Woods returns with solid round and good start in Bahamas

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES After his best shot of the day — a pitching wedge he hit low from 95 yards that settled a foot behind the hole for birdie on No. 14 — he sent a drive well to the right into the native dunes. Woods had to take a penalty drop to get back in play and wound up making bogey.But it was solid enough that Woods was far more interested in the leaderboard than the fact he felt strong physically.“It was not only nice to get the first round out of the way, but also I’m only three shots out of the lead,” he said. “So to be able to put myself there after not playing for 10 months or so, it was nice to feel the adrenaline out there.”He was tied for eighth in the 18-man field of this holiday exhibition that awards world ranking points but does not count as official on any tour. Rickie Fowler and Matt Kuchar were at 67, while Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose and Kevin Chappell were at 68.The buzz was back. Johnson noticed it when he was on the practice range and noticed a crowd around theputting green.ADVERTISEMENT “For me, I thought I did great,” Woods said with a smile.And in a sign that he was ready to get back into the mix, he was far from satisfied.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkUnlike a year ago, when Woods ended a 15-month hiatus from his ailing back, he didn’t show any fatigue at the end of his round or make any big numbers. His only regret was playing the par 5s at Albany Golf Club in 1-over par with two bogeys that stalled his momentum.Coming off a 25-foot birdie putt on the par-3 eighth, Woods hit a 3-wood that rolled up on the green and then down a slope about 30 feet from the pin. It took him four shots from there, starting with a chip that didn’t reach the green and his first expletive loud enough for television to pick up. View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Tiger Woods prepares to hit from the second fairway at the Hero World Challenge golf tournament at Albany Golf Club in Nassau, Bahamas, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Dante Carrer)NASSAU, Bahamas — Tiger Woods looked a lot better in his return to golf than he did when he left.Playing for the first time since his fourth back surgery, Woods returned from a 10-month layoff with a 3-under 69 on a breezy Thursday in the Bahamas that left him three shots behind Tommy Fleetwood after the opening round of the Hero World Challenge.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “Tiger must be there,” Johnson said. “Because there’s 40 people instead of four.”Golf Channel added an hour of coverage, and Twitter came alive with people curious about the latest return. That included Steph Curry, the Golden State Warriors’ two-time MVP who played a Web.com Tour event in August. “The wait is over. The wait is over,” he tweeted .Michael Phelps said he was “pumped to be watching” Woods on TV again.This event doesn’t draw big crowds, but most of them were with Woods to see how he would fare in this latest comeback, this one from fusion surgery on his lower back on April 20. Given it was his fourth surgery in three years, coupled with a DUI arrest in the summer that exposed the struggles Woods was having with pain medicine, a day like this seemed a long way off.Woods said he appreciated the moment Thursday morning.“I was in my head thanking all the people who have helped me in giving me a chance to come back and play this round again,” he said. “There were a lot of people who were instrumental in my life — friends, outside people I’ve never met before, obviously my surgeon. I was very thankful.”And he was as competitive as always.Woods delivered his first fist pump on par-4 fourth hole when he scooped a chip that didn’t reach the green, and then holed an 18-foot par putt.While the field is short, the competition is strong with eight of the top in the world at Albany. Woodsrealizes they have spent the last couple of years playing at a high level that allows them to overcome a few mistakes.“I don’t want to lose shots,” Woods said. “I haven’t played in a very long time and I can’t afford to go out there and make a bunch of bogeys and know that I can make nine, 10 birdies and offset them.” Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Passenger volume spike at Araneta bus terminals PLAY LIST 02:43Passenger volume spike at Araneta bus terminals00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Russia signals rainbow flags tolerated at World Cup Along with his five birdies — only two of them were tap-ins — Woods had an assortment of tough par saves, including a 10-footer that kept him dropping another shot on a par 5 at No. 11. He finished his round with a belly wedge from short of the 17th green because of mud on his ball, and holing a 6-foot par putt on the 18th.A year ago, Woods made a pair of double bogeys over the last three holes for a 73 to finish nine shots behind. This time, he closed with pars and was three back.PGA champion Justin Thomas, who also opened with a 69 in the same pairing with Woods, is among those whohave played with him in recent weeks in Florida. Woods said he once played nine straight days.“It was what I saw when we played at home,” Thomas said. “Obviously, taking this much time off from competition is hard. I felt rusty starting after a month-and-a-half, so I can’t imagine what it felt like for him. But he played well.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Businessman gives back to community

