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No sweat: Woods changes shirt and game to stay in mix at PGA

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Too bad he couldn’t do something about those ugly numbers already stacked up on the scorecard.A bogey-double bogey start left Woods scrambling to stay close Thursday. After having his caddie grab his backup shirt from the bag, Woods popped into a restroom near the 12th tee box, put on the dry shirt and shot 3 under the rest of the way to finish at even-par 70. That kept him within six shots of the first-round leader, Gary Woodland.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“It kept me in the golf tournament,” Woods said. “It could have easily gone the other way, being 3 over through two. A lot of things could’ve happened, and not a lot of them are positive.”Opening the day on the back nine at steamy Bellerive Country Club, things couldn’t have been much worse for Woods after Nos. 10 and 11. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Peza offers relief to ecozone firms It could have been better: He said he “tattooed” a 3-wood from 275 yards on the par-5 eighth, only to have a gust of wind kick up and push the ball into the rough instead of onto the green. He made birdie there, anyway.It also could have been worse: He yanked his drive deep into the trees on No. 15, hooked the second shot as well and got up and down from a trampled lie 70 yards away to save par.“Just tried to keep chipping away at it,” Woods said. “Just keep hanging in there.”Three weeks ago at Carnoustie, Woods was five shots behind, in a tie for 32nd, after the first day. He held the lead Sunday before finishing three back, in a tie for sixth.The quick turnaround between majors, to say nothing of the steamy weather in St. Louis — temperatures in the mid-80s — will make this a test of both golf and conditioning for everyone in the field.“The main thing about major championships is making sure you have enough energy,” said Woods, who frequently grabbed the towel from caddie Joe LaCava, removed his cap and wiped the sweat from his head. “These are marathons. Four long days, slow rounds. They’re not quick, certainly not under these conditions.”Unable to maintain his weight or curtail his sweating during the summer — “I’ve tried everything. I just sweat a lot,” he said — he has long carried an extra shirt in the bag. Normally, Woods changes after his warmup is done on the driving range.But at Bellerive, there was no place to change on the 10th tee box, so he waited two holes.Waited two holes to get the golf game going, too.“I was able to grind out a score today,” he said. MOST READ View comments Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ His opening tee shot found the right-side rough, and the ball sat down so low he simply pitched out, then left his approach shot nearly 40 feet short. Bogey.His tee shot on the 11th landed in the left-side rough, 120 yards away, with the most direct line to the hole crossing a pond. Woods said he wasn’t aiming at the pin.“I was trying to hit it left of the hole, and I stuck it in the ground and hit it short right,” he said. “I came up 12 yards short of my number.”The ball hit the top of the hill and bounced back into the water. Woods had to scramble for a 6, and was 3 over before he grabbed his backup shirt, which seemed to make a difference.Woods hit his approach to 2 feet on No. 12 for his first birdie. Rory McIlroy, who joined Justin Thomas and Woods in the threesome, adjusted the back of Tiger’s collar as they approached the next tee box, and from there, Woods made three more birdies and one bogey to finish at even-par.ADVERTISEMENT NCAA: EAC bags 2nd win, sends Mapua to 3rd straight loss LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Tiger Woods reacts to his second shot on the eighth hole during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)ST. LOUIS — What Tiger Woods really needed after two holes at the PGA Championship was a fresh start.A change of shirts helped do the trick.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

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‘Political Women’ Dissociate from “Weah Step Down Campaign

first_imgNuwoe A. D. Scott, COPPWIL’s vice president for political Affairs, said if for any reason political parties disagreed with this government, they should patiently wait for 2023 to unseat them through the ballot box.…Denounce freedom out of ‘ballot box’The Coalition of Political Parties Women in Liberia (COPPWIL) on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, distanced themselves from the December 30th “Weah Step Down Campaing.”The women denied being in support of the planned.COPPWIL described the removal of President George Weah through protest as illegal and unconstitutional adding that “we do not support any freedom that is out of the ballot box because it undermines the peace and security of our country.The women told reporters at a news conference in Monrovia that the country has had a long, dark past that its citizens do not wish to be repeated.The Council of Patriots (CoP), headed by Henry P. Costa, on November 11, 2019, communicated with Justice Minister Frank Musah Dean for protection to stage a protest requesting President Weah to step down because of a constitutional violation.Nuwoe A. D. Scott, COPPWIL’s vice president for political Affairs, said any reason for an individual to remove an elected government without going through the ballot process or legal means is a serious threat to the security.She said the removal of any government is not common but a process, the end of which no one can determine.“We as women in politics think that there is no reason why we should remain quiet on such issues that will affect our children,” Madam Scott said.She said while it is true that the government is faced with many challenges, which include the economy, they believe that the government should be given the chance to go through its six-year term.She said if for any reason political parties disagreed with this government, they should patiently wait for 2023 to unseat them through the ballot box.“We are victims in these processes that lead to violence,” Madam Scott said. “We are mothers, sisters, and we cannot sit back anymore and allow anybody to disturb our peace.  There are some of our women who could not continue their education because the war took away their youthfulness and they became adults too early; so we are not ready to have instability now.”She said the illegal and unpatriotic removal of a sitting leader has never brought Liberia any positive results but division and hate.Scott urged Liberians to resolve their differences instead of creating a situation that will lead to instability of the state.She, however, called on women in politics and the private sector to distance themselves from this ‘unconstitutional protest.’Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Eagle numbers declining in western BC

first_imgAPTN National NewsEvery year, hundreds of tourists come to the small community of Brackendale in British Columbia to count the eagles. But in recent years, the count has dwindled — from a height of 3,500 to last year’s low of just 700.APTN National News reporter Tina House visited the annual Brackendale Eagle Festival to find out what’s causing the population decline.last_img

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