Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods returns to golf

Tennis: U.S. Open

FILE PHOTO: Tiger Woods watching Rafael Nadal of Spain (not pictured) play Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina (not pictured) in Ashe Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York, NY, USA, September 8, 2017. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Tennis: U.S. Open

FILE PHOTO: Tiger Woods watching Rafael Nadal of Spain (not pictured) play Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina (not pictured) in Ashe Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York, NY, USA, September 8, 2017. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Tiger Woods, a 14-time major champion, hasn't played golf since February, when he withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic

Tiger Woods, a 14-time major champion, hasn't played golf since February, when he withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic (AFP Photo/SAM GREENWOOD)

Tiger Woods is coming back! (We think)

Alex Myers discusses Tiger Woods' latest swing videos in which he shows off a couple of his signature moves.

Tiger Woods is coming back! (We think)

Alex Myers discusses Tiger Woods' latest swing videos in which he shows off a couple of his signature moves.

Tiger Woods is coming back! (We think)

Alex Myers discusses Tiger Woods' latest swing videos in which he shows off a couple of his signature moves.

Tiger Woods is coming back! (We think)

Alex Myers discusses Tiger Woods' latest swing videos in which he shows off a couple of his signature moves.

WATCH: Tiger Woods 'making progress' on the course

Take a look at Tiger Woods breaking out his driver and getting himself back on the tee.

WATCH: Tiger Woods 'making progress' on the course

Take a look at Tiger Woods breaking out his driver and getting himself back on the tee.

WATCH: Tiger Woods 'making progress' on the course

Take a look at Tiger Woods breaking out his driver and getting himself back on the tee.

WATCH: Tiger Woods 'making progress' on the course

Take a look at Tiger Woods breaking out his driver and getting himself back on the tee.

Tiger Woods is ‘making progress’ and now hitting driver

Woods 'making progress' with latest comeback

Tiger Woods has offered no word on when he might resume his golf career, but gave a positive update on Sunday.

Wright Thompson Honored With First Dan Jenkins Medal for Excellence in Sportswriting

DALLAS—The University of Texas honored Sports Illustrated alumnus Dan Jenkins Friday night, awarding the first Dan Jenkins Medal for Excellence in Sportswriting. Wright Thompson was the inaugural recipient for his 2016 ESPN The Magazine piece “The Secret History of Tiger Woods.” A jury of 16 journalists, including SI contributors Alexander Wolff and Steve Rushin, selected Thompson from among 13 finalists.

Frank Deford was posthumously awarded the Dan Jenkins Medal for Career Achievement in Sportswriting, and his family accepted on his behalf.

In a brief speech, Thompson talked about being a tremendous fan of Jenkins and of his disbelief when Jenkins called him by name at the British Open several years after Thompson began covering golf. “This [award] means an incredible amount, mostly because it’s called the Jenkins medal,” said Thompson.

Another SI alum, Roy Blount Jr., emceed the evening, which was a celebration of both Deford and Jenkins.

The several hundred in attendance screened a new documentary short, By Dan Jenkins, from Widespread Creative’s Kelly Lipscomb and Matt Tisdale. Jenkins’ signature wit shone through in the 20-minute film that featured interviews with friends, family members and fellow golf writers, and detailed how the native of Fort Worth, Texas, landed his gig at Sports Illustrated.

Jenkins, who is 87, played golf for the TCU Horned Frogs from 1950–52. He worked at newspapers in his hometown and Dallas before getting a job offer from SI managing editor Andre Laguerre in 1962. Said Jenkins to Laguerre, “Well, let me think about it for five seconds. Yes.”

Fifty-five years later, Jenkins is one of the most celebrated writers in America. He has published 23 books and is still covering the PGA Tour’s major championships. One of three sportswriters to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, Jenkins is also in the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

His daughter, Sally, co-chair of the Jenkins medal jury and a columnist and feature writer for The Washington Post, presented Jenkins with his own medal, and he regaled the crowd with stories about Hall of Fame quarterback (and Texan) Bobby Layne, announcer Howard Cosell and legendary Texas football coach Darrell Royal.

