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‘He’s going to dominate’ – Source reveals Tiger’s new career goal…and it revolves around the Masters

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Around 13 months ago, the 15-time Major winner was involved in a serious, almost career-ending car accident, but has recently been seen practicing with far more regularity.

Highlights of his time away from high-level competition include appearing, and finishing runners-up, alongside son Charlie, at the PNC Championship. He has also spent time watching the 13-year old improve through the junior ranks over the last six months, alongside some quality time with all his family.

As a recent inductee into the World Golf Hall of Fame, Tiger has already been confirmed as going down in history, although as a winner of 82 PGA Tour events and 93 total worldwide, he probably didn’t require that further welcome accolade.

The 46-year-old has already pulled off a couple of ‘miracle’ victories at major championships – the first at the 2008 U.S Open, when overcoming a serious leg injury and an elongated play-off with Rocco Mediate and, in 2019, when returning from a fused back to win his fifth green jacket.

To do it once again would be a greater feat than either of those, but a member of his team confirmed to PEOPLE this was the target

“He’s aiming for the 2023 Masters Tournament, says a source. “And he has a new goal – to be the oldest winner at the Masters. Jack Nicklaus won when he was 46. Tiger will be 47 next year when he competes, and that’s the newest record he is going for. He’ll stop at nothing to accomplish it.”

They added: “Tiger was known for his focus before, but now he’s learned to focus through terrible pain. And now that the pain has mostly faded, that focus is still there. He’s going to be a force when he returns to the game. He’s going to dominate.”

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  1. Bruce Ferguson

    Mar 25, 2022 at 5:11 pm

    Yes, Jack was 46 with that Masters win, but then he wasn’t plagued with injuries, either. Will Tiger even be able to walk the course? Quite a “puff” piece but an unrealistic expectation. I hope we don’t have to endure seeing Tiger being carted off to the parking lot again.

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  3. Gunter Eisenberg

    Mar 17, 2022 at 5:11 pm

    Meth is a dangerous drug that will ruin careers, especially journalism. Tiger will be darn lucky to even play again, let alone be competitive. He’s up against younger, longer, and stronger players who hasn’t been in car accidents recently.

  4. Trumpy Bear Parties with Tiger

    Mar 17, 2022 at 4:35 pm

    Is he going to grab them by the p%$$y?

  5. Tiger El Pimp

    Mar 17, 2022 at 3:43 pm

    Pimping in Augusta?

  6. Michael Shuler

    Mar 17, 2022 at 8:18 am

    It’s not impossible but highly improbable that Tiger will even win a regular Tour event let alone a major. The fields are too deep with young, fearless players. They don’t cower at the thought of Tiger on the leaderboard like his peers did during his heyday.

    • Cori Bush

      Mar 17, 2022 at 8:46 pm

      Welp, shut ‘er on down Tiger, Michael Shuler has spoken.

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  8. Trump P. Tape

    Mar 17, 2022 at 1:31 am

    Name the source or its fake news.

  9. ChipNRun

    Mar 16, 2022 at 3:39 pm

    He can try if he wants to.

    But, I would recommend he focus on getting well and rebuilding his strength, and then land with a bang in the Champions Tour in 2025.

    If he works on getting well, he could still play some PGA Tour events upon his return.

  10. tom-to

    Mar 16, 2022 at 1:44 pm

    Would love to see Tiger win again,however, it’s unlikely he can just show up four or five times a year and take down the top players in the world who are fit,tour hardened and in competition form. I would hate to see him embarrassing himself and his legacy.Like hearing an aging vocalist or other veteran way past their prime. TV ratings go would be great though.

  11. Shane Quimby

    Mar 16, 2022 at 10:11 am

    I would like to see it, but I would bet against it.

    • Gerry T

      Mar 16, 2022 at 11:22 am

      It’s Tiger, so I wouldn’t bet against that. Phil won a major at 51. Good luck with that.

      • CG

        Mar 16, 2022 at 6:10 pm

        I would. You ball tugging Woods fans are cult like.

