Tiger Woods

Ignore the Whispers. He'll Be Back

He is still the top-ranked golfer in the world. That little fact seems to escape the sporting public given to whispers about Tiger Woods these days. He hasn't won a major in almost two years--is his knee bothering him? Is Elin Nordegren, the Swedish beauty to whom Woods proposed in November (she said yes), a distraction? Does he miss Butch Harmon, his old swing coach? Woods just flashes a $75 million smile. "I'm so close to putting it together," he promised while finishing tied for 22nd in this year's Masters tournament.

That's a scary thought. After crushing the 1997 Masters with...

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