Said Jenkins, “The idea that a Horned Frog could be honored by the Longhorns—the only thing I have to say about that is to quote a line from a character from one of my novels, which was: 'Life’s a funny old dog, ain’t she?”'

Wright Thompson Honored With First Dan Jenkins Medal for Excellence in Sportswriting

DALLAS—The University of Texas honored Sports Illustrated alumnus Dan Jenkins Friday night, awarding the first Dan Jenkins Medal for Excellence in Sportswriting. Wright Thompson was the inaugural recipient for his 2016 ESPN The Magazine piece “The Secret History of Tiger Woods.” A jury of 16 journalists, including SI contributors Alexander Wolff and Steve Rushin, selected Thompson from among 13 finalists.

Frank Deford was posthumously awarded the Dan Jenkins Medal for Career Achievement in Sportswriting, and his family accepted on his behalf.

In a brief speech, Thompson talked about being a tremendous fan of Jenkins and of his disbelief when Jenkins called him by name at the British Open several years after Thompson began covering golf. “This [award] means an incredible amount, mostly because it’s called the Jenkins medal,” said Thompson.

Another SI alum, Roy Blount Jr., emceed the evening, which was a celebration of both Deford and Jenkins.

The several hundred in attendance screened a new documentary short, By Dan Jenkins, from Widespread Creative’s Kelly Lipscomb and Matt Tisdale. Jenkins’ signature wit shone through in the 20-minute film that featured interviews with friends, family members and fellow golf writers, and detailed how the native of Fort Worth, Texas, landed his gig at Sports Illustrated.

Jenkins, who is 87, played golf for the TCU Horned Frogs from 1950–52. He worked at newspapers in his hometown and Dallas before getting a job offer from SI managing editor Andre Laguerre in 1962. Said Jenkins to Laguerre, “Well, let me think about it for five seconds. Yes.”

Fifty-five years later, Jenkins is one of the most celebrated writers in America. He has published 23 books and is still covering the PGA Tour’s major championships. One of three sportswriters to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, Jenkins is also in the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

His daughter, Sally, co-chair of the Jenkins medal jury and a columnist and feature writer for The Washington Post, presented Jenkins with his own medal, and he regaled the crowd with stories about Hall of Fame quarterback (and Texan) Bobby Layne, announcer Howard Cosell and legendary Texas football coach Darrell Royal.

Said Jenkins, “The idea that a Horned Frog could be honored by the Longhorns—the only thing I have to say about that is to quote a line from a character from one of my novels, which was: 'Life’s a funny old dog, ain’t she?”'

Tiger Woods is swinging his irons again

CBS Sports Golf Writer Kyle Porter joins Hana Ostapchuk to discuss the swing videos that Tiger Woods posted on his social platforms

Tiger Woods is swinging his irons again

CBS Sports Golf Writer Kyle Porter joins Hana Ostapchuk to discuss the swing videos that Tiger Woods posted on his social platforms

Tiger Woods is swinging his irons again

CBS Sports Golf Writer Kyle Porter joins Hana Ostapchuk to discuss the swing videos that Tiger Woods posted on his social platforms

Tiger Woods is swinging his irons again

CBS Sports Golf Writer Kyle Porter joins Hana Ostapchuk to discuss the swing videos that Tiger Woods posted on his social platforms

Trump says US should change tax law to punish NFL

President Donald Trump, right, talks with U.S. Team assistant captain Tiger Woods after the final round of the Presidents Cup golf tournament at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J., Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Tour Confidential: Records are broken and Tiger takes a swing

The team discusses the factors that are causing so many course records to fall. Tiger Woods shows off a "smooth iron" on social media.

Tour Confidential: Records are broken and Tiger takes a swing

The team discusses the factors that are causing so many course records to fall. Tiger Woods shows off a "smooth iron" on social media.

Tour Confidential: Records are broken and Tiger takes a swing

The team discusses the factors that are causing so many course records to fall. Tiger Woods shows off a "smooth iron" on social media.

Tour Confidential: Records are broken and Tiger takes a swing

The team discusses the factors that are causing so many course records to fall. Tiger Woods shows off a "smooth iron" on social media.

Phil Mickelson nearly halts victory drought as Tiger Woods makes progress and Rory McIlroy goes 0-for-2017