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Published: Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:25:50 +0000

 



Why Tiger Woods' Yacht is Called 'Privacy' and...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Learn more about Tiger Woods' yacht named Privacy, including its size and cost.



What's In Tiger Woods' Bag? His New Club Choices

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

With Nike Golf out of the club business, what's in Tiger Woods' golf bag now? Here's a look at what equipment Tiger is using now, plus his club history.



What was the Tiger Woods Divorce Settlement?

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

What are the details of the Tiger Woods divorce settlement with former wife Elin Nordegren? Facts are few, but this entry in the Woods FAQ provides some details.



Sam She Am: Meet Tiger Woods' Daughter

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Tiger Woods has two kids, the oldest of whom is his daughter Sam. Find out her birthday, plus her full name, and photos. And why is she named Sam?



Oh, Those Tiger Cubs: Names and Ages of Woods'...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

What are the names and ages of Tiger Woods' kids? How many children does Tiger have? Learn more about Tiger's tykes here.



How Did Tiger Woods Get His Nickname? Does He...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

How did Tiger Woods get his nickname of 'Tiger'? Does he have any other nicknames? Those questions are answers in this entry from the Tiger Woods FAQ.



What Are the Most Popular Golf Tournament...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

What are the most popular golf tournament formats, and what are their rules? Here are 10 of the most common types of competition formats.



How Far Should You Hit Each of Your Golf Clubs?

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

How far should you hit your golf clubs? This chart shows typical distances, along with tips for learning your yardages.



Know Your Golf Scoring Terms: Birdies, Bogeys...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

What do golf scoring terms such as birdie and bogey, eagle and par, mean? How many strokes does it take for a golfer to make each of those scores?



Awwwww! Photos of Those Cuties Sam and Charlie...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Tiger Woods has two adorable children, daughter Sam and son Charlie. See photos of them as babies, toddlers and kids, with their dad, mom and others.



They Are Major Deals: Golfers With the Most...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Which golfers have the most victories in the men's major championships? Here is the list in order, with first and last wins plus more facts and figures.



16 Photos That Tell the Story of Elin Nordegren

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Check out this photo gallery of Elin Nordegren pictures showing the wife of professional golfer Tiger Woods.



Talkin' 'Bout Shaft: Understanding Golf Club...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

What is the role of shaft flex in a golf club and golf swing? Here's how a basic understanding of shaft flex can help improve your game and score.



Just Do It: Read this Profile of Nike Golf and...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Learn more about Nike Golf and view reviews and news of company products.



Mom Genes? Meet Tiger Woods' Mother, Kultida...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Kultida (Tida) Punsawad was born in 1944 in Thailand. Her ancestry is a mix of Thai, Chinese and Dutch, and she was raised Buddhist.



Find Out When the 2017 Masters Golf Tournament...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Find the dates for the 2017 Masters Tournament, plus the qualifying criteria and more info for one of golf's major championships.



Match Play Formats

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

What are the most common match play formats in golf, and how are they played? Here's a tip sheet for beginners.



Who Are Golf's Greatest 25 Players of All Time?

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Who are the best golfers of all-time? Here is a ranking of the Top 25 men in the history of golf.



What are Tiger Woods' Current Endorsements?

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

What are Tiger Woods' endorsements - which companies have sponsorship deals with the golfer? Find out in this FAQ from About.com Golf.



What is Tiger Woods' House and Practice...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Take a look at Tiger Woods' house and estate in Jupiter Island, Florida, and read about its features, price and its extensive backyard golf practice facility.



Should Golfers Use Clubs With Steel or Graphite...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

What's best for your golf game - steel shafts or graphite shafts? This comparison looks at the pros and cons of each type of shaft.



How Do You Know Which Golf Club to Hit?

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

How do you know which golf club to hit from different distances if you are new to the game? Here are some ideas.



Understanding Your Golf Clubs: All About Irons

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Beginning golfers sometimes aren't sure which golf clubs do what, or why. Here, the About.com Golf Guides helps beginners understand irons, from the 3-iron to the pitching wedge.



What Happens When You Use Golf Clubs With the...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

What happens when you use golf clubs with the wrong shaft flex? Here are some of the effects.



Getting a Great Golf Stance, Step-by-Step

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Learn how to achieve a great golf setup position with this step-by-step guide to the stance that includes alignment, ball position, posture, balance and more.



