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Time Has Come for Tiger to Take a Break

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Tiger Woods put the finishing touches on a season he’s calling a success with a tie for fourth at his World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club.

It wasn’t his best work.

Apart from a majestic 3 wood on the par-5 16th from 252 yards that set up a too little, too late eagle, the only magic he could summon on a soggy Sunday afternoon came on the greens.

 

But because of indifferent iron play — distance control, once a staple of his arsenal, is now a mystery as wedges fly greens and elicit looks of bemused exasperation — too many of those well-holed putts were for par.

 

And pars — or the final round, 1-under-par 71 Woods turned in — were never going to be enough to reel in Graeme McDowell, who...

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