Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Sports in brief: Tiger Woods' sloppy play continues in pro-am in Ireland


Tiger's sloppy play continues overseas

ADARE, Ireland — Tiger Woods looked just as out of form in a celebrity pro-am as he did on the PGA Tour.

The world's No. 1 golfer arrived Monday in Ireland hours after his 46th-place finish at the AT&T National in Pennsylvania and shot 7-over 79 in the first round of the J.P. McManus Invitational Pro-Am.

The unranked event in County Limerick featuring Hollywood celebrities and Irish billionaires was his first overseas event since revelations of his extramarital affairs surfaced last year.

While more than 40,000 fans offered him a friendly and forgiving welcome, Woods' opening round was often dreadful. He bogeyed six holes, double bogeyed the seventh and managed a lone birdie on the 17th.

He followed that up by trying to reach the green on the 18th — a par-5, 548-yard hole on the far side of the River Maigue — in two. His risky second shot fell short into the riverside reeds for a final bogey, the third time he had found water during his round.


Codeine leads to charges for Russell

Alabama authorities say former Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell has been charged with possession of codeine syrup — a controlled substance — without a prescription.

Mobile (Ala.) County Sheriff's spokeswoman Lori Myles says the 24-year-old former LSU star, who graduated from high school in Mobile, was arrested at his home during an undercover investigation. Online records show he was booked and released on $2,500 bond.

The Raiders released Russell in May, just three years after he was the No. 1 overall draft pick.

Et cetera

NHL: The Oilers have signed top overall draft pick Taylor Hall to a three-year, entry-level contract. His deal includes the maximum base salary of $900,000 per season and bonuses that max out at $3.75 million annually. "Now, it's time to work," said Hall, 18. "All the excitement is over. I'm excited to get started (today)." He'll attend the Oilers' development camp for young players starting today.

Soccer: Landon Donovan and Edson Buddle played their first game for the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday since returning from the World Cup in South Africa, where they competed for the United States. Buddle scored in the host Galaxy's 3-1 victory over Seattle Sounders FC. "I'm tired, but I'm really happy to be back," Donovan said. "I played a lot of games this year and my body is pretty worn out, so I need some time to rest."

Colleges: Damon Evans offered another apology on the day his resignation as Georgia's athletic director was announced by the school's president. The announcement by Michael Adams came after a conference call with the executive committee of the athletic association's board of directors. Adams said Evans resigned Sunday, less than a week after Evans was arrested on a DUI charge. Evans, named athletic director in 2004, will be paid three months of his salary as severance.

Times wires

Sports in brief: Tiger Woods' sloppy play continues in pro-am in Ireland 07/05/10 [Last modified: Monday, July 5, 2010 10:35pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Good news for Rays on Steven Souza Jr. as MRI shows 'no damage' to hip


    The Rays got good news today on RF Steven Souza Jr., as an MRI showed "no damage" to his left hip.

    Steven Souza Jr. #20 of the Tampa Bay Rays holds his leg after hurting himself trying to steal second base in the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on July 19, 2017 in Oakland, California.
  2. Bucs raise prices for single tickets to marquee games


    The Bucs will have single-game tickets for 2017 home games on sale July 28, with a new wrinkle: the best games will cost more for fans.

    Bucs fans cheer Jameis Winston after a victory in their final home game of the 2016 season. Individual tickets for the Bucs' three most coveted home games (against the Patriots, Bears and Giants) will cost more in 2017.
  3. RHP Alex Cobb feeling safer as Rays make playoff push

    The Heater

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Alex Cobb (53) throwing in the fourth inning of the game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Tampa Bay Rays at LECOM Park in Bradenton, Fla. on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.
  4. HomeTeam 100: Players 61-70


    Jefferson wide receiver Dontavius Smith during the game between Jefferson High School and Jesuit High School at Jesuit on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, in Tampa, Fla.
  5. A second chance at life, away from the game he loved

    The Heater

    Dylan Delso, a catcher for the Tampa Bay Rays' Gulf Coast League team, displays his scar at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Fla., on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. On June 25, 2016 Delso fell backward down a flight of stairs, suffering a nearly fatal head injury that put him in a coma for eight days. He's finally back on the baseball field after a miraculous recovery.