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    J&J Covid Vaccine Found Effective by FDA Before Panel Meets Panels postpone vote on Neera Tanden, Bidens controversial pick for budget chief The sports world received stunning news Tuesday when Tiger Woods, arguably the greatest golfer in history — and among the top all-time athletes — was involved in a car crash. The injuries Woods sustained in the single-car crash, while not life-threatening, have required extensive and intensive surgery. It's uncertain whether they are career-ending. No others were injured in the crash; Woods was the lone occupant of his vehicle. Woods' injury prompted a flood of well wishes and prayers, not only from golfers and athletes, but politicians, actors and celebrities of all kinds from across the world — to be expected for one of the most beloved golfers of all time. Here's everything you need to know about Woods' crash, including the severity of his injury, the cause of...
    Tiger Woods' former mistress Rachel Uchitel who was one of several women who cost him his marriage in 2009, said she is 'shaken up' by the car crash that seriously injured the golf legend on Tuesday.  Woods, 45, had to be cut free by fire crews after his vehicle rolled over and suffered 'major damage'. He is now undergoing surgery.  Later on Tuesday, Uchitel told the New York Post: 'Obviously hearing the news has shaken me up as it’s probably shaken everybody up to see that.  'Hearing [agent Mark Steinberg] say that he’s in surgery for his legs is something that really worries me and when you hear a comment like that you know it’s true,” Uchitel added.  The 45-year-old continued: 'He's an athlete and his legs are essential to his sport and to him being who he is and he’s already had trouble with his body up until this...
    Rachel Uchitel has revealed Tiger Woods called their time together ‘plugging in’ because she would energize him, DailyMail.com can reveal.  The golfer’s infamous mistress said Woods felt ‘recharged’ when they were together because he could unload his problems onto her. Woods preferred the company of the ex-nightclub hostess because she would ask questions about his life - unlike his Swedish model wife Elin Nordegren, she claims.  Uchitel also reveals Woods texted her ‘you were the only one I ever loved’ minutes before Nordegren used his phone to trick her into admitting they were having an affair. Uchitel opens up in her first TV interview for a new HBO documentary about Woods’ life, called Tiger, which premieres on Sunday.  The 45-year-old's claims come after DailyMail.com revealed she was recently caught with Her another married man, lawyer Ed Batts, who she was seen kissing at Denver airport last month. A week later...
    INTERNET star Paige Spiranac says she is told to play from the "ladies tee" so she "doesn't keep the men up" - despite being an ex-pro golfer. The American, famed on social media for trick shots and glamorous photos, took a swing at the treatment she sometimes still receives on courses. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Paige Spiranac (@_paige.renee) 4Arizona ace Paige Spiranac has regularly hit out at golf as 'elitist... stuffy' and exclusive', also arguing the sport's dress code is outdatedCredit: Instagram @_paige.renee 4Golfing tips and glamorous snaps, indoors as well as outdoors, have continued to come from Paige Spiranac during the coronavirus crisis With 2.9million Instagram followers, the 27-year-old has previously blamed golf's middle-aged male establishment for harassment she has suffered, including blackmail and death threats. Now Spiranac has pitched in again on a more practical problem. Next to a smiling photo of herself, golf club in hand, she...
    (CNN)While 2020 has been a challenging year for most, Denmark's Emily Kristine Pedersen at least is enjoying a breakthrough season for the ages. Back-to-back Ladies European Tour (LET) wins in November for the Copenhagen native mean she has already wrapped up the 2020 Order of Merit title with a tournament to spare, cementing her status as one of golf's rising stars. "This has obviously been a strange year for all of us with Covid," Pedersen, 24, told reporters after securing her second win in a row, at Saudi Arabia's Royal Greens Golf & Country Club, north of Jeddah earlier this month, to make history as the first woman to win a professional golf tournament in the Kingdom. "Everyone's saying it's such a bad year and I'm here having the best year ever, so it's a little weird but I'm just really happy." READ: Is golf set for a new era...
