Tiger Woods withdrew from next week’s Masters Tournament following surgery to repair a pinched nerve in his back.
Nick Watney turned around his season with a three-shot win at The Barclays tournament, the first of the U.S. PGA Tour’s four FedExCup playoff events.
Tiger Woods exited golf’s World Match Play Championship in the second round to fellow American Nick Watney, who will play Lee Westwood for a place in the quarterfinals.
Nick Watney beat Dustin Johnson by two shots to claim his first World Golf Championships title two years after he came within a whisker of forcing a playoff against Phil Mickelson at the same event.
Nick Watney won the AT&T National, his second title on golf’s U.S. PGA Tour this year, to climb into the top 10 in the world for the first time.
Tiger Woods failed for the third straight time to get past the second round of golf’s World Match Play Championship with a final-green defeat by fellow American Nick Watney.
Tiger Woods will skip the U.S. PGA Tour’s World Golf Championship Match Play in two weeks, an event from which he was eliminated in the first round two of the past three years.
Peter Hanson held off world No. 1 Rory McIlroy to win the BMW Masters today for his second European Tour golf victory this year. Nick Watney took the CIMB Classic title, with second-ranked Tiger Woods tied for fourth.
Jim Furyk may face more difficulty trying to retain the FedEx Cup title and cash in another $10 million bonus when the U.S. PGA Tour’s playoffs begin today.
Nick Watney shot an 8-under-par 64 to take a one-shot lead after the first round of golf’s Players championship, where Tiger Woods withdrew after nine holes because of knee and ankle injuries.
"The round sort of built momentum and things just kept getting better and better."
- Nick Watney on Oct 28, 2012