Golf-No Quail Hollow for Woods, who is 'sick' of being sidelined (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:00:40 PDT)
Media speculation that Tiger Woods would make his PGA Tour return at next week's Wells Fargo Championship proved false when his name was not included in the official field for the event after Friday's deadline. Players had until 5 p.m. ET (2100 GMT) to register for the May 5-8 tournament at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina and Woods was a conspicuous absentee when the PGA Tour eventually released the full field. A few hours earlier on the opposite side of the country, Woods gave a strong indication that even he did not know when he would be making his competitive comeback as he continues his recovery from back surgeries.
Golf-Ryder Cup captains both hope Woods can make U.S. team (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:59:30 PDT)
By Larry Fine NEW YORK, April 29 (Reuters) - United States Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III says he will cheer on assistant captain Tiger Woods to give him reason to put him on the team as a player once the former world number one returns to competition. Speculation has been mounting that 14-times major champion Woods could soon be returning to competitive golf after a long layoff recovering from back problems. "He wants to be there and wants to be part of the team," Love told Reuters in an interview promoting the next Ryder Cup, which starts on Sept. 30 at Minnesota's Hazeltine course.
Golf-Vegas in tie for lead at weather-hit New Orleans (Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:10:16 PDT)
Jhonattan Vegas of Venezuela surged into a share of the lead at the weather-hit Zurich Classic of New Orleans when the thunderstorm-delayed first round was finally completed on Friday. In pursuit of his second victory on the PGA Tour, the 31-year-old from Maturin birdied four of his last nine holes to shoot an eight-under-par 64 on a rain-softened layout at the TPC Louisiana. Veteran South African Retief Goosen opened with a 65, Swede Henrik Norlander returned a 66 and Australian Geoff Ogilvy was among a group of 12 players bunched at 67.