first_imgStar Party Rentals on Sunday distributed school supplies to a number of children within the Campbellville, Georgetown area, as part of its obligation to give back to the community.Trenton Griffith (manager) handing over the school suppliesThis distribution exercise was definitely a timely one, given that the new academic year commences on September 2.The children, drawn from the community of Campbellville, were outfitted with school supplies in an effort to ensure that they are ready for the academic year.Owner of Star Party Rentals, Lennox Kush told Guyana Times that this was the start of a great initiative, since the company originated in the Campbellville community and as such, it was happy to provide the needed assistance to the children.“I want to see this community get better. I will do whatever it takes to enhance this community, due to the fact I came from humble beginnings and it pleases my heart that I am fortunate enough to give back,” Kush expressed.The businessman disclosed that he plans to make this initiative an annual one, since the children are the future.“I will ensure they will be provided with the necessities they need in helping them academically. I am pleading with the parents of the children to come forward and ask for assistance, so we can mould them into productive citizens of society. Education is very important and with these kids, they are the future of our country and the future leaders,” he added.Star Party Rentals was established in October 2009 and has experienced tremendous growth in Guyana’s event industry.last_img read more

No Czechmate for U.S.

first_imgThe other pairings for the April 6 quarterfinals are France-Russia, Germany-Belgium and Sweden-Argentina. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The United States will next play Spain in Winston-Salem, N.C., in April. It will be a rematch of the 2004 final in Seville, when the Spanish hosts beat the Americans on clay spread so thick it took any sting out of the U.S. game. “It was similar to a sandbox,” Roddick recalled. The Spaniards, likely led by Rafael Nadal, now can expect something faster. “I’m sure we will return the favor, and I’m sure the court probably won’t be too slow,” Roddick said. Other World Group winners in the first round were defending champion Russia (at Chile), Sweden (at Belarus), Germany (home against Croatia), Spain (at Switzerland), France (home against Romania), Argentina (at Austria) and Belgium (at home against Australia). “As far as the weight of the situation goes,” Roddick said, “It definitely could be one of my best matches on clay.” The victory gave the Americans an insurmountable lead in the best-of-five format, and Roddick ran his record to 8-0 in Davis Cup matches with victory on the line. In the final match, which had no bearing on the outcome, Bob Bryan beat Lukas Dlouhy 7-6 (5), 6-4. center_img OSTRAVA, Czech Republic – Andy Roddick kicked the red powder off his shoes one last time Sunday, happy to be done with clay and ready to return to the hard courts back home for the Davis Cup quarterfinals. Roddick beat Tomas Berdych 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (4) Sunday to lead the United States to a 4-1 victory over the Czech Republic in the first round of the World Group. last_img read more

Photo Gallery: God Save the Queen at the Encana Event Centre

first_imgChildren, teenagers, young adults and fans from the glory years when Queen prevailed on the billboard charts were all singing along to the classic songs that many of us had grown up on.Some of the hits preformed include Bohemian Rhapsody, Somebody to Love, Bicycle Race, and Another One Bites the Dust to name a few.The parties are anything but over at the Encana Event Centre, as plenty of big names are scheduled to perform in the near future. Some performances include, but are not limited to; The Dobbie Brothers live in concert, the infamous stand-up comedy of Russell Peters, Brad Paisley and John Fogerty.- Advertisement -You can purchase your tickets to any of these events online at tigerboxofficeplus.ca, by phone at 1 877 339 8499, and in person at the 2 Tiger Box Office Plus locations in the Encana Event Centre and at Tiger Printing and Stationers.last_img read more