    BRYSON DeCHAMBEAU boasts he can make mincemeat of The Masters course this week by going TWENTY under par. The US Open champ has piled on 40lb of muscle this year and reckons he can over-power par-72 Augusta. 3Bryson DeChambeau believes he can go 20 UNDER at the MastersCredit: AP:Associated Press 3DeChambeau's stunning diet He said: “I’m looking at it as a par-67 because I can reach all the par fives in two, no problem. And I can get to the third with a three wood, never mind a driver. “So if the conditions stay the way they are, that’s what I feel par is for me.” The Masters’ record low score at  Augusta is 18 under  par set by Tiger Woods in 1997 and later equalled by Jordan Spieth. 3The beefy American says he is looking at the course as a par-67Credit: AP:Associated Press WIN £10,000 WITH TALKSPORT SELECTORWin £10,000...
    JON RAHM celebrated his 26th birthday yesterday by making an incredible hole in one at Augusta – for the second day running! Rahm made an ace at the 240 yards fourth hole on Monday which he described as ‘pretty special’.  1Jon Rahm hit an incredible hole-in-one at Masters practiceCredit: Getty Images - Getty But that was nothing compared to his feat 24 hours later on the 170 yards 16th The world No 2 moved a few yards forward from the tee, and dropped his ball near the side of the lake, before skipping it across the water onto the green – a popular tradition during practice rounds at the Masters. But he watched in disbelief as his ball ran up to the back of the green, did a slow U-turn, and tracked back towards the flag, before disappearing into the hole. Rahm let out a delighted yell and punched the air,...
    Anchorage chooses 1st woman, openly gay acting mayor Walmart Was Just Rated the Top Grocery Store for This Service Griffin Steutel leads Golfweek Sandestin Amateur with mentor, former amateur star Manny Zerman in the wings Manny Zerman’s name hasn’t been tossed around in golf circles for nearly two decades. Zerman was once among the biggest up-and-comers in amateur golf. He was runner-up at the 1990 and 1991 U.S. Amateur (falling to Phil Mickelson in ’90) and finished as low amateur at the 1992 Masters, the same year he helped Arizona win the NCAA title. © Provided by Golfweek Griffin Steutel and Manny Zerman Zerman was in the same category as Mickelson in those days: a twentysomething with big game. On Sunday, Mickelson won his second consecutive PGA Tour Champions event in Virginia. Meanwhile, in the Florida panhandle, Zerman walked quietly behind his best student, Oglethorpe freshman Griffin Steutel at...
    Louisville cops in crisis after Breonna Taylor protests, COVID-19, homicides This Ice Cream Is Being Recalled Due to Allergy Concerns Is what Jamal Murray did in the playoffs sustainable? We asked NBA executives Can Jamal Murray’s historical play in the bubble be sustained next season and beyond? Will he become an All-Star? © Provided by HoopsHype Jamal Murray vs. LeBron James HoopsHype posed those questions to two general managers, one executive and three scouts to get the answers. “I think All-Star is likely, but I would argue he’s been playing at All-NBA borderline superstar level in the bubble,” one Eastern Conference general manager told HoopsHype. “That level I’m not sure about.” Murray shot 50.5 percent from the field, 45.3 percent from three-point range and 89.7 percent from the foul line this postseason. How good are those numbers? Since the NBA added three-pointers in the 1979-80 season, only Larry Bird,...
    Social media star Paige Spiranac dropped the jaws her 2.8 million Instagram followers after modeling an autumnal themed ensemble, declaring “it’s now fall” in her caption. The blouse had an incredibly low v-neckline that left little of the model’s décolletage to the imagination. A bow in the center of the bust further accentuated her curves. The top featured trendy long puffed sleeves with smocking around the wrist. It was also smocked just under the bust and around Spiranac’s waist to highlight her trim torso. The shirt was slightly cropped, ending just below her belly-button, and featured a ruffled hem. However, what was arguably the most eye-catching aspect of the garment was the fabric’s bright floral pattern. The design was appropriately fall themed, with autumnal flowers and plants in orange, yellow, and rich crimson shades. Spiranac paired the top with plum colored bottoms. The garment was tight and tailored to show...
