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Tiger Woods Takes Hot GF to Hot Sushi Joint

2/16/2018 6:45 AM PST
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Tiger Woods is still going strong with reported GF Erica Herman -- judging by the fact they just had a fancy dinner date at the hottest sushi joint in L.A. 

The two were spotted leaving Nobu in Malibu on Thursday evening -- hours after Tiger wrapped up his first round at the Genesis Open in the Pacific Palisades. 

Tiger didn't hit great at the tourney -- yet still managed to finish his first round just 1 over par. 

He didn't appear to be in the best mood on the way out of Nobu -- but at least the company was good!

Woods and Herman have been linked together since October -- when they were spotted together at the President's Cup. 

The two seemingly met at Tiger's Florida restaurant "The Woods" -- where she used to be the general manager.

Golfer Bill Haas Injured In Fatal Ferrari Crash ... Involving Luke Wilson

2/14/2018 5:54 AM PST
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Golf star Bill Haas -- a 6-time PGA tour winner -- was injured Tuesday night when a Ferrari he was a passenger in rolled over and crashed in Pacific Palisades, CA -- killing the driver.

Luke Wilson's car was involved in the wreck -- but he was not injured. 

The crash occurred right near Riviera Country Club -- where O.J. Simpson famously used to golf back in the day (he was banned after the murders). In fact, he golfed there with a famous movie producer the morning of the killings.

35-year-old Haas was rushed to the hospital where he was treated for pain and swelling in his legs. He suffered no broken bones and is expected to make a full recovery.

The driver of the car is a 71-year-old man. Cops have not released his name or said why they believe the Ferrari crashed in the first place.

Cops are investigating.

Elin Nordegren Busted for Speeding By Flying Cop!

2/13/2018 9:16 AM PST
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It's a bird! It's a plane! No ... it's the cops -- and they busted Elin Nordegren for hauling ass on a Florida highway!

Tiger Woods' ex-wife was popped doing 95 in a 65 in her 2015 Cadillac on February 4 -- but it wasn't your usual speeding stop. 

Officials say Elin was spotted by a single-engine Cessna airplane operated by the Florida Highway Patrol which clocked her blazing down the freeway around 3 PM (late for a Super Bowl party, perhaps?). 

The fine -- $356. 

Yeah, she can afford it -- remember, she got $100 mil in her divorce from Tiger back in the day. 

Phoenix Open Streaker Naked Breakdance Moves?! ... Hilarious Video

2/1/2018 8:38 AM PST
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The streaker who busted onto the green at the Phoenix Open on Wednesday didn't just run around -- he TRIED really hard to pull off some naked breakdance moves ... and TMZ Sports has the footage. 

The wannabe dancer is Adam Stalmach -- a 24-year-old idiot who somehow snuck onto the 17th fairway during the Pro-Am in front of hundreds of people ... and put on a naked show before cops rushed in and arrested him. 

Shocker ... cops say he was probably wasted. 

He's been charged with indecent exposure and two counts of disorderly conduct.

Also, he kept his socks on the entire time ... so technically, not a full streaker???

Good luck with the hangover, bro ... 

George Lopez I Quit Golf!!! Until Trump Passes DREAM

1/31/2018 10:22 AM PST
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George Lopez is ditching his love affair with golf to stand in solidarity with DACA.

We got the comedian leaving the Laugh Factory Tuesday night in WeHo and asked him about Trump's first State of the Union address. GLo laughed it off, but then got serious about the DREAM Act -- which would allow undocumented children of immigrants to go to school, work and eventually become U.S. residents.  

Seems like George had a few drinks before we got him, but it also seems like he's dead serious about the protest.

He's scheduled to host his 11th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic in May ... so, the clock's ticking.

LPGA's Suzann Pettersen Trump Cheats Like Hell at Golf

1/30/2018 6:56 AM PST
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8:29 AM PT -- Pettersen is now claiming the Norwegian news outlet twisted her words from the interview ... and claims she NEVER called Trump a cheater. 

