Tag: PGA Tour

Tiger Woods says medication, not alcohol, led to DUI arrest

BY DOUG FERGUSON Players arriving for a tournament this week at Muirfield Village might notice a framed picture of Tiger Woods with a resplendent smile and bright red shirt. He’s posed there with the trophy, an image that embodies the excitement he once brought to golf. A far different photo emerged Monday, this one from the Palm Beach County jail in Florida after Woods was arrested on a DUI charge. Sullen, lifeless eyes. Thinning hair mussed at the top. Scraggly facial hair. A white T-shirt. In another stunning development for a player who became one of the dominant figures...

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A long, tearful road to a major for Sergio Garcia

BY DOUG FERGUSON AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Eighteen years and 71 majors later, more tears for Sergio Garcia. This time, they were accompanied by a smile. Sunday at the Masters was a most joyous occasion, far different from when Garcia teed it up in his first major as a pro in the 1999 British Open at Carnoustie. He was 19 and already heralded as a star and the most likely rival for Tiger Woods. Garcia was low amateur at the Masters that year. He shot 62 at the Byron Nelson Classic and tied for third in his pro debut...

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