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8:43AM

S.F. Examiner: Masters is fitting place for Woods comeback

By Art Spander
San Francisco Examiner

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Now it’s up to you, Tiger. You say your back is fine. Or so you think. You say your game is fine. Or so you hope. It’s time to show us if Tiger Woods can play like, well, Tiger Woods. 

“I worked my ass off,” you told us Tuesday about returning to tournament play after the two-month break you chose — or maybe you needed — following a miserable couple of weeks in Phoenix and San Diego. We’re watching if the work pays off.

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© 2015 The San Francisco Examiner 

10:05AM

Bleacher Report: Get Ready for the Tiger Woods Circus at the 2015 Masters

By Art Spander
Featured Columnist

There’s a saying in golf that no person is bigger than the game…unless that person is Tiger Woods, who turns logic inside out and upside down. And his presence at the 2015 Masters, now that he confirmed his participation, will do exactly that.

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Copyright © 2015 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

9:25PM

Bleacher Report: All Signs Point to Tiger Woods Playing Masters, but Is He Really Ready to Win?

By Art Spander
Featured Columnist

Only Tiger Woods knows for sure if he's ready to conquer another Masters. The rest of us are only left to guess. More than guess. We can anticipate. He didn’t spend all these weeks working on his game, didn’t fly to Augusta to get in a presumed practice round for nothing.

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Copyright © 2015 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

12:04PM

Newsday (N.Y.): Farmers Insurance Open loses juice with Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson gone

By Art Spander
Special to Newsday

SAN DIEGO — The first few minutes of the CBS telecast Saturday from the Farmers Insurance Open were videos of swings by Tiger Woods. Which might be all you need to know about the current state of PGA Tour golf.

Woods hasn't been here since Thursday, when he withdrew because of back spasms.

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9:19AM

Newsday (N.Y.): Tiger Woods withdraws because of back pain

By Art Spander
Special to Newsday

SAN DIEGO — The questions about Tiger Woods before he teed off Thursday dealt with his game. Now, once again, they are about his back, and at age 39, his future.

Woods, in obvious pain, withdrew after only 11 holes in the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, a course where he had flourished. He has eight wins here as a pro, including the 2008 U.S. Open, his last victory in a major.

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