        • Stephen Lee

          Mar 16, 2022 at 10:20 pm

          I could say the same for the haters :/ love not hate.. we need more love in this world more than ever.

          • Stephen is a Soya Boy

            Mar 17, 2022 at 4:37 pm

            Oh please Stephen…..

            Ease up on the Soya drinks….

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GolfWRX was on site at the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Illinois, this week — and we have the WITBs and photos from the range and putting green to prove it!

We have seven general galleries for you to “mow” through as well as 13 WITB galleries — including Jason Day and Sahith Theegala.

Fire up your tractor and check out links to all our photos below and see what GolfWRXers are saying in the forums.

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Tour Rundown: Third major for Chun | Xander | Harrington

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As the golf season truncates, major events are played nearly every week. As greater support and visibility are offered across all genders and ages, the golfing public is compelled to keep its level of excitement at a fever pitch. This week, Merion; next week, Brookline. The following week, Congressional. And in July, the Old Course at St. Andrews. It simply doesn’t end. How fortunate are we who are able to follow these exciting pathways!

This week, the PGA Championship for women was held at Congressional Country Club, near the capital of the USA. The PGA Tour traveled across New England, from Brookline to Hartford. The DP World Tour celebrated an event in Germany, while the Korn Ferry Tour relocated to Maine. As for the USGA, it moved its staff from Massachusetts to Pennsylvania, to run the USGA Senior Open for men. The highways and byways were busy with travelers, but we are still able to run down the best of five tours. Please, join us!

USGA/LPGA: PGA Championship is Chun’s third major title

How much of a lead does one golfer have to establish, to post 75-75 on the weekend and still win the tournament? For In Gee Chun, the answer was somewhere around seven or eight strokes. The Korean champion surged ahead of her peers through 36 holes, then fell behind a surging Lexi Thompson. The finish was one for the ages, for good and bad reasons.

Thompson has been a hard-luck competitor over the years. She has surged in many a major, only to fall back and come oh-so-close. Sunday in June of 2022 was a replay of those crushing defeats. Thompson began the day with two birdies in three holes, to make a move as Chun faltered. Meanwhile, In Gee stood plus-four on the day through nine holes, and had fallen off the pace. Even when Thompson faltered with bogey at the seventh, she still held a lead as they turned for home.

It was then that Chun steadied herself. She played the inward half under par, which is what champions do. Thompson came home with the unsteady gate of a newborn pony. She posted four bogeys against two birdies, and finished one excruciating stroke behind Chun, in a tie for second with US Open champion Minjee Lee. The win was her third major, after previous triumphs at the Evian and the US Open.

USGA/PGA Tour Champions: USGA Senior Open nearly escapes Harrington

Padraig Harrington knows what it’s like to have a major title handed to him by an unfortunage opponent. On Sunday, he nearly bequeathed a similar gift to Steve Stricker. Harrington carried a sizable lead into round four at Saucon Valley, only to blow his advantage by the 11th green. Steve Stricker gathered six birdies from the 8th hole on, to reach nine under par with the day’s low round of 65. Just when all seemed lost, Harrington secured a birdie at the par-four 15th, then parred his way in for a one-shot margin of victory.

Harrington stood at eleven-under par through three rounds, and seemed in total control of the Senior Open. His game on Sunday was all about holding on and trusting that things would work out. With nothing to lose, Stricker played wth the opposite mentality. His putter was hot and his scorecard turned red with birdies. Unfortunately for the Wisconsin native and the 2019 champion of this event, his recovery would end one shot shy of a playoff. Harrington would convert a few clutch putts down the stretch, to earn a first USGA title.

PGA Tour: Travelers Championship to Schauffele

Eyes were on the final pairing of Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay as round four commenced near Hartford. By day’s end, a Massachusetts amateur nearly stole the show and the title. The pair who were invincible as a team at the most recent Ryder Cup, played mundane golf on Sunday at River Highlands. While Schaufele stumbled to a one-over front nine, Cantlay was erratic beyond words. Four bogeys, a double, and two birdies saw him to 39 and what would ultimately be an 11-spot drop, to 13th place.

