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Foley on Tiger status: 'We've not hit any balls'

Posted on: July 26, 2011 6:15 pm
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ORLANDO, Fla. – Even after two months on the bench, Tiger Woods’ status for the next two weeks, if not the rest of the season, remains very much uncertain.

Three days removed from the commitment deadline for next week’s WGC Bridgestone Invitational, a tournament he’s dominated unlike few others in his career, Woods still hasn’t begun working toward his comeback from physical issued that have dogged him for months.

Swing coach Sean Foley said in a text message Tuesday night that the pair have not been working together, which seemingly creates the very real possibility that Woods will miss the PGA Championship next month, too. Bridgestone and the PGA are staged in consecutive weeks and Woods has regularly played in both.

“We have not hit any balls,” Foley wrote Tuesday night. “And I have no idea what his plans are as far as when he plays again. It’s up to the doctors.”

Hardly a ringing reason for optimism.

Even with his talent and temperament, it’s hard to envision that Woods could get ramped up and ready for a World Golf Championships event or a major with only a few days of preparatory work, especially in light of his physical condition and overall state of readiness.

Woods has played nine holes on the PGA Tour since the Masters in April and dropped to No. 21 in the world ranking this week. Given the layoff and his position on the seasonal points pecking order, the rest of the season is in doubt as well.

Woods stands outside the top 125 in FedEx Cup points and if he doesn’t play over the final three weeks of the so-called regular season, he’ll be ineligible to play in any of the four FedEx Cup events that begin immediately thereafter. In other words, he can’t play even if he’s cleared physically because he didn’t earn enough points.

Thus, Woods would not be eligible to play in the Deutsche Bank Championship, which is hosted by his charity, or defend his title at the BMW Championship outside Chicago, which represents the last PGA Tour event he won, nearly two years ago.

After the Bridgestone and PGA, the last chance to crack the top 125 in FedEx points is the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C., held Aug. 18-21.

Barring an appearance in the Fall Series, the year would effectively be over.

 

 

 

 

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Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2011 7:43 pm
 

Foley on Tiger status: 'We've not hit any balls'

He's playing next week.



Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2011 4:17 pm
 

Foley on Tiger status: 'We've not hit any balls'

All you need do to understand why Elling (and others) keep talking about Tiger is check out the large number of people responding on this message board.  If no one chimed in on the stories, they'd quit writing them!  Fact is, people are still fascinated by the TW story, sort of like slowing down to get a better look at a traffic accident...the gorier, the more interesting it is...and the TW story is pretty damned ugly!



Since: Feb 12, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2011 10:50 pm
 

Foley on Tiger status: 'We've not hit any balls'


Tiger was and is the best golfer in the world, don't ever doubt that. The question is.... When will he be mentally ready to play again. Can you say David Duval...!!!

Wrong on both counts.

Tiger was probably in the same category as Jack Nicklaus

Tiger is not the best now.  How can you be the best and you haven't won a single tournament in almost 2 years.

Take those rose colored glasses off.



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: July 27, 2011 8:34 pm
 

Foley on Tiger status: 'We've not hit any balls'

This is probably the biggest melt-down in sports history. Tiger was and is the best golfer in the world, don't ever doubt that. The question is.... When will he be mentally ready to play again. Can you say David Duval...!!!



Since: Mar 14, 2011
Posted on: July 27, 2011 4:47 pm
 

Foley on Tiger status: 'We've not hit any balls'

Face it.  Tiger is done and he should retire.  Why does he have a swing coach if he can't hit balls?




Since: Nov 29, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2011 1:26 pm
 

Foley on Tiger status: 'We've not hit any balls'

Who cares????????????????



Since: Jan 13, 2011
Posted on: July 27, 2011 1:16 pm
 

Foley on Tiger status: 'We've not hit any balls'

I would say having countless extra maritial affairs, firing you best friend as being your caddy,etc. are enough reasons to call him a loser.  There are other words I could call him.......

No kidding ... loser is the nicest thing you can call him right now. Add pathetic and has been and you're just starting. I'm going to have to fave you for being spot on popeye! 



Since: Feb 12, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2011 10:30 am
 

Foley on Tiger status: 'We've not hit any balls'


Lol...He's a loser??? Is that because he hasn't won a major in how long??? How many majors have you won my friend??? I don't know who you are but I'll assume you haven't won as may majors or as many pga events as Tiger...If he's a loser I'm not sure what that makes you...

I would say having countless extra maritial affairs, firing you best friend as being your caddy,etc. are enough reasons to call him a loser.  There are other words I could call him.......



Since: Jan 13, 2011
Posted on: July 27, 2011 10:12 am
 

Foley on Tiger status: 'We've not hit any balls'

RinTinTim, quoting yourself is stupid and ridiculous.  Get back in your kennel and STFU.
Yeah but, I'm the only one smart enough to intelligently respond ... your comment/response just proves it again.



Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2011 9:47 am
 

Foley on Tiger status: 'We've not hit any balls'

RinTinTim, quoting yourself is stupid and ridiculous.  Get back in your kennel and STFU.


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