What Are Golf Handicaps, Anyway?

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Get an overview of the USGA Handicap System and how golf handicaps help the game of golf.



Understanding Your Golf Clubs: What Are Wedges?

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Beginning golfers sometimes aren't sure which golf clubs do what, or why. We to help beginners understand wedges, including sand wedges, gap wedges and lob wedges.



What's the Ruling? Sort Out Tricky Golf Rules...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

This Golf Rules FAQ answers frequently asked questions about both common and uncommon situations encountered when playing golf.



Understanding Swingweight in Golf Clubs

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

What is swingweight in a golf club, and is it something every golfer needs to be concerned with? The About.com Golf Guide examines swingweight.



What the Letters on a Golf Club Shaft Mean

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

From X flex to L flex, what do those letters - plus, A, M, R and S - mean on golf shafts? This letter code indicates how stiff or soft a golf shaft plays.



How to Mark Your Scorecard in Golf

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

If you're a beginner, you might be unsure of some of the different ways to mark the golf scorecard. Here's a rundown of 10 of the most common methods for marking the scorecard.



What is Moment of Inertia (MOI) in Golf?

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

MOI, is a property of physics that indicates the relative difference in how easy or difficult it will be to set any object in motion about a defined axis of rotation.



He Trained a Tiger: Meet Earl Woods Sr., Father...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Learn more about Tiger Woods' father, Earl Woods Sr., with this short biographical profile that includes key information about the man and his life.



10 of the Most Popular Betting Games and Side...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

What are the most popular golf betting games and side bets? And how are they played? Here are 10 of most common gambling games, plus info on many more.



How to Use the Handicap Line on a Golf Scorecard

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

What do the seemingly random numbers that appear on the Handicap line of golf scorecards mean? Here's the answer.



Amazing but True: The PGA Tour Golfer Who Hit a...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

In 1992, a journeyman golfer named Carl Cooper blasted a 787-yard drive during a PGA Tour tournament, the Texas Open. And that's a true story! (Seriously.)



Most Common Questions Beginning Golfers Ask

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

The Golf for Beginners FAQ helps those interested in becoming golfers answer questions that are sure to come up.



What Is Tiger's Annual Income?

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

What is Tiger Woods' earnings, his annual income? That question is answered in this entry from the Tiger FAQ.



Tiger Woods' Net Worth Is HOW MUCH?

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Reality check: There are some wild estimates of Tiger Woods' net worth out there. Here's a more realistic look at Woods' income, expenses and worth.



Date, Location and Qualifying Criteria for 2017...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Find out when and where the 2017 US Open golf tournament is played, how to get tickets and how golfers earn places in the field.



Differences Between Graphite and Steel Golf Clubs

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

The main differences between graphite and steel golf shafts revolve around weight, but there are also other factors to consider when choosing the type of shaft.



LPGA Q-School Format and Past Winners

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

How much does it cost to enter LPGA Q-School? What is the format and the dates for this year's qualifiers? Find that, plus the list of past medalists.



These Golf Handicap Calculators Let You...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Don't have an official golf handicap but want to know what yours would be if you did? There are handicap calculators that give you an official index.



Enjoy an Arnold Palmer Drink: How to Make One,...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Have you ever enjoyed an Arnold Palmer drink? Find out how to make this tea-and-lemonade mocktail, and why it's named after the famous golfer.



Want to Laugh? Try these Golf Funnies

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

In the mood for a laugh? Browse through a collection of one-liners and other short funnies about the game of golf.



What is Center of Gravity, and How Does It...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

What is the center of gravity in golf clubs, and how does its position affect the flight of a struck golf ball? Read this FAQ for the answers.



Golf Betting Games and Tournament Formats...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Find out how to play dozens and dozens of golf tournament formats, and check the definitions of various side bets and golf betting games.



Tiger Woods Divorce: What are some of the...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

What are the details of the Tiger Woods divorce? Here are some of the key dates and developments from the Woods FAQ.



10 Oldies But Goodies: The Oldest Golfers Who...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Oldies but goodies? These golfers certainly were. Find out who the oldest-ever major championship winner is, plus the Top 10 oldest major champs.



