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Your correspondent has emphatically said for years that golf performance should not be evaluated by 10-minute intervals. That notion tends to get lost in these days of Internet immediacy, in these days of the hole-by-hole Tiger Tracker, when one hole of tweeted play-by-play carries too much word weight and lacks big-picture perspective.
Yes, Tiger Woods visited some ice plant after a hooked drive and went 4-over par on Nos. 14-17 on Monday at the Farmers Insurance Open. There's your little snippet, devoid of context.
The big picture is this: Woods had built an eight-stroke lead, the sign of rare command, and won by four strokes. Had, say, Rickie Fowler won by four, some probably would have annointed him as the Next Whatever.
Woods wins by four and critics focus on his sloppy, impatient, anticlimactic play down an overly slow stretch. Please. Let's focus on what did matter (the eight-shot cushion) and not on what didn't.
"He said he got frustrated and lost his pa...
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Tiger Woods may or may not be back -- whatever that means -- but throughout the longest of Sundays on the Southern California coast, he was once again the champion he used to be.
Woods played 25 holes at a soggy Torrey Pines in 6-under par and, with 11 holes left in his final round at the Farmers Insurance Open, takes a commanding six-shot lead into the Monday finish...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer Tiger Woods hates the question, even though the answer should be simple enough.
Is he back?
Woods was asked that when he ended his 749-day drought by winning his World Challenge at the end of 2011. The question came up in various forms last year after each of his wins at Bay Hill, Memorial and the AT&T National at Congressional...
Tiger Woods will take a six-shot lead into the final day of the fog-delayed Farmers Insurance Open. Eleven holes stand between him and his eighth victory at Torrey Pines. Past Farmers Insurance Open champions Brandt Snedeker and Nick Watney are his closest competition.
1. Monday Fun-day: Woods has a good record in Monday finishes at Torrey Pines. It was on a Monday that he defeated...
No matter the round, Tiger Woods leading on a Sunday afternoon is ratings gold for PGA broadcast partners. Third round coverage of the PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open drew a 3.7 overnight rating on CBS [...]
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Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson entered the Farmers Insurance Open coming off disappointing finishes the previous week. Tiger didn’t even make it to the weekend, missing the cut at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Phil, on the other hand, did make the cut, but only finished in a tie for thirty-seventh. It’s safe to say that both came into Torrey...
Tim Clark would have been easy to miss among dozens of PGA Tour players who poured out of a hotel ballroom after a two-hour meeting on the proposed ban of the stroke used for long putters, except he was the only guy with a suitcase.
Clark didn't bring golf clubs to Torrey Pines, only an overnight bag. He didn't play in the tournament last week, but he paid his way to San...