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Will Tiger win another major?
Tiger Woods' injury issues have returned. A little more than a month after he returned following back surgery, Woods withdrew from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday after hurting his back when jumping into a fairway bunker on the second hole. This further brings into question whether the once-dominant Woods will ever be fully healthy again -- or whether he'll make any further strides in his chase of Jack Nicklaus' majors record (18; Woods is at 14). After all, even a supposedly healthy Woods was well behind the leaders at a course on which he has won eight times.
pollcenter:category=5473+willtigerwinanothermajor?July 29, 2014Jul29AP Photo/Mark DuncanTiger Woods and son Charlie leaving the 2013 Bridgestone, presumably going to a mini-golf course.
Tiger Woods might not be winning a lot at professional golf these days, but that doesn't mean he's lost the killer instinct that has helped him to 14 career major titles and 79 PGA Tour victories.
Addressing the media Monday, Woods spoke about a family vacation he took with 7-year-old daughter Sam, 5-year-old son Charlie and girlfriend/champion skiier Lindsey Vonn:
"We had a good little time," Woods said. "We toured a little bit and even played a little putt-putt, which I won every single time."
That's right. Woods would rather go SportsCenter "Big Buddy" commercial than baby his kids.
And hey -- apparently it's working:
"I've got a little 5-year-old right now that is really pushing me pretty hard," Woods said. "He wants to beat me in everything. That said, I was able to kick his butt in putt-putt. I've shown him how to get it done."
(H/T The Washington Post)
Rory McIlroy wins Open Championship
His early career has had plenty of downs, but few can deny Rory McIlroy's many ups, the latest of which came at the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. There, the 25-year-old from Northern Ireland went wire-to-wire to beat Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler by two strokes, making McIlroy only the third player to win three majors by the time he was 26. The other two? Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods -- meaning McIlroy's future seems quite bright indeed. Woods, meanwhile, posted his worst 72-hole finish at a major as a pro, ending up in 69th out of the 72 players who made the cut, 23 shots behind the winner. This leaves his Ryder Cup slot in further jeopardy.
Who will win 2014 Masters?
Bubba Watson started the day 4 shots up. Now he's tied for the lead with rising star Jordan Spieth, who joined the 2012 Masters champion at 5-under atop a suddenly jammed leaderboard. Matt Kuchar and Jonas Blixt sit 1 shot back, with a host of others within a few shots. How will it play out Sunday?