Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tim Rosaforte / Tour Talk: Tiger Takes A Dip. USA,

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There are stories of Tiger Woods training with Navy SEALs, and he has enough scuba-diving experience that he can teach it as a divemaster. So when doctors suggested swimming as a way to rehab his surgically repaired knee, Tiger jumped in. (And to think they called Michael Phelps "the Tiger Woods of Swimming.") "Just the offloading of water helps a lot with the swelling," said Woods, who added that swimming has improved his cardiovascular conditioning. When he returns, Woods might look leaner than 185 pounds, but he says he's only two pounds lighter than when he won the U.S. Open in June. . . . Defending Masters champion Trevor Immelman didn't become a rock star this past year, but there's a music room at his Orlando-area home where the South African can close the door with his 2-year-old son, Jacob , and have a jam session. Immelman, who owns 10 guitars and a Pearl drum kit given to him by Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres , admits he isn't ready for concerts, but he has the DNA. "I wish I were more of a guitarist, but I'm a bit of a beginner there," Immelman said. "Drumming is more my thing. It was in my family." The South African's father, brother and cousins have all performed in bands. . . . One of the treats for first-time Masters participant Ken Duke is being able to bring his swing instructor, Bob Toski , back to Augusta. Toski, 82, competed in five Masters tournaments but hasn't been on the grounds since 1957. Duke, 40, a former mini-tour player, credits Toski for turning his career around by teaching him to hit a cut. . . . Erik Compton , 29, a two-time heart-transplant recipient, will attend this year's Masters to receive the Hogan Award for his comeback. Compton, who had a promising career derailed by heart problems, made the cut at last year's Children's Miracle Network Classic at Walt Disney World and is trying to earn a PGA Tour card.


Tim Rosaforte is a Senior Writer for Golf Digest and Golf World. He appears on NBC golf telecasts and on the Golf Channel's "Sprint Pre Game" and "Sprint Post Game" shows. Read his Tour Insider blog at

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Rosaforte, Tim. "Tim Rosaforte / Tour Talk: Tiger Takes A Dip." Golf Digest Apr. 2009: 52. General OneFile. Web. 29 Sept. 2010.
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