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  • Tiger Woods tired after sleepless nights following anniversary of father's death

    Ryan Ballengee at Devil Ball Golf3 hrs ago

    Tiger Woods says this time of year is always tough for him.

    Nine years ago on Sunday, Woods' father, Earl, passed away. For the 14-time major winner, Earl Woods wasn't just dad, but his best friend, confidant, teacher and legend-builder. Losing a parent is difficult for anyone and seemingly never gets easier, and Woods still struggles with the loss. 

    After a nine-hole practice round on Tuesday at The Players Championship, Woods remarked that he was tired after three consecutive restless nights.

    “This three-day stretch is very tough," Woods said.

    "I haven’t slept. And with what happened Sunday it’s been brutal.”

    The last line was an allusion to his break-up with champion skier and girlfriend of nearly three years, Lindsey Vonn. Vonn posted first to Facebook on Sunday to announce the couple had split, largely due to their hectic schedules that keep them apart for long stretches. The grind was no longer manageable -- something Woods mentioned in a similar statement later in the day.

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  • Lydia Ko in danger of missing first LPGA cut after bizarre tree incident

    Ryan Ballengee at Devil Ball Golf4 days ago

    Ahead of this week's Volunteers of America North Texas LPGA Shootout, world No. 1 Lydia Ko said she would donate her entire check for the week to charities helping Nepal after the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that has left over 5,000 dead.

    Unfortunately, Ko is in danger of not receiving a check and missing her first-ever LPGA cut after an opening 4-over 75 at Las Colinas C.C. in Irving, Texas.

    Ko's entire round was stymied by an unfortunate three-hole stretch on the back nine. Coming to the tee at the par-4 14th, Ko was 2 under par on the round. However, her third shot landed in a tree and, despite the best efforts of her tree-climbing caddie Jason Hamilton, the ball would not fall to the ground. In the end, LPGA rules officials -- perhaps mistakenly -- declared Ko could take an unplayable lie en route to a triple-bogey 7.

    #CaddieUpATree #NTShootout

    It didn't get better from there, with Ko going double bogey, bogey on the next two par 4s. 

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