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Tiger Woods has prepared for tournaments many, many times over the course of his nearly 41 years on the planet and, as he gets ready to play competitively again, he admits that he's just as anxious as ever.

"I'm nervous for every tournament I play in, whether it's after a layoff, or six in a row, or a major. I care. If I care, I'm nervous. And it's good to be that way," Woods told USA Today. "To have that nervous energy and channel it, into aggression, into focus, into concentration, that's good stuff.

"If I wasn't nervous, that would mean I didn't care. I don't want to be out there flat. I want to be out here so bad. And now I am."

Woods, who has not been seen in a tournament since the 2015 Wyndham, will play in the Hero World Challenge, a tournament that benefits his foundation and begins Thursday at Albany Golf Club in Nassau, Bahamas. His appearance will end an absence of 466 days from competitive golf.


Brewers claim Rays' Geltz

RHP Steve Geltz, designated for assignment last by the Rays to clear roster space, was claimed on waivers Monday by the Brewers. If unclaimed, he was expected to declare free agency. Geltz, 29, made the Rays' opening day roster, but pitched his way back to the minors with a rough start. Overall, he posted a 5.74 ERA in 27 games for the Rays, allowing 11 home runs in 262/3 innings. In 2015, he was one of the Rays more effective relievers, posting a 3.74 ERA over 70 games and allowing only eight home runs in 671/3 innings.

MARLINS: Free agent RHP Edinson Volquez agreed to a $22 million, two-year contract.

TWINS: Former players Michael Cuddyer, LaTroy Hawkins and Torii Hunter were hired as special assistants to the baseball operations department.


Galaxy names new GM

Peter Vagenas replaced Bruce Arena as the LA Galaxy's general manager. Vagenas, the captain of the Galaxy's 2005 MLS championship team, will be involved in the search for a coach to replace Arena.

PREMIER LEAGUE: The Football Association charged Jose Mourinho with improper conduct after the Manchester United manager was sent to the stands for the second time in a month Sunday.

ITALy: Napoli again was made to count the cost of missed opportunities as it was held to a 1-1 tie by Sassuolo in Serie A in Milan.

SPAIN: Kevin-Prince Boateng scored in the first half to lead Las Palmas to a 3-1 win over 10-man Athletic Bilbao in Madrid, Las Palmas' second straight home victory.


AUTOS: Ty Dillon will race full time in NASCAR's top series next year for Germain Racing. Dillon will replace Casey Mears in the No. 13 Chevrolet.

SAILING: U.S. Sailing hired Australian Malcolm Page, a two-time gold medalist, to try to reverse the American Olympic team's sagging fortunes in a surprising move. Page, whose title will be chief of Olympic sailing, won gold medals in the 470 class at the 2008 and 2012 Games.

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer; Times wires

Sports in brief 11/28/16 [Last modified: Monday, November 28, 2016 9:50pm]
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