is making his latest comeback in golf with an eye to the past.
Equipped with a new teacher and a stronger body, Woods said Tuesday he is working on a swing that incorporates previous moves that date as far back as his amateur days. He referred to it as "new, but old," and the 14-time major champion will start testing it this week against an 18-man field of elite players at the Hero World Challenge in Windermere, Fla.
How old were some of those videotapes he watched of his previous swing?
"Actually, it's pretty interesting trying to find a VHS recorder," Woods said. "I have a lot of tape like that. Fortunately, my mom is of age where she has that still in the house. So that was very beneficial to look at some of the old tapes."
This is the fifth time Woods has returned from injury - the back, this time - over the last five years. The breaks have ranged from four weeks to four months. He last competed on Aug. 9, when he missed the cut at the PGA Championship, ending the shortest season of his career (eight tournaments) and the first time he did not have a top-10 finish.
COLLEGES Senior Lindsey Hatch (Washington Township.) was named the 2014 National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III player of the year, becoming just the fourth player from the College of New Jersey to receive the honor. Hatch also repeated as a first-team all-American.
La Salle senior forward Kelsey Haycook has been named one of 16 semifinalists for the 2014 MAC Hermann Trophy, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced.
West Chester senior quarterback Sean McCartney (Archbishop Wood) was named as one of nine finalists for the 2014 Harlon Hill Trophy as the NCAA Division II college football player of the year.
HIGH SCHOOLS Schools across Indiana have reported more than 1,200 concussions among athletes taking part in a five-month fall sports season, according to the Indiana High School Athletic Association.
Those reports show that football players suffered nearly 70 percent of the reported 1,219 concussions, followed by girls' and boys' soccer.
HORSE RACING Systems are a go for Nasa, who heads a field of 10 Pennsylvania-bred 2-year-olds in Saturday's $100,000 seven-furlong Pennsylvania Nursery stakes at Parx. It's been 11 years since his daddy, Smarty Jones, burst into the national spotlight with an eye-catching and overwhelming win in this race.
- Staff and wire reports