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Tiger Woods has no problems with Achilles

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Tiger Woods made it through two days of a golf exhibition without any trouble with his left Achilles tendon.

Woods withdrew from the final round at Doral on March 11 with tightness in his left Achilles tendon, the same one that forced him to miss two majors last year. Woods later said he was being smart about his injury, and that it turned out to be a minor strain.

If he makes the cut this week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, it will be seven consecutive days of golf in his final competition before the Masters Tournament.

In the Tavistock Cup, a two-day exhibition among four private golf clubs, Woods shot even-par 72. Ian Poulter, his teammate from Albany, was the only player who had a higher score.

Lake Nona won the event.

EVENT CANCELLED: In Agadir, Morocco, the Iberdrola Open in Mallorca has been canceled.

The Iberdrola Open was scheduled for May
10-13. But Keith Waters, the chief operating officer with the European Tour, said it couldn’t survive without a sponsor.

British Open champion Darren Clarke’s three-shot success at Pula Golf Club ended a three-year winless drought.

It eventually led to success two months later in the British Open at Royal St. Georges.

Javier Ballesteros, the son of the late Seve Ballesteros, had been invited by tournament host Jose Maria Olazabal to tee up as an amateur on the one-year anniversary of his father’s death.


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