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It's a familiar dream: falling, falling, jerking awake, sweating, thankful to be on a mattress and not a sidewalk. "I used to have a recurring dream of falling," Tom Watson says. ...(full article)

The sightings have the ring of myth. One night he is at his favorite bar in Dallas, So & So's, sitting in the usual corner booth ordering bottles of Patron for a small entourage....(full article)

Can you name the past four FedEx Cup champions? And therein lies the problem. Jim Furyk won three times in 2010 and was the last golfer who passes for a household name to win a pr...(full article)

Rory McIlroy is well enough versed in the success of Tiger Woods to fully appreciate the level of mental intensity associated with the 14-times major winner’s previous dominanc...(full article)

Tiger Woods still has the sway and the swagger, even if you could probably out-drive him today on the 15th hole at Dubsdread or any municipal golf course. Despite Tiger's wear-an...(full article)

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Woods Dissolves With Final 76

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Tiger 3 Behind Despite Bad Back

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Triple Bogey on No. 6 Sinks Tiger

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Harrington: Outlaw Belly Putters

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Stunned Mickelson Misses Cut

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