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Woods wins points award as player of the year

Tiger Woods tees off the fourth hole during the final round of play in the Tour Championship golf tournament at East Lake Golf Club, in Atlanta, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) ATLANTA (AP) — Tiger Woods wrapped up at least one award as player of the year.

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Woods shoots 70, coasts to 8th win at Bridgestone

Tiger Woods hits to the sixth green during the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) AKRON, Ohio (AP) — They say par is a good score in a major. If that’s true next week at the PGA Championship, then Tiger Woods is already dialed in. Woods played safe and smart with a big lead, parring 16 holes in an even-par 70 Sunday to coast to a seven-shot victory at the Bridgestone Invitational for his eighth win at the event — matching the PGA Tour record he shares for victories in a single tournament.

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Tiger Woods makes run at 59 at Bridgestone

Tiger Woods tees off on the third hole during the second round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods had a shot at making history with a magical 59. He swore he wasn’t disappointed to come up short. “Disappointed? Absolutely not,” he said. Then he cracked, “A 61’s pretty good. I’m not bummed.”

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Woods flops again on another major stage

Phil Mickelson of the United States gestures as he holds up the Claret Jug trophy after winning the British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield, Scotland, Sunday July 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) GULLANE, Scotland (AP) — Tiger Woods kept staring incredulously at the ball — when it veered off in odd directions, when it stopped rolling far from the cup. It was as though Woods had suddenly forgotten how to read a putt. Woods’ latest chance to end the longest drought of his career slipped away Sunday at the British Open, where Phil Mickelson won the claret jug with one of the greatest closing rounds in major championship history.