Champions dinner with friends Tuesday, but not tournament ready to play Augusta. https://t.co/ip14qY7sTM
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) March 31, 2017
The Golf Blog says: Just a day after Tiger Woods announced he was not ready to play in the Masters, Tiger announced his retirement on his website, perhaps to the surprise of no one.
“After 20 years of professional golf, 14 majors and 79 PGA Tour victories, I have nothing left to accomplish. This sport has given me so much, and I have given it all that my body could possibly give. The past couple years and numerous surgeries have been frustrating, to say the least. I’ve worked harder than I ever have to get my body healthy and my game back to the standards I set for myself. But, sometimes in life, things just don’t go the way you want them to go.
“I want to take this moment to thank my family, my support team, my past coaches (Butch, Hank, Sean, Chris), my caddies (Joe, Stevie, Fluff), and, of course, all of my fans around the world. I’m looking forward to devoting more of my time to my Foundation and just being a dad to my kids. I am coming home.”Tweet
— Christopher Ruddy (@ChrisRuddyNMX) March 18, 2017
— MissAnthrope (@LyssAnthrope) March 18, 2017
The Golf Blog says: As a candidate, Donald Trump famously said, “I’m going to be working for you. I’m not going to have time to go play golf.” As his tweets above indicate, Trump blasted President Obama for golfing during his presidency.
Now, it appears Pres. Trump has changed his tune. He’s golfing nearly every weekend at his own resort, Mar-a-lago, 11 times in 8 weeks, according to the Washington Post. According to Politico, it costs about $3 million each time Pres. Trump travels to Mar-a-Lago. On the current pace of his playing, Trump’s golf trips could cost $780 million over the next four years.
At present pace over 4 Yrs
# of Trump Golf trips: 260
Est cost per trip: $3 mil.
Total: $780 MILLION
— Darkside Daddy (@darksidedaddy) March 18, 2017
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 23, 2017
Pat Perez talking Tiger… if only he'd been as gobby as his ball hurtled into the crowd at 100mph at the weekend pic.twitter.com/amCCZzv2Tb
— Today's Golfer (@TheTodaysGolfer) February 23, 2017
— Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory) February 24, 2017
— Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) February 24, 2017