Here's How to Decide Which Tees (Yardages) To...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

How do you know which set of tees (which yardages) to play from on a golf course? Here's how to decide which teeing grounds to use.



Know Your Pro Golf Tournaments: Tiger Woods'...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Read up on the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods' golf tournament that benefits his foundation, and find all the winners, trivia and coming dates.



What is Slope Rating in Golf?

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

What is slope rating in golf, how does it function and what is its purpose? This entry in the Handicaps FAQ answers those questions.



How to Grip Your Golf Club

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Here is a step-by-step guide to the correct way for golfers to take their grip of the club, starting with the lead (or top) hand.



5 Basics About Sets of Golf Clubs

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Learn more about golf sets, including which clubs they can include, how expensive they are, and some tips for beginners.



The 7 All-Time Best 18-Hole Scores on the PGA...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

What is the best score for 18 holes ever recorded on the PGA Tour? A new record was set in 2016. Here's the lowest, plus all the sub-60 rounds on Tour.



Why Torque Is Important When Choosing the Right...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

The torque measurement of a golf shaft is often imprinted on the shaft, and is sometimes a consideration in choosing a shaft. But what is torque, and how important is it?



Is Golf an Acronym for Gentleman Only, Ladies...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Does the word golf stand for Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden? That's a popular myth, but it's not true. Find out the real origins of the word golf.



Here's How to Play the Shamble Golf Tournament...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Do you know how to play a Shamble golf tournament? Here's an explanation of the format plus various options for how to keep to score in this golf game.



Where Does Tiger Woods Call Home?

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Where is Tiger Woods' home - what places does the superstar golfer call home? Here's a look.



Math Is Fun! Here's the Formula for Calculating...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Oh, you're hardcore: You want to know the math behind the golf handicap calculation. OK, you got it. Here's the handicap formula explained, with examples.



Knowing Your Basic Golf Terms: What is a Birdie?

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Do you know what a birdie is in golf? Here's a closer look at the scoring term, with examples of how to make one, plus its other uses in golf.



Tiger Woods Pictures

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Our Tiger Woods pictures are organized into galleries, and include images from famous victories plus personal themes.



These Golfers Aced Par-5 Holes ... and One Even...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Has any golfer scored a hole-in-one on a par-5 hole? Yes, it's happened several times - once even with a 3-iron! Here's the rundown.



4 Tips to Get a Higher Trajectory on Your Golf...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

If you are struggling getting your irons up in the air, these checkpoints will help you address the problem.



Tiger Woods Parents: Who are Mom and Dad?

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Who are Tiger Woods' parents? This FAQ includes information about the golfer's mother and father, their names and background about each.



What You Should Know Before Buying Your First...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

What factors should you consider before buying your first set of golf clubs? The About.com Golf Guide has some suggestions.



You Won't Believe the Lowest Scores Ever...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

What is the lowest golf score ever recorded for an 18-hole round on a regulation course? Would you believe 55 has been shot at least four times?



What is a Bogey in Golf? Here are Examples to...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Do you know what a bogey is in golf? Here's an explanation of the scoring term, with examples of specific scores, plus origins and other uses.



What are the Different Meanings of 'Golf Club'?

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

There are several different meanings of the term Golf Club. Find out what the primary usages are, a definition of each, and resources for further explantion for each usage of the term.



Are There Rules About the Length of Golf Holes...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Is there a limit on how long a par-3 hole can be? What yardage makes a hole a par-5? Are there even rules about what lengths correspond to which pars?



50 Best Women Golfers of All Time

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Who are the greatest women golfers of all time? The About.com Golf Guide counts down the Top 50 Female Golfers of All-Time.



The Awe-Inspiring Rundown of Tiger Woods'...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

The list of Tiger Woods' career tournament wins is long and impressive. Here they are from the PGA Tour and European Tour, plus more info and trivia.



Seeing Red: Why Does Tiger Woods Wear Red...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Why does Tiger Woods always wear red shirts the final rounds of golf tournaments? It has to do with power and psychology. And his mother.



How Many Clubs Are You Allowed to Carry in Your...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Is there a limit to how many golf clubs golfers can carry in their bags? Yes, the Rules of Golf do impose a limit. Here's what it is and why it exists.



Say Hi to Tiger Woods' Son Charlie Axel

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Tiger Woods has two children, one of whom is son Charlie. Learn Charlie's full name, his birthday, plus find more photos of him here.



