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Tiger Woods returning: maybe

In spite of reports the missing Tiger Woods will return to PGA Tour competition at the Accenture Match Play Championship in two weeks, don’t count on it. The original news story appeared in an Australian newspaper yesterday and was subsequently picked up by other news outlets.

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Absent Tiger Woods puts grooves center stage

At last week’s PGA Merchandise Show two topics dominated many conversations with the first being the Tiger Woods debacle. His fall from grace and his return to the PGA Tour was discussed endlessly with a significant minority raising the question of “if he will return” rather than “when.” However, since speculation is at best only grist for tabloids, the second and less sensational topic was the controversy over the groove change imposed on short irons.

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Is Phil Mickelson Cheating?

It seems our good friend Phil, or as some are calling him this week, "The Tour Savior" is ruffling some feathers already after only being back for a total of 18 holes. Phil has decided to put in to play a Ping wedge that falls through the loophole of the new groove rule that was put in to effect this year. A couple weeks ago at the Sony Open we saw John Daly and Dean Wilson already take advantage of this loophole putting 20 year old wedges in play.

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Further Heartbreak for New England’s Ken Green

Yesterday Ken Green announced on his blog that his youngest son, Hunter, had passed away in his dorm room at SMU. Apparently Hunter had actually died the week prior but Green’s ex-wife had kept the news from him until just yesterday. As a parent, I can’t imagine the anger and hurt he must be feeling  as he tries to process and understand why this has happened.

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