As the cards were dealt, J.T. Poston and Sahith Seegala emerged as Schauffele’s challengers. Each would finish at 17-under par on the day. Would it be enough to catch the Olympic gold medalist? Also ringing bells was New England amateur Michael Thorbjornsen. The former US Junior champion parlayed four birdies and an eagle into a challenge of his own. Bogeys at 12 and 13 ended his charge, but the Stanford student and golfer would awaken memories of Francis Ouimet in his attempt at winning against the professionals.

In the end, it was Schauffele for a sixth PGA Tour win, at 19-under par. Is a major title in the offing? It’s the next step for the recently-married golfer who has nearly everything else. Thorbjornson’s fourth-place finish was also noteworthy, and the tour prepared to head to the middle of the continent, for the John Deere Classic.

 

DP World Tour: BMW International is Haotong’s third

On Sunday in Germany, Haotong Li fought against the reality of a first win in four years. He also fought against the memory of nearly giving up professional golf in 2021. Each time he had a run of birdies, a pair of bogeys would pedal him backward. Ryan Fox was the first to take a run at the leader, but fell a pair of shots shy at -20. Fox was three-under on the day through nine, but needed four-under on the back.

Next came Thomas Pieters. After trading two birdies and two bogeys over the first six holes, Pieters caught fire with five birdies over the next twelve holes, and reachedd 22-deep. Haotong Li fell two off Pieters’ pace, but rallied with birdies at 15 and 16 to catch Pieters. The two reached the par-five 18th in three during a brief playoff. Haotong buried a massive birdie effort, and Pieters was unable to match. The win was Hatotong’s first since the 2018 Dubai Desert Classic.

Korn Ferry Tour: Live and Work in Maine Open is work for Coody

Pierceson Coody was paired in the final round with home-state amateur Cole Anderson. More shades of Francis Ouimet; could a local, non-profesional win here? After the front nine finished on day four, who would win wasn’t the question. Instead, it was by how much, and could Coody shoot 59.

The recent NCAA team champion from UTexas caught fire in his third professional start, and posted five birdies and one eagle for 28 on the outward half. With the sub-60 watch in full form, Coody proceeded to make bogey at holes 10 and 11. Away went the notion of the record round, and out trotted concern for whether Coody would give back all of his fine work. Coody steadied, and posted seven consecutive pars for 66 and a 20-under par total. A slew of Korn Ferry Tour veterans had joined the chase, but one of them would need a 28 of his own on the back nine, to have a chance.

Jacob Bergeron matched Coody’s 66, and reached 15-below. Nelson Ledesma, Will Gordon, and Fabián Gómez finished one back of Bergeron in third. As for Anderson, birdies at 9 and 10 got him to red figures on the day, but late-round ups and downs brought him to plus-one on the day and his own spot in the third-place tie. Enviable work, but not what he had wanted at sun’s rise.

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Winning Footwear: Xander Schauffele’s Adidas Tour360 22 golf shoes at the Travelers Championship

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Xander Schauffele capitalized on Sahith Theegala’s 72nd-hole misfortune at the 2022 Travelers Championship. X cozied a wedge approach next to the pin and rolled in a 3-footer for a two-stroke victory.

On his feet at TPC River Highlands: Adidas Tour360 22 golf shoes.

The most recent incarnation of the Three Stripes’ flagship tour shoe is available in seven colorways. Schauffele looked to be sporting the Cloud White/Cloud White/Silver Metallic in Connecticut.

An upper made in part with recycled materials is joined with Adidas’ Boost midsole for energy return and enhanced comfort. The compay also touts its 360Wrap design for support, which works in tandem with the Insite sockliner for comfort and balance. A very spike intensive Spikemore traction system sees six twist-in spike on the TPU sole of the shoe in a bid for maximum traction.

Adidas Tour360 golf shoes retail for $210.

See Xander Schauffele’s winning WITB from the Travelers here.

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