Criminal proceedings opened against FIFA president Sepp Blatter

first_img1 Swiss prosecutors have opened criminal proceedings against FIFA president Sepp Blatter and questioned UEFA president Michel Platini on a day of stunning developments at football’s world governing body.The Swiss attorney general’s office issued a statement saying Blatter is suspected of criminal mismanagement or misappropriation over a TV rights deal he signed with former Caribbean football chief Jack Warner in 2005.He is also suspected of “a disloyal payment” in 2011 of two millions Swiss francs (£1.35million on current exchange rates) to Platini for work allegedly carried out by the Frenchman between 1999 and 2002.Platini has been seen as the favourite to succeed Blatter as president of FIFA.Officers from the Swiss Office of the Attorney General (OAG) interrogated Blatter at FIFA headquarters following a FIFA executive committee meeting on Friday. His office was searched and data seized.Blatter has repeatedly insisted he is innocent of any wrongdoing amid allegations of scandal involving FIFA.Platini’s alleged involvement casts a shadow over his hopes of succeeding Blatter, who is understood to be deciding whether to step down immediately rather than stick to his original plan of staying on until February 26 2016. A “disloyal payment” is one that goes against the best interests of the organisation – and the question Platini will have to answer is why the alleged payment was not made until nine years down the line.FIFA had cancelled a news conference at its FIFA headquarters at the last minute on Friday.Around 170 media had been accredited for the news conference in Zurich and were only told of the cancellation five minutes before it was due to start.It followed a FIFA executive committee on Friday morning where a number of decisions were taken. These included moving the venue of the next meeting from Japan to Zurich – Japan has an extradition treaty with the USA and Blatter and several other officials have been wary of possible arrest.The committee also ratified a decision taken in March that the winter World Cup in Qatar in 2022 will be held over 28 days between November 21 and December 18.FIFA said it was co-operating with the investigation by the attorney general’s office.A statement said: “Since 27 May 2015, FIFA has been co-operating with the Office of the Swiss Attorney General (OAG) and has complied with all requests for documents, data and other information. We will continue this level of co-operation throughout the investigation. Today, at the Home of FIFA, representatives from the Office of the Swiss Attorney General conducted interviews and gathered documents pursuant to its investigation.“FIFA facilitated these interviews as part of our ongoing co-operation. We will have no further comment on the matter as it is an active investigation.”Blatter’s American lawyer Richard Cullen insisted “no mismanagement” had occurred.Cullen said in a statement: “Mr Blatter is co-operating and we are confident that when the Swiss authorities have a chance to review the documents and the evidence they will see that the contract was properly prepared and negotiated by the appropriate staff members of FIFA who were routinely responsible for such contracts, and certainly no mismanagement occurred.”Platini released a statement saying he had clarified matters about the payment with the authorities.Platini said: “Today I was asked by the Swiss authorities to provide information relating to the ongoing investigations surrounding FIFA. I have always been open to supporting the relevant bodies and authorities in their investigative work and therefore cooperated fully.“Regarding the payment that was made to me, I wish to state that this amount relates to work which I carried out under a contract with FIFA and I was pleased to have been able to clarify all matters relating to this with the authorities.“Today I also made clear to the Swiss authorities that since I live in Switzerland I am available to speak with them any time to clarify any matters relating to the investigations.” Sepp Blatter last_img read more

CONCERN AS MEN SPEND CHRISTMAS IN TENT AT GLENVEAGH

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: CONCERN has been expressed after a number of men spent the Christmas weekend living in a tent at Glenveagh National Park.The men, believed to be foreign nationals, pitched a tent on the Derrylahan Trail, a marked walk at the Co Donegal park.As many as six men were spotted in the area on Christmas Day. Around 50 empty beer tins could be seen dumped in a pile beside the tent which was pitched in a wooded area overlooking the lake.A howling gale had lashed the area with heavy rain for most of the weekend.A donegaldaily.com reader who saw the site said he felt sorry for the men.“Quite why they thought it was a good place to stay for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day is beyond me,” he said. “I wasn’t really concerned about the litter issue; I’m sure they’ll lift that before they go.“I just thought it was awful sad that this was how someone was spending Christmas Day. We’d gone there for a walk before Christmas dinner.”Another person who saw the men added: “They seemed in good spirits but I still felt sorry for them.“It’s dreadful that these people spent Christmas in a tent.”© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, Interviews and Pictures, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyCONCERN AS MEN SPEND CHRISTMAS IN TENT AT GLENVEAGH was last modified: December 25th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:glenveagh national parkmen spend Christmas in tentlast_img read more

