Tiger Woods has long been accustomed to owning the sports headlines on the day after the Arnold Palmer Invitational concludes. That PGA Tour event—which Woods has won eight times—wrapped on Sunday without its legendary namesake (who died in September) or the injured Woods, who in recent years has spent more time on the sidelines than Bill Belichick. Despite his absence, Woods still earned more Monday headlines than the API winner (Marc Leishman, in case you were wondering). Woods appeared on Good Morning America, where he claimed his first golf victory in almost four years, albeit in an impromptu putting contest with GMA host Michael Strahan. He was there to promote his new book, The 1997 Masters:
With the PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open on tap this week, here's the skinny on where to play and stay in this tropical U.S. territory. In 2017, the Puerto Rico Classic is held opposite the WGC-Dell Match Play. From the beaches to the jungles to the manicured golf turf to the rum-flavored beverages, Puerto Rico is a dynamic destination.
While his name has been mentioned as a pivotal figure in a federal insider trading criminal trial, Phil Mickelson shrugged off any hint that will be hanging over him this week or in the run up to The Masters next month — both with his play and his comments. "I'm not a part of that," Mickelson said after easily winning his first-round match Wednesday at the Dell Technologies Match Play. "It's not even a thought." But prosecutors and defense attorneys for gambler William "Billy" Walters have said Mickelson would be a key figure in the trial in New York, and the judge hinted to jurors last week the five-time major champion could be called to testify. Mickelson said that won't happen. "I'm out. I