Truth and Rumors: Will Tiger play golf into his 50s?
Tiger Woods took to the airwaves on 106.7 The Fan in Washington D.C. to discuss his swing and a few other topics while promoting the AT&T National, which he hosts. The most interesting point came when Woods hinted that sees himself playing -- and contending -- into his 50s. Deadspin has more from the transcript.
Looking down the road, do you think you can keep winning tournaments into your 50s?: "Absolutely, 100 percent agree with that. It just has to be on the right golf course. It can't be, at that age - well, by the time I'm at that age, it'll be some golf courses over 8,000 yards. It's probably not going to be at one of those; it's probably going to be at a shorter golf course like you'd find at a British Open. Tom [Watson], at Turnberry, it was like the perfect Open. It was howling, it was a golf course he had won on and knew how to play and it was playing very quick. … You can certainly see a certain player playing into their 50s and being successful on a certain venue. You can't do it on all venues, there's no doubt. Some ballparks are just too big."Tiger to release another hostage video fan chat videoGolf fans who couldn't get enough of Tiger Woods's video chat during the week of the Wells Fargo Championship will no doubt be thrilled to learn that a sequel is on the way, this time in the form of a Google+ chat. Woods has not announced whether he will face the media at a press conference before next week's Memorial, but when Woods conducted a video chat before Quail Hollow he elected not to appear at a pre-tournament presser. Woods announced the news on his website.
Tiger Woods, winner of 72 PGA Tour tournaments and 14 major golf championships, has invited fans to join him next Tuesday afternoon, May 29, on Google+ for his first Hangout. You are asked to send questions about the upcoming Memorial Tournament, the U.S. Open and other topics, and Tiger will pick some of you to join him LIVE next week. Please use the hashtag #TigerHangout.Jack excited about Senior PGA courseThis week the Senior PGA Championship will be held at Harbor Shores, which sits between the neighboring towns of Benton Harbor and St. Joseph in Southwest Michigan. It will be the first major to be played at the new Jack Nicklaus-designed track, and the Golden Bear is excited about both the course and its impact on the surrounding community.
The Hangout will also feature special guests and is expected to last for about 30 minutes. It will give fans a chance to interact with Tiger as he prepares for the Memorial Tournament next week and the U.S. Open in June.
"People would ask me, 'Why Harbor Shores?' and my answer was always, 'Why not?'" Nicklaus said. "A man who had worked for me, Mark Hesemann, came to me and said they had a project they wanted me to do in Michigan to revitalize the community here in Benton Harbor. He asked if I would be interested. I said, 'Sure, that's what we do.' We had just done a couple of reclamation projects.Tweet of the Day
"So I came up here and they took me out to the site. And I said, 'Where is the golf course going to be?' And they said, 'Right there.' And I said, 'Where?' because I was looking at buildings and looking at dumps. Usually for a golf course you're looking at this nice pristine looking property. But we had to knock down buildings and remove waste. We removed enough waste to fill an area a football field long and 65 feet high...
"...It was more fun for a variety of reasons. I always have fun doing a golf course. It's always fun to see it finished. But in this case, it was fun to see a community revitalized. The jobs that were created here by this project, the support that Jeff (Fettig, Chairman and CEO of Whirlpool) and the Whirlpool Corporation gave to it and the support of the communities of Benton Harbor and St. Joseph were tremendous. Everybody pulled together. That's what we need in this country, everybody pulling together to get something done. We were really privileged to be a part of that. We were just a small part with a golf course and green grass."