Tiger Woods, with Lindsey Vonn, focuses on poker, not golf


Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn attend Tiger Jam. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods can’t play much golf right now, so he turned to another game — poker.

Woods, who missed the Masters and will be sidelined for the U.S. Open after undergoing back surgery, hosted his annual $10,000 buy-in charity poker tournament during the Tiger Jam Weekend in support of the Tiger Woods Foundation at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Joining Woods were Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, Chris Harrison of “The Bachelor,” Kunal Nayyar of “The Big Bang Theory” as well as poker players Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Antonio Esfandiari and the World Poker Tour’s Vince Van Patten.

Olympic skier and Woods’s squeeze Lindsey Vonn, who is recovering from knee surgery, was there, too, but she skipped the poker table.

Woods offered a brief update on his rehab, saying “I’m just practicing and strengthening, and trying to get back. … no hurry.”

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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