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FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - The vibe is different from the time he walks into the room. News conferences with Tiger Woods through the years, and particularly at major championships, were stubborn contests of will. How many ways could reporters ask a similar question, only to get the same terse, rote answer? It was as if Woods could write volumes of insight into golf and himself, but chose to make a ...

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Traditionally, the PGA Championship is the Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor of the majors - adorable, certainly, but hopelessly far down the line of succession, poor thing. That never has been fair because the field for this tournament always is loaded. This year, for instance, 99 of the world's top 100 players are expected to sally forth Thursday. Would have been a perfect 100 had Justin ...

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The setting is familiar, and so is the man who's favored to win one of golf's biggest tournaments. But the date? Well, it just feels a little weird. Yes, the PGA Championship is already here. The best golfers in the world will tee it up Thursday through Sunday with a major on the line at Bethpage State Park's Black Course on Long Island in New York. For about the last half-century, the PGA ...

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When Tiger Woods won the Masters last weekend, it was a moment many thought would never happen. Woods has been one of the most important figures in modern sports because of the way he rocketed into golf and exemplified excellence. He is second all-time on the list of wins (81) and majors (15), and reintroduced a generation to a tradition like no other. It was hard to think a time could come ...

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AUGUSTA, Ga. - Tiger Woods faced this question: Should Jack Nicklaus be worried about his record 18 majors? "Well, I don't know if he's worried or not," Woods replied, later adding: "I'm just enjoying 15." Perhaps he'd also enjoy these 15 takeaways from one of the most memorable Masters in history: 1. This place always delivers. Sunday drama at the Masters is a given. The risk-reward holes on ...