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Tiger and a Tale of Two Months

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At a time when most tour players' schedules taper off for the year, Tiger Woods' had him circumnavigating the globe to play. Here's a look at the last two months for the world's No. 1.
 

Tiger's Travels began in October at The Presidents Cup in Virginia. Playing in his second Presidents Cup, Woods' eight-week trek around the world started in solid fashion. He posted a 3-2-0 mark in helping the U.S. down the International side to take back the cup.
 
Next up for Tiger was a trip home to Orlando. At the National Car Rental Classic, Woods was defending the first of three straight titles, but to his chagrin came up a little short in his effort. From there Woods flew to Atlanta for THE TOUR Championship. Once again the defending champion, Tiger just couldn't get his swing in gear in the final round. He entered the final round tied for the lead, but would have to settle for a second place finish. After his second straight failed title defense, Woods decided to pace himself.
 
'I'm not going to do anything. That's the great thing about it.' Said Tiger.
 
'I'm just gonna take a couple of days off, and just try to rest up. And then I'm going to go over to Spain, get adjusted to the time, and just kind of mentally calm down from it all. Because I've gotta play eight straight weeks and you know you don't want to start beating yourself up after just three weeks.I'm not even halfway done yet.'
 
From the Tour Championship Woods went back to Orlando for a couple days of R & R, then flew across the Atlantic to Valderrama to defend his American Express Championship. Unfortunately for Tiger, though, the third time was NOT the charm. He was unsuccessful defending a title for the third straight week. In the end, his fate was sealed in the final round after he found water on the controversial 17th hole, leaving him to finish in a tie for fifth place.
 
From there, Tiger flew to London for a one-day clinic, then headed to Thailand to play in the Johnnie Walker Classic in Bangkok. If he suffered from any jet lag, Woods sure didn't show it. He returned to his winning ways by closing with three rounds consecutive rounds of 65.
 
'I think that's what happens when you're in good shape. It's a little easier to get over the jet lag, I mean it only takes me a day or a day and a half at most, and I'm fine and ready to go. It's just one of those things that fitness has a lot to do with it.'
