Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 3/24/12

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 08: Tiger Woods waves to patrons from the green on the ninth hole during the third round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 8, 2010 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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 par 5 16th...
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