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Woods' Stubbornness Might Cost Him

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Watching Tiger Woods play golf has become a real challenge. Not many of us can hold our breath for almost five straight hours.

You inhale on the first tee and can’t relax until the final putt. In between, you wonder if every move might be his last.

By that measure, Thursday’s round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational was a success. Woods walked 7,381 yards and took 69 swings, not counting warm-ups.

“I’m feeling good,” he said afterward.

It was Woods’ first PGA round since hobbling off at Doral 11 days ago with a strained Achilles’ tendon. Judging by that limp, it seemed we might not see him again until...

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