"Sometimes you do interviews and media will twist whatever word/ saying to make a headline! It’s shocking to see... this is what I would call #fakenews."

She added, "Why would I call someone a cheat ... never!"

So far, the Norwegian outlet has NOT changed their article.

Donald Trump is being called out (kinda) by one of the best golfers on the planet -- who says POTUS "cheats like hell" every time they golf ... but insists she's got nothing but love for the guy. 

Suzann Pettersen is a 15-time LPGA Tour champ -- she's a legend -- and she's been golfing with Trump for years. 

So, when she sat down with the Norwegian newspaper, Verdens Gang, they wanted to know what Trump was like in real life. 

"I’ve got to know Trump so well that I don’t take everything he says literally," Pettersen says ... "Yeah, you’ll never meet another person who loves himself as much as he does, but I have also met him on another level altogether, before he was president. I know how much he cares."

"He called me once a month and asked how things were going. It was always about golf. He is totally golf-crazed. Golf is the only thing the man thinks about."

So, how's Trump on the golf course? 

"He cheats like hell," Pettersen said laughing ... "So I don’t quite know how he is in business."

"They say that if you cheat at golf, you cheat at business. I’m pretty sure he pays his caddie well, since no matter how far into the woods he hits the ball, it’s in the middle of the fairway when we get there."

"He always says he is the world’s best putter. But in all the times I’ve played him, he’s never come close to breaking 80."

"But what’s strange is that every time I talk to him he says he just golfed a 69, or that he set a new course record or won a club championship some place,."

"I just laugh. I’m someone who likes being teased and I like teasing others, and Trump takes it well, and that must be why he likes me."

Chris Paul Buys Massive Texas Mansion ... 14 Bathrooms!!!

12/30/2017 12:50 AM PST
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Lookin' for a place to pee? Try Chris Paul's brand new Houston-area mansion ... 'cause the dude has enough bathrooms to handle a small army!!!

TMZ Sports has learned the NBA superstar purchased an 18,717 square foot estate in Spring, Texas -- 30 miles from the Toyota Center where the Houston Rockets play. 

Paul had been eyeing the mega-mansion for a while but finally closed on the place in October. It was originally listed for $8 MILLION ... but we're told CP3 got a good deal on it. 

Besides the 14 toilets ... the home has 9 bedrooms, a 6-car garage and is on an exclusive Jack Nicklaus designed golf course. Don't worry, we're told the home is in a private gated community. 

Paul has reportedly made more than $186 million in his NBA career -- so ... this ain't nothing for him. 

#ItsGoodToBeRich

Rachel Uchitel Slays the Butt Selfie

12/30/2017 12:35 AM PST

You didn't forget about Rachel Uchitel did you? We didn't. 

The smokeshow who was famously connected with Tiger Woods during the whole cheating scandal hit up Palm Beach for some Winter sun ... and put her butt selfie skills on display. 

By the way, Uchitel is about to turn 43 ... and she's straight FIRE!!!!

Rachel is out of the Vegas nightlife biz these days -- she's now running a childrens clothing boutique in NYC ... but she's damn ... is it too late to become a bikini model????

Kenny G I've Golfed with POTUS ... Trump's Legit, But 'I'm Better!'

12/29/2017 12:10 AM PST
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Kenny G says Donald Trump's got some legit golf skills ... but in a 1-on-1 matchup on the green, it'd be GAME OVER for POTUS. 

Here's the deal -- Kenny's been tearin' it up on PGA's celebrity circuit for years ... putting in work against the cream of the crop, including 45.

So, when we spotted the jazz legend at LAX, we had to ask if he had the edge on Trump after seeing him tee off up close and personal. 

"I'm better!" Kenny told TMZ Sports ... adding that, "I don't run the country."

