Greenville's Haas injured
in fatal crash where actor
Luke Wilson was a hero
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Luke Wilson played a real-life hero in the aftermath of a Los Angeles car crash that also involved pro golfer Bill Haas of Greenville.
Haas, who had been in the passenger seat of a Ferrari, had pain and swelling in his legs, but no broken bones and is returning home to South Carolina to recuperate.
Wilson, whose own car was clipped in the three-vehicle accident, pulled a 50-year-old woman from the smoking wreckage of her BMW.
"He was the hero, he led the charge," said 46-year-old tattoo artist Sean Heirigs, who was right behind the accident.
Heirigs said he and his 14-year-old daughter saw the driver of Ferrari accelerate and appear to lose control, with the back end swinging into oncoming traffic.
It hit the BMW and clipped Wilson's car before running into a pole, he said. Heirigs told his daughter to call 911 and went to help the woman trapped in the BMW, which had flipped over onto the passenger side.
"She's crying, she's screaming, she doesn't really know what happened and she was dangling into the passenger side,"Heirigs said. "Her leg was stuck."
Wilson feared the smoke coming from her car meant it could go up in flames and devised a plan to free her, Heirigs said.
Woods back at Riviera,
a course that has never
treated him well
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even when Tiger Woods hardly ever lost, he never could win at Riviera.
Woods resumes his comeback from a fourth back surgery at the Genesis Open, marking his return to the course where he made his PGA Tour debut as a 16-year-old amateur, and the course where he walked away in the middle of the tournament and never returned.
He has played Riviera eight times as a pro, the most of any PGA Tour course where he hasn't won.
"I love the golf course. I love the layout. It fits my eye," Woods said. "And I play awful. It's very simple. It's just one of those weird things. A lot of the holes, you hit nice, soft cuts. And I used to love to hit nice, soft cuts. And for some reason, I just didn't play well."
Woods is playing this year against the strongest and deepest field of the year, primarily because his foundation runs the tournament. He has not been back to Riviera since 2006, when he was caught in the rain without an umbrella, shot 74 and made the cut on the number.
The next morning, Woods withdrew with the flu and never returned.
He's not the same player he was then. His father died a few months after that 2006 tournament, and after Woods missed the cut for the first time in a major at the U.S. Open, he went on to win his final six PGA Tour events of the year, including the last two majors.
There was one stretch at the end of 1999 and early in 2000 when Woods won or was runner-up in 10 out of 11 starts on the PGA Tour. The exception? He finished seven shots behind in a tie for 18th at Riviera.
The dynamics are different now.
Woods is 42 and has played just 17 times on the PGA Tour over the last four years dating to his first back surgery a week before the 2014 Masters. He hasn't won in nearly five years. He is No. 550 in the world.
to make comeback
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel says he's making a football comeback.
Manziel announced Wednesday that he'll participate in the developmental Spring League in Austin, Texas, which will play from March 28 to April 15. The league is designed for players hoping to impress NFL scouts. The league confirmed Manziel will participate.
Manziel won the Heisman as a freshman with Texas A&M in 2012 and left school after his sophomore season for the NFL. He was drafted in the first round by the Cleveland Browns, but was cut in 2016 and hasn't played since.
In a recent interview with "Good Morning America", Manziel said he's been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and has stopped drinking alcohol. In 2016, a domestic assault charge against Manziel in Dallas was dismissed after Manziel took an anger management course and participated in the NFL's substance-abuse program. He was also suspended four games for a substance-abuse violation even though he wasn't under contract.
"Can't wait to get back on the field and show NFL scouts what I can do!" Manziel tweeted Wednesday.
Manziel played nine games with the Browns in two seasons, passing for 1,675 yards with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions.