Say Hello to the New Tiger Woods

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The tournament host was not here to witness the ending, the formality that was Tiger Woods celebrating on the 18th green, a victory that is bigger than the game's biggest attraction will ever acknowledge.

Arnold Palmer took ill Sunday afternoon, a blood pressure issue sending him to the hospital and denying him a chance to watch Woods put the finishing touches on a most important win and then acknowledge the hard work with a firm handshake and hearty hug.

Palmer, 82, who was being kept overnight for observation, played with more bravado and panache in his day than Woods does, but he nonetheless has always loved it when Tiger wins his tournament. Who wouldn't? This victory was Woods' seventh at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, and who is to say it wasn't the...

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