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Henrik Stenson

A strong Tiger Woods is a good starting point

A strong Tiger Woods is a good starting point

It wasn't the best shot Tiger Woods hit all week. It might have been the most telling.

He had 271 yards to the par-5 third hole at Albany Golf Club, a tropical breeze working against him. Woods went with a 2-iron. He held nothing back on the swing and then quickly recoiled the club as he watched it soar against the blue sky toward the flag.

That it rolled through the green and down a slope wasn't the issue.

"I thought it was money," Woods said.

So did Justin Thomas, the PGA Tour player of the year who was paired with Woods in the first and final rounds of the Hero World Challenge.

"I didn't say anything," Thomas said. "I just looked...

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