    WITH a glam pop star and sexy actress among the Wags, it’s safe to say all eyes won’t just be on the golfers at the US Open.  The likes of Tiger Woods, Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy will battle it out for the second major of the year this week, with their stunning wives and girlfriends sure to be cheering them on. 10 Golfer Dustin Johnson's wife, Paulina Gretzky is a successful model and singer Here, The Sun Online takes a closer look at the women who’ll be showing their support… Dustin Johnson's pop star fiancée - Paulina Gretzky  Paulina Gretzky is a successful model and pop star - her song Collecting Dust featured on MTV reality show Laguna Beach - and is already part of sporting royalty thanks to her Canadian ice hockey superstar dad, Wayne Gretzky. She got engaged to Dustin Johnson in August 2013 after a...
    The star of the hit golf film “Caddyshack” is looking for a real-life encore. Michael O’Keefe, who played Danny Noonan in “Caddyshack,” reminisced for Golf.com how he finessed his audition for the lead role while also asserting his quest to serve as a real caddy at this year’s US Open. “Now, almost a half-century later, I’m ready to take my caddying to the next level,” O’Keefe wrote with the help of Michael Arkush. “I’m serving notice that I’m available for, interested in and worthy of carrying a bag for any professional (or amateur) in the field at this year’s U.S. Open.” The 1980 film centers around a country club caddy tournament that O’Keefe’s caddie character wins. With its crude humor, the film won the hearts of many. O’Keefe recalled how during his audition the producers asked him two questions: “Can you play golf? Can you caddie?” He said he lied...
    Collin Morikawa. Darron Cummings/AP Images Collin Morikawa won the PGA Championship on Sunday by posting a record score over his final 36 holes. The 23-year-old has played exceptionally well since entering the Tour, and with his won on Sunday, he became one of six golfers to win a major in his first two major starts. Morikawa has been golfing since he was 5, working with the same coach since he was 8, and dates Katherine Zhu, a former collegiate golfer who has also caddied for him. Learn more about golf's new rising star below. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Collin Morikawa announced himself as the next rising star of golf on Sunday. Morikawa, a 23-year-old American who's been on the PGA Tour for less than two years, won the PGA Championship, the first major of 2020, with a final score of -8-under. In the process, he...
    (CNN)It will go down as one of those 'where were you when' moments. Where were you when Collin Morikawa struck what will surely become known as one of the greatest shots in golf history on his way to a first major title at the age of just 23?We always knew it was going to take something truly special to win this year's PGA Championship -- the first major tournament of 2020 following the sport's shutdown due to the global pandemic. This was a stroke of genius. Albeit one in front of no fans. No raucous cheers, yet a truly iconic shot for the ages at the 294-yard par-4 16th hole that separated Morikawa from the pack amid a thrilling and pulsating final day at Harding Park, San Francisco -- which at one point saw seven players tied for the lead at 10-under par late on Sunday. Bryson DeChambeau snaps driver...
    PGA TOUR stars were forced to grin and bear it when a real life grizzly strolled across a fairway. Golfers were shocked into stunned silence as the enormous mammal went about his business at the Barracuda Championship. Meanwhile at the @CudaChamp … ???????? pic.twitter.com/3fU4gJrRbA— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 31, 2020 The tournament is taking place on Tahoe Mountain Club's Old Greenwood golf course in Truckee, California. Bears are really common in the area and some local residents have even said there has been an "invasion" of them. In the autumn of 2017 there were 14 reported bear break-ins at homes in the area. The creatures can weigh up to 500lbs. They might seem cute and cuddly but these golfers were wise to keep their distance. 1The golfers were wise to stay well away from the huge bear The bears are strong enough to easily rip a car door off its...
