Jack Nicklaus says he feels bad for Tiger Woods and called him a friend who needs "all our help."
Jack Nicklaus says he feels bad for Tiger Woods
JUPITER, Fla. — Jack Nicklaus says he feels bad for Tiger Woods and called him a friend who needs "all our help."
Woods once was ahead of pace in his pursuit of the 18 professional majors that Nicklaus won until Woods was slowed by injuries and a crisis in his personal life. Woods won his last major — No. 14 — in the 2008 U.S. Open.
Nicklaus says he last saw Woods at a dinner for past champions at the Masters, and Woods said his back was hurting.
At a news conference Tuesday at the Memorial in Dublin, Ohio, Nicklaus said he was a fan of Woods and a friend of his.
"I think that he's struggling. And I wish him well," Nicklaus said. "I hope he gets out of it and I hope he plays golf again. He needs a lot of support from a lot of people, and I'll be one of them."
Iowa's GOP senators say health care law repeal unlikely
ALTOONA, Iowa — Iowa's two Republican senators, both key players in the health care debate, say full repeal of "Obamacare" is unlikely and that any final agreement with the House is uncertain.
At a joint appearance in suburban Des Moines, Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst say majority Republicans don't agree on provisions of an alternative to the 2010 health care law and lack the votes to overcome Democratic opposition.
The House passed a health care bill earlier this month that would eliminate the mandate that people buy coverage, trim federal subsidies for insurance purchasers and cut the Medicaid program for lower-income and disabled people.
Olivia Newton John has breast cancer
NEW YORK — Olivia Newton-John says she has a breast cancer and is canceling her June tour.
The 68-year-old singer said Tuesday she initially thought she was suffering from back pain, but learned it was "breast cancer that has metastasized to the sacrum."
Newton-John said she will complete "a short course of photon radiation therapy" and hopes to perform later this year. She said she will be treated by the medical team at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia.
Says Newton-John: "I decided on my direction of therapies after consultation with my doctors and natural therapists."
Ticket buyers will be refunded for the canceled shows.
Source: Jeb Bush no longer wants to buy Marlins
MIAMI — Jeb Bush has dropped out of the race for the Miami Marlins.
The ex-presidential candidate and former Florida governor is no longer interested in buying the Marlins and has ended his pursuit of the team, two people close to the negotiations said Tuesday.
One of the people said former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter, who had been part of Bush's group, is still exploring a bid with other investors. The two people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the parties involved aren't commenting publicly on the status of negotiations.
Jeter becomes the frontman for an investment group competing with a group led by businessman Tagg Romney, son of former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. The Romney group includes Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Glavine and former Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart.