Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tiger in BootsWith the news that Tiger Woods is in a boot and on the shelf, there has been quite a bit of back and forth as to how serious his injury really is. NBC's Ryan Ballangee has been putting the pieces together, and while Woods' spin machine may have gotten a little overzealous, everything seems to add up to decent  news on Tiger's health.

Tiger Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg spoke on Tuesday afternoon with AP’s Doug Ferguson to provide additional information about Woods’ announcement that minor injuries to his left knee and Achilles tendon would prevent him from playing in the Wells Fargo Championship next week. Steinberg said Woods’ has been in a protective boot and was taking it easy on the golf...
Well, that’s not quite true (and, actually, Ferguson acknowledges this later in his piece). Woods conducted clinics during his trip to Asia on behalf of Nike Golf, which were directly after The Masters. That involved hitting golf shots, as was quickly figured out on the Interwebs.
Is Rory backing local rugby team? but not yet a financial one
Ulster Rugby have denied that Rory McIlroy is the mystery backer behind the club's big-money signings.Rumours have abounded that the golfer has been contributing to the financial cause at Ravenhill, after the club signed New Zealanders John Afoa and Jared Payne on estimated €415,000-a-year deals.The Holywood, Co Down native is a huge supporter of Ulster and watched their Heineken Cup quarter-final defeat to Northampton Saints before his final-day meltdown at the US Masters.But the 21-year-old--who has earned more than €6m on the course during his career--"is not putting any money into Ulster", a spokesperson said yesterday."Not at all, Rory McIlroy's a massive supporter and while I'm not sure if he pays into Ravenhill, he is not putting money in. There are rumours about him paying some players' wages, but they are not true."
Tweet of the Day Looks like Geoff Ogilvy is trying to sprout a miracle Tweetoday427 Ogilvy

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