DONEGAL MAN’S EMOTIONAL POEM FOR HIS LATE MUM

first_imgJOHN O’DONNELL is well known throughout the county.He is known for his poems and writings – and has had a huge following after revealing earlier this year that he had been adopted and found his birth mother 55 years after his search began.Last Friday the dear mother from Churchill who adopted John passed away. He read this poem at her graveside on Sunday. And he has asked us to publish the tribute.DEDICATED TO MY MOTHER SARAH O DONNELL1920 -2012 Awake but I’m dreaming, I sleep but don’t rest,My heart is still beating, but lies broken inside my chest,Feet on the ground and still falling,I am brave but I fear, I rejoice yet I feel so sad,You’re still missed so much down here.****** Send me a letter from heaven, tell me about your place,Paint me a view from your window,Are the streets made of gold like they say?Can you reach out and touch the hand, of the man above every day, Send me a letter from heaven to read today,******I cry out but its muted, I can hear but there is no sound,I can see but it’s dark outside, though the sun is still shining down,I’m healthy but homesick, I’m still young but feel old,I’m numb but still feel the pain, Mum I just cant let you go.*******Send me a letter from heaven, tell me about your place,Paint me a view from your window,Are the streets made of gold like they say,Can you reach out and touch the hand, of the man above every day,Send me a letter from heaven to read today.******My ears miss your voice, my eyes miss your face,My skin misses your touch,Mum the whole world misses your grace,I’m still sad but rejoicing, I still ask why but don’t know,Tears still fill my eyes from time to time,I just try not to let them show,I’m still tired but rest easy, I have been hurt but I’m strong,I still feel lost at times but I know I’ll find, a little faith to carry on.******Send me a letter from heaven,tell me about your place,Paint me a view from your window,Are the streets made of gold like they say,Can you reach out and touch the hand, of the man above every day,Send me a letter from heaven to read today,I need a letter from heaven from you today*******I LOVE YOU MUM  SLEEP SOUNDLY UNTIL WE MEETYOUR LOVIN SON JOHN © John o donnell (cotter)DONEGAL MAN’S EMOTIONAL POEM FOR HIS LATE MUM was last modified: August 14th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DONEGAL MAN’S EMOTIONAL POEM FOR HIS LATE MUMJohn O’Donnelllast_img read more

Woman appears in court on series of alleged credit card frauds

first_imgA young woman has appeared in court charged with a series of alleged credit card frauds.Sarah Mihai, of Woodview Terrace in Stranorlar, appeared at Letterkenny District Court today. Her solicitor Patsy Gallagher says that Ms Mihai, aged 20, faces a number of charges already.He asked that her current bail conditions be extended to cover the latest series of charges.He said the alleged charges relate to several different businesses.He asked for the case to be put back until March 26th next for full details and for the charges to be dealt with on that date.Woman appears in court on series of alleged credit card frauds was last modified: February 21st, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ballybofeycourtcredit carddonegalSarah Mihailast_img read more

Hopes high for permanent toilet facilities at playground

first_imgA county councillor is hoping the necessary steps are being put in place for a much-needed toilet facility at a local playground.“It’s very encouraging to see a public toilet now in place for those who use the Play Area here on Gweedore Business Park.“I have been working with Údarás na Gaeltachta on this and I would like to thank all the staff who worked to make this happen”. But he added “We need now to work towards getting funding to build a permanent toilet and changing facilities.“I have been in contact with the Minister’s office in relation to this and will update once I have further information”Hopes high for permanent toilet facilities at playground was last modified: April 26th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGweedoreTOILETSlast_img read more

Half-time: Everton 1 Chelsea 2

first_imgDiego Costa grabbed his third goal in as many games as Chelsea scored twice in the opening three minutes to take a first-half lead.Costa showed no signs of the hamstring strain that had threatened to rule him out as he ran on to a Cesc Fabregas pass and hit the ball through the legs of Everton keeper Tim Howard after 35 seconds.The goal came at the end of a wonderful team move and that quality surfaced again just over two minutes later to make it 2-0.Some slick build-up play ended with Costa finding Ramires, and the Brazilian’s pass was fired low into the net by Branislav Ivanovic.The Serbian looked fractionally offside and the hosts complained, but they were lucky to avoid going down to 10 men when Howard handled the ball outside his area soon after.Everton then settled and began to dominate possession and create chances.Former Blues striker Romelu Lukaku hit the bar with a towering header and Sylvain Distin’s follow-up effort was correctly ruled out for offside.And the strong home pressure was rewarded when Kevin Mirallas headed home a fine Seamus Coleman cross to make it 2-1 just before the interval.Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Fabregas, Matic; Ramires, Willian, Hazard; Costa.Subs: Cech, Luis, Zouma, Mikel, Schurrle, Salah, Drogba.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more