Bonus: KG weighed in on who'd win between Trump and Barack Obama ... and also told us he's got a date to hit the links with another U.S. prez.

Michael Bolton Down to Caddie for Tiger Woods ... He's Back, Baby!

12/9/2017 12:07 AM PST
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Michael Bolton is PUMPED on the Tiger Woods comeback tour -- and says he's down to hit the links with Tiger ... as his caddie!

FYI, Bolton's been tearin' it up on the celeb golf circuit for years ... and giving Woods words of encouragement whenever they cross paths. 

"Every time I see him, I tell him, 'Just win.' And he says, 'I'm trying,'" Michael told TMZ Sports

So now that Tiger's crushin' it on the green again, we had to ask if the pop rock legend had any plans to tee off with him.

Bolton seemed a little intimidated by going toe-2-toe, BUT -- "I'd carry his bag."

Alexi Lalas Tiger Will Never Be Dominant Again ... Despite Hot Start

12/1/2017 6:25 AM PST
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Alexi Lalas ain't hoppin' on the Tiger Woods comeback bandwagon just yet ... 'cause the U.S. soccer legend says we'll NEVER see Tiger return to his old dominant form.

TMZ Sports spoke with Lalas about Woods' impressive outing in his first tournament in almost a year ... and despite being only 3 strokes back from the lead after one round at the Hero World Challenge, Lalas wants to bring everyone back to Earth.

"He'll be a different type of Tiger Woods. And he'll have moments of brilliance that'll remind us of what he was, but I think his back injury ... that's difficult to come back for anybody."

Regardless, Lalas says it'll be great to see Tiger back on the links ... because it'll remind everyone of the good ole' days when he was the best golfer on the planet.

Billy Bush Hospitalized After Getting Hit ... By a Golf Ball

11/27/2017 6:02 PM PST

Billy Bush clearly didn't hear the "FORE!!" on the green ... 'cause he was struck by a golf ball that sent him to the hospital.

Bush posted a few pics Monday of his hospital visit at Cedars-Sinai in L.A. where he was treated for what appears to be a head injury. Unclear when exactly this happened, but from the looks of one of these photos ... he got jacked up good.

The ex "Today" show co-host captioned his post ... "FORE!! Thanks nurse Katrina, jovi, Jenn, Mercy @cedarsinai for the bed, the care, the ice. I think I dodged a bullet...but sadly not a golf ball. Scan is clear, let the jokes begin."

Although Billy says everything was fine, it looks like he changed out of his shirt during his stay ... which makes us wonder if he was there overnight. 

Whatever the case ... glad you're doing better, Billy. Next time, wear a helmet out there.

Tiger Woods Pleads Guilty at DUI Hearing

10/27/2017 10:45 AM PDT
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Tiger Woods was calm, cool and collected in court, even cracking a smile on his way out after pleading guilty at his DUI hearing in Florida.

The golf legend agreed to enter a DUI diversion program at a hearing that lasted about 10 minutes. He'll also be on probation for 12 months and he must perform 50 hours of community service. The judge was adamant -- the deal means no jail time but he could face up to 90 days in jail if he's found to violate parole.

Tiger was arrested for DUI on May 29 in Jupiter, FL after cops found him asleep at the wheel of his 2015 Mercedes. Once he awoke, Tiger was a discombobulated mess and claimed he was all jacked up from a cocktail of Rx drugs.

Tiger's car had damage and it was clear he was in no shape to be behind the wheel of a car. He was initially charged with 3 misdemeanor counts -- DUI, reckless driving and improper stopping. 

If Tiger completes his DUI diversion program, DUI education classes and stays out of trouble for 12 months ... the reckless driving conviction will be wiped from his record.

As part of the diversion program, Tiger is prohibited from drinking alcohol or taking drugs during the probation period.

Tiger has since apologized for the arrest -- saying he didn't know his prescription meds would have such a strong reaction. He also went to rehab.

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