Slocum took these photos and videos of Woods working on his swing at Isleworth:

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