How to Keep Score in Golf: Simple Intro for...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Need to know how to keep score in golf? Here's a rundown of golf scoring that describes the basics, scoring in relation to par and the three main formats.



These are the Winningest Golfers in PGA Tour...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Who has the most career wins on the PGA Tour? Here's a list of all players who have 15 or more career wins on the PGA Tour.



What Is the Greensomes Format in Golf?

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Find out how to play the Greensomes golf format, which combines elements of a scramble with alternate shot. You'll also learn its multiple other names.



Here's How You Play the Texas Scramble Golf...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

The Texas Scramble is a golf tournament format that has one key difference from a regular scramble. Read the explanation and learn how to play it.



How to Decide on Which Brand Golf Clubs to Buy...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

You're a beginning golfer who wants to buy a nice set of clubs from a major brand, but you're not sure how to choose between brands. Here are some suggestions for deciding.



3 Ways to Grip Your Golf Club

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Here are the three most common types of golf grips, the best ways to hold the golf club during the swing.



Understanding Basic and Advanced Rules of Golf

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Check out Golf Rules in both short, plain-English form or the full, in-depth rules, plus rulings on confusing situations, and pose your questions to experts.



The Easy Way to Calculate Course Handicap for...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

If you have a USGA Handicap Index, you'll need to turn it into a course handicap before playing golf. Here's how to do that with free online calculators.



How Do You Score an Eagle in Golf?

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Do you know what an eagle is in golf? Here's what it takes to score an eagle, with examples of various scores - plus some info on origins and related terms.



How the Match Play and Stroke Play Rules Differ...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Match play is a very different game of golf from stroke play. How do the rules differ? Find out in this primer.



Golf's Rule 27 Covers Lost Balls and Out of...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Rule 27 from the Official Rules of Golf covers what happens when you lose your golf ball or hit it out of bounds, plus playing provisional balls.



What is a Scramble Tournament in Golf and How...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

A scramble is a type of golf tournament that is commonly used for club tournaments, charity outings and so on. Here's an overview of how the format works.



How the 6-8-10 Method Can Improve a Golfer's...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

If you struggle with chip shots in golf, learning the 6-8-10 Formula is a great tip for improving your chipping.



8 Things You Should Do Before You Buy New Golf...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Are you preparing to replace your old golf clubs with new ones? Here are a few things to keep in mind before you buy new golf clubs.



When and Where Did Golf Begin?

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

What are the origins of golf? When and where did the game begin? Those questions are tackled in this article from the Golf History FAQ.



Which Golf Clubs Should You Carry in Your Bag?

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Which golf clubs should you carry in your bag? That depends on your skill level. Here's a look.



Who has worked as one of Tiger Woods' caddies?

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Who has served as a caddie for golfer Tiger Woods? Here's a look at the men who have held that position.



What Is a Cablinasian? It's What Tiger Woods...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

What is Tiger Woods' ethnicity? The famous golfer describes himself as a Cablinasian. Here's what that word means, and how Woods invented it.



What the Colored Stakes and Lines on a Golf...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

What do the different colored stakes and lines on a golf course signify? Find out what red, yellow and white stakes or lines mean on a golf course.



These Free Golf Instruction Videos Will Improve...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Watch dozens of golf instruction videos covering various lesson topics, all free and registration not required.



No Lyin': Here's a Whole Lotta Cool Stuff About...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

View articles and features about golfer Tiger Woods including a biography and photo galleries, plus details about his golf accomplishments, personal life, facts and figures.



The Truth About Lie Angle In Golf Clubs: What...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Do you know what a lie angle is on a golf club? Or why it matters? Lie angles that don't fit a golfer can cause problems with your shots, costing strokes.



Find Out If Your Golf Driver is Legal Under the...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

Check out the list of conforming and non-conforming drivers to see if your big stick is legal to use in a golf tournament.



Correct Grip Pressure

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

How tight should you hold the golf club? Using the correct grip pressure can help you hit better golf shots. Here is how tightly to hold the grip.



What Were Balata Golf Balls, and Can You Buy...

2016-12-05T11:25:50Z

What were balata golf balls? Why were they thought of as the pro's ball? And can you still buy them today? Those answers, plus: What is balata, anyway?