    Kellyanne Conway's daughter has been posting anti-Trump TikTok videos calling for people to leave one-star reviews on his 'restaurants, hotels, and golf courses' and saying 'our president for the next four years is either going to be a r@pi$t or a r@pi$t'. Claudia Conway, 15, has shared multiple videos on the platform under the username @shortfakeblonde where she has spoken out against her mom's boss and pledged her support to the Black Lives Matter movement. In one of the most recent videos, which has more than 111,000 views, Claudia dances in front of a background of follower comments where people highlight that she is 'anti-Trump'. 'Finding out that Kellyanne Conway's daughter is on tiktok and is super anti-trump and has dozens of pro BLM tiktoks and tiktoks telling trump supporters to go f**k themselves is the bright spot of 2020 that I didn't know I was going to get but definitely...
    Caitlyn Jenner hit the inexperienced this week with a fellow actuality TV vet, “Bachelor” star Peter Weber. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, the “Conserving Up with the Kardashians” alum, 70, shared a selfie from a golf membership, the place she was joined by Weber, 28, his youthful brother Jack, and patriarch Peter Sr. “Enjoyable day of golf with the Weber’s. Knowledge and maturity gained over youth and enthusiasm,” Jenner captioned the snap. Weber then challenged Jenner, a longtime golf fanatic, to a rematch. “Spherical 2, double or nothing,” Weber supplied. Web page Six has reached out to Jenner’s rep for additional remark. Weber, an airline pilot who was featured on the most recent season of “The Bachelor,” has been sharpening his expertise on the golf course with girlfriend Kelley Flanagan. Flanagan, a Chicago-based lawyer, additionally appeared on the ABC collection and was eradicated in Week 7. “Might the course...
    Caitlyn Jenner hit the green this week with a fellow reality TV vet, “Bachelor” star Peter Weber. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” alum, 70, shared a selfie from a golf club, where she was joined by Weber, 28, his younger brother Jack, and patriarch Peter Sr. “Fun day of golf with the Weber’s. Wisdom and maturity won over youth and enthusiasm,” Jenner captioned the snap. Weber then challenged Jenner, a longtime golf enthusiast, to a rematch. “Round 2, double or nothing,” Weber offered. Page Six has reached out to Jenner’s rep for further comment. Weber, an airline pilot who was featured on the latest season of “The Bachelor,” has been sharpening his skills on the golf course with girlfriend Kelley Flanagan. Flanagan, a Chicago-based lawyer, also appeared on the ABC series and was eliminated in Week 7. “May the course be with you,”...
    Fans are freaking out over the reality TV crossover they never saw coming. Peter Weber went on a golf outing with a surprising celebrity friend: Caitlyn Jenner. The Bachelor star and his family spent a day on the golf course with the 1976 Olympic gold medalist and they were all smiles –even after losing to the former Keeping Up With the Kardashians star. Jenner, 70, took to Instagram to share a photo of herself with the most recent Bachelor star, his brother Jack Weber, and the duo’s dad, Peter Weber Sr. In the caption to the post, Jenner boasted that “wisdom and maturity” won the game over “youth and enthusiasm.” The former Olympian also held up a $1 bill in the picture as proof of her win with the elder Weber as her golf partner. In the comments to the post, Peter Jr., whose tumultuous Bachelor season aired on ABC...
    View this post on Instagram A post shared by Isabelle Shee | Sock Girl (@isabelleshee) on Apr 30, 2020 at 7:06pm PDT Add Isabelle Shee’s name to the ever-growing list of athletes-turned-influencers. Known as “Sock Girl” to her 128,000 Instagram followers, Shee said her social media journey began four years ago, around the time fellow golf personality Paige Spiranac “opened up the door for golf influencers.” “It was around 2016 when I decided to stop pursuing the LPGA and turned to social media,” Shee said. “It was around the time that Paige got much exposure and opened up the door for golf influencers. I just happened to be a female golfer at the time, so I’d say I got really lucky.” Shee had played college golf at UC Riverside before transferring to UNLV. And although she felt uncertainty about her future, Shee’s leaned on a tight-knit circle to keep...
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