Tiger Woods rubs his back Aug. 8 during the second round of the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky.
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August 13, 2014 The golfer says on his website that his trainer and doctors have urged him not to play or practice for the next several months.
Tiger Woods last month at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Doral, Fla. His back has been hurting him.
April 1, 2014 The golf star has been experiencing back pain in recent weeks. He had surgery Monday to relieve pressure on a spinal nerve. The Masters tournament begins next week.
Skier Lindsey Vonn in November, before her latest injury.
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January 7, 2014 A dominant downhill skier, Vonn has been trying to recover from a knee injury. "But the reality has sunk in that my knee is just too unstable to compete at this level," she announced Tuesday.
A man finds some shelter from the rain Thursday at the U.S. Open, which is being played at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.
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June 13, 2013 Conventional wisdom is that soggy greens will make it easier for player. But past Open champ Johnny Miller says that's just not right. He also thinks the Merion Golf Club course is going to prove to be much harder than players expect.
Adam Scott (left) of Australia celebrates after winning a playoff against Angel Cabrera (right) of Argentina at the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. In between them is Steve Williams, Scott's caddie.
April 15, 2013 Australia's Adam Scott won in a dramatic two-hole playoff with Argentina's Angel Cabrera. The consensus is that one of golf's most-liked guys has now won his first "major."
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Mayor Weiner? Anthony Weiner, pictured in May 2011 addressing his sexting scandal, says he is considering a run to succeed Michael Bloomberg in New York City.
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April 11, 2013 Politicians who were caught up in sex scandals have often achieved second careers in media and lobbying. Now, some want to return to elective office.
Tiger Woods tees off on the first hole Thursday at the Masters tournament in Augusta, Ga.
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April 11, 2013 Whether Woods will win is again the big question. But he's not the only story. Consider 14-year-old Tianlang Guan, the youngest person to ever play in the tournament.
LeBron James of the Miami Heat and Kevin Durant of the Thunder during Thursday's game in Oklahoma City.
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June 15, 2012 Woods was in good position after Day 1 of the Open. Meanwhile, LeBron James and the Heat held off Kevin Durant and the Thunder.
Tiger Woods during a practice round Wednesday at The Olympic Club in San Francisco.
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June 14, 2012 Play begins this morning at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, where the best golfers from around the world have gathered for the U.S. Open. Will you be rooting for Tiger? Phil? Bubba? Or someone else?
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June 4, 2012 Jack Nicklaus calls it "the gutsiest and best shot I've ever seen in my life." And the PGA Tour has posted a lesson on how it was done — though it concedes that knocking the ball into the hole is "Tiger-esque."
Tiger Woods, teeing off during a practice round at Augusta National on Thursday.
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April 5, 2012 As the first major men's tournament gets going, there's speculation that Woods will win. Would you like to see him do that? He hasn't won a major since before his personal life exploded onto front pages in 2009.
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July 11, 2011 Many media outlets — except the one on which he's supposed to be appearing — are saying that golfer Tiger Woods will be making a "special announcement" of some kind on The Golf Channel at 11 a.m. ET. It turns out it will be his agent who will be interviewed.
Tiger Woods on June 28, 2011.
July 5, 2011 Woods' injured knee and Achilles tendon will keep him out of another "major" championship. He's won 14 "major" professional tournaments. Will he beat Jack Nicklaus' record 18 wins?
June 7, 2011 "I was hopeful that I could play, but if I did, I risk further damage to my left leg," Woods says. "My knee and Achilles tendon are not fully healed." The tournament is set to be played next week in Bethesda, Md.
Tiger Woods talked with reporters after withdrawing from The Players Championship this morning.
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May 12, 2011 His bid to once again be the world's best golfer suffered another setback. Limping and appearing to be in pain, he was six-over-par after just nine holes.
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