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Tiger Woods off to worst start in career

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11:08 AM ET 02.02 | Tiger Woods may say publicly that he's only a "fraction" off with his game, but this much is clear: He's off to his worst-ever start as a pro. In back-to-back starts this year, Woods missed the 54-hole cut at Torrey Pines (finished 80th) and then needed to rally with three late birdies just to finish 41st at the Dubai Desert Classic, where he shot only one round in the 60s and finished 10 shots behind winner Stephen Gallacher. Whether the product of offseason inactivity, swing issues or competitive rust, this marks the first time that Woods, 38, has started a campaign with consecutive finishes outside the top 20. Think about this: Woods is in the midst of his 18th full season on the PGA Tour. In nine of those seasons, Woods has won one of his first two starts. On three occasions (2000, 2006, 2008), he won both of those opening starts. The world No. 1 has been such a fast starter, in fact, that this is just the second time (2011) that he failed to record at least a top-10 finish in one of his first two starts in a calendar year.

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February 2, 2014  12:45 PM ET

Lindsey must have cut him off while she is re-habbing.. time to call some old friends and get back into the swing of things

February 2, 2014  04:52 PM ET

Not to panic. Woods will have a strong comeback this year and win one if not two majors. You heard it here first.

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February 2, 2014  10:18 PM ET
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Not to panic. Woods will have a strong comeback this year and win one if not two majors. You heard it here first.

He'll marry Lindsey Vonn before that will ever happen.

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February 3, 2014  06:16 PM ET
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He'll marry Lindsey Vonn before that will ever happen.

No doubt !

February 3, 2014  06:17 PM ET
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Not to panic. Woods will have a strong comeback this year and win one if not two majors. You heard it here first.

I do not drink that flavor of koolaid.

February 3, 2014  06:41 PM ET

Alas, poor Eldrick! I knew him...

February 3, 2014  10:28 PM ET
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No doubt !

She has a leg up, so to speak.

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February 4, 2014  11:31 AM ET
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She has a leg up, so to speak.

LOL , yes she does. At least we will be saved from any "Tiger in Sochi" pictures

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February 5, 2014  09:59 AM ET
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LOL , yes she does. At least we will be saved from any "Tiger in Sochi" pictures

That would be like seeing Kim Jong Un sipping a mai tai on Waikiki.

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February 7, 2014  08:02 AM ET

Tiger is washed up.......he's done.

 
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