Truth & Rumors: Tiger paired with Clarke at Firestone

Tuesday August 2nd, 2011

Tiger Woods famously texted Darren Clarke some positive thoughts before the Irishman's final round at the Open Championship, where he went on to win by three shots. Now these friends can put down their Blackberrys and have a chat during the first two days at Firestone, because they'll go off as a twosome at 1:40 p.m. on Thursday. Sportinglife.com has more.

"I'm delighted to be there - I'll play wherever they put me, but it's great he's coming back to play again," said Clarke last week when Woods announced his return date.
The 42-year-old Ulsterman would not have been in the field but for his Sandwich triumph, which lifted him from 111th to 30th in the world.
Course superintendent killed by lawn sprayer making a living at a golf course proved to be fatal
"He was seen spraying the tee-box areas," Young said Tuesday. "Some other people came up on it and saw him underneath the unit itself. I just don’t know why he was underneath it."
Wyndham extends PGA Tour sponsorship through 2016 at least not for the next four years
Westwood, Clarke, and McIlroy to headline new Thailand Golf Championship big-time tournament called The Thailand Golf Championship

 Lee Westwood, the current #2 player in the world, commented on the event:

"Thailand and Asia are emerging markets in golf, a lot of interesting golfing out there. It is good to have such a big event in this continent. I think that will help increase profile of golf over there."
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