“I don’t really know what to expect next week at the at ,” Woods said in his monthly newsletter. “I’ve never had to experience anything in life like this and never had a nine-week layoff before, so we’ll just have to wait and see. Hopefully, my game will be sharp. No matter what happens, it won’t be from lack of effort on my part.”

The major is known as the toughest test in , and it takes on a new meaning for . It will be the first tournament he has played in nine weeks, his longest break from the game since he climbed out of a high chair and imitated his father by swatting a ball into the net.

It will be his first tournament since standing at his father’s grave. Read more…

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tuned up for with a perfect U.S. Open-style round on the wind-swept course.

Patiently closing with a bogey-free 3-under 68, the three-time major champion won his record third

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June 10, 2006

Fred Funk Turns 50

, a seven-time winner and one of golf’s most popular players, will celebrate his 50th birthday next Wednesday, June 14, at the at in Mamaroneck, New York. In early July, he is scheduled to make his debut with back-to-back starts in majors at the in Kansas and the in Michigan.

“I’m really looking forward to the fan aspect of things. I pride myself on interacting with the crowd. I’m certainly no or , but I like getting them involved and when I’m playing my best , that’s when I’m really conscious of trying to acknowledge the crowd after they acknowledge me. It’s fun to get them involved and with the having that as their focus, it’s a little better for me. I’ve been able to make a great living playing a game … but at the same time we’re out there to entertain.” Read More…

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May 26, 2006

Wood Captures Victory

Today one of our students - - shot 65 in a one day event to win the tournament!

Congratulations to Geoff and his wife Sarah. Geoff is getting ready to hit the road and take his game to higher levels and playing fields.

We’re behind you Geoff - go out play well!

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April 24, 2006

Shell Houston Open

cruises to a 6 shot victory and goes wire-to-wire for his second win of the year.

After feeling something last week while practicing in Orlando kept that feeling during this weeks tournament.

Appleby shot a 5-under 67 on Sunday to cap a wire-to-wire victory and join Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson as the only two-time winners on the this year.

Appleby, also the 1999 winner in Houston, finished at 19-under 269 on the new Tournament Course at Redstone, six shots ahead of Bob Estes. Appleby matched the and was the first player in the event’s 60-year history to lead from the opening round to the end.

The victory margin was also a personal best in eight career wins for Appleby. He won twice in playoffs and the other five by one shot. Read More…

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