Originally written March 24, 2012 on Fox Sports:
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Back in the day, Tiger Woods wasn't just the best player in the world, he was also one of the luckiest. Errant shots would have a habit of finding safe harbor, bounces would go his way, putts -- like the famous one on the final hole at the 2008 US Open -- would somehow fall in instead of lipping out like they did for most everyone else. The past two-and-a-half years, not so much. I thought of this on Friday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational when Woods, four-under par on his round at the time, snap-hooked a driver on the 10th hole. The out-of-bounds fence protecting the houses to the left of the hole is flimsy. Woods' ball could easily have ended up in a backyard, his momentum shot. But the ball somehow not only stayed in bounds, but left him an opening, from where he did what he used to do all the time, threaded a beautiful recovery shot that found the putting surface. From the outhouse to the penthouse, and Woods even almost made the putt. His second shot into the pa...
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