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Woods 'ready' ahead of Phoenix Open

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Former world number one Tiger Woods says he is "ready to go" ahead of his 2015 season debut at the Phoenix Open.

The 39-year-old 14-time major winner played in only nine tournaments last year because of a back injury.

As well as confirming his place for the start of the Phoenix Open on 26 January, Woods announced that he would play in the following week's Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

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Rory McIlroy: Speed up golf to attract more young players

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Rory McIlroy has called for a faster version of golf in a bid to attract young players to the sport.

Sport England figures show that the number of 16-25-year-olds playing the game regularly almost halved between 2009-10 and 2012-13.

"Everything's so instant now and everyone doesn't have as much time as they used to," world number one McIlroy told BBC Radio 4.

"So you maybe try some way of speeding the game up."

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Rory McIlroy 'wiped important data from electronic devices', court is told

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Rory McIlroy left Horizon Sports Management in 2013 to set up his own management company

 

A court has been told Rory McIlroy deliberately wiped clean up to eight electronic devices that may have contained important data relating to his legal action against his former management firm.

Their lawyers said the "factory resetting" was also done to the devices of three other key figures in the case including his father Gerry.

They described this as "incredible".

Horizon Sports Management wants orders from court for further disclosure.

These include for documents and the inspection of electronic devices.

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Jordan Spieth: Tiger Woods tied last as youngster wins in Florida

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American Jordan Spieth won the Hero World Challenge by 10 shots as Tiger Woods finished in a tie for last place.

Spieth led from wire to wire in Florida and carded a final round seven-under 66 to finish 26 shots under par on 262.

The 21-year-old, whose closest challenger was Sweden's Henrik Stenson, told Sky Sports: "It was the most fun I have ever had playing holes of golf."

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Tiger Woods back to par as Jordan Spieth extends leads in Florida

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Tiger Woods remains in last place at the Hero World Challenge in Florida despite fighting off illness to shoot a three-under-par 69 in the third round.

The former world number one, 38, vomited on the third fairway but lifted his total score to an even-par 216.

Fellow American Jordan Spieth holds the lead on 20-under and is on the brink of winning his second title of the year.

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