Cut Line: Tiger in a pitch of things

A integrate of firsts prominence this week’s edition, starting with news that Tiger Woods took his initial few swings with a motorist following behind medicine in April, and a surreal termination of a turn in Peru since of a census, of all things.

Made Cut

Road to recovery. Woods’ alloy privileged him for all golf activities final week, now it would seem his probable lapse to foe will count on how clear-headed he chooses to be this time.

Woods’ manager Mark Steinberg told GolfChannel.com that a 14-time vital champion recently met with his alloy who achieved his behind medicine in April, and that he hasn’t gifted any pain in his many new comeback.

The news dovetailed with a video on amicable media of Woods attack a driver. Not bad for a man who only 3 weeks ago during a Presidents Cup pronounced he was singular to attack 60-yard crowd shots.

The review now turns to his probable return, with some speculating he might be prepared in time to play December’s Hero World Challenge, that Woods hosts and is played on a golf march in a Bahamas he’s gentle on.

That might be a tad too ambitious, and to be honest, if Woods is being as discreet as Steinberg said, it might be time to rethink an wholly new report and play courses that are a small some-more user friendly.

We hear Scottsdale, Ariz., and La Quinta, Calif., are pleasing in January.

Tweet of a week:

Haney, Woods’ former pitch coach, was commenting on Tiger’s swing with his driver, that threatened to mangle a internet. It’s an enlivening pointer for Woods, and golf, that he’s behind putting in a “reps,” though let’s don’t get forward of ourselves.

New boss. Fred Ridley changed into a new bureau on Monday, holding over as authority of Augusta National Golf Club after Billy Payne announced he was stepping down progressing this fall.

In his initial assembly with golf writers as authority this week, Ridley pronounced there’s no ideal approach to ready for such a gig; though a former U.S. Amateur champion seems to have amassed a right resume.

An achieved pledge and college player, Ridley opted for a career as a counsel over that of a veteran golfer and ascended to boss of a USGA before holding over as authority of a Masters foe cabinet for a final decade.

 He also had a ideal coach in Payne.

“Billy Payne is a best authority that we have ever met with courtesy to a significance of relations with others,” Ridley said. “If we listen to him speak, he always talks about a other person. He always points a light in another direction, and he probably, some-more than anyone I’ve ever met, understands a significance and a energy of relationships.”

Ridley will positively move his possess stamp to a job, though there’s no denying that he was neat to be chairman.



Made Cut-Did Not Finish (MDF)

Far and wide. The PGA Tour pennyless new belligerent this week, hosting a initial stroke-play eventuality in South Korea as partial of a circuit’s three-tournament Asia swing.

The initial CJ Cup is off to a plain start with a margin that includes reigning Player of a Year Justin Thomas, Jason Day and Adam Scott, fulfilling a long-held enterprise to enhance a diversion over a Lower 48.

What lands a remunerative eventuality in a MDF record is a extraordinary knowledge to send a game’s best and brightest into such a moving segment (technically South Korea is still during fight with North Korea).

To be fair, a Tour has been active in gripping players adult to date on a confidence conditions in a region, though that doesn’t change a fact that there are copiousness of countries opposite a creation that could advantage from such an event.

Places that don’t need unchanging updates on a dusk news.

Don’t count on it. Speaking of extraordinary formulation and far-flung events, this week’s Lexus Peru Open on a PGA Tour LatinoAmerica should go directly into a swing-and-a-miss file.

The eventuality in Lima was condensed to 54 holes since of a inhabitant census on Sunday and a supervision charge that citizens, and visitors, contingency sojourn indoors from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Roads will be blocked and atmosphere trade halted in a nation during a nine-hour window, while all shops and restaurants will be sealed as officials control a census.

A bigger regard than a cancelled round, however, are building transport concerns for players and debate officials looking to leave Peru on Sunday in sequence to transport to a circuit’s subsequent eventuality some-more than 2,500 miles divided in Uruguay.

Delays and cancellations occur in golf all a time, though this one seems like it could have been avoided.


Missed Cut

Wheels of justice. While some might cruise this a delayed deteriorate for a Tour, off a march there is one dialect that’s been bustling in new weeks.

Last week, attorneys for a Tour and a organisation of some-more than 80 caddies argued before a three-judge row during a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; and final month a New York decider denied a suit from a circuit to reargue a prior preference per outline judgment.

The Ninth Circuit row has not handed down a preference on a caddie lawsuit, that stems from an anti-trust explain done by a caddies who contend a Tour uses them as “walking billboards” for sponsors; while a New York statute involves Vijay Singh’s lawsuit opposite a circuit claiming a Tour fast administered a anti-doping program.

Both cases have been mired in authorised wrangling for years and Singh’s profession seemed to sum adult a disappointment of not being means to take his box to trial.

“This box has been going on for a long, prolonged time,” Peter Ginsberg, an profession for Singh, told a decider in September. “Is it probable for a justice to give us a hearing date? This fight of rubbing is only battering my client, who is still tormented by this.”

And they contend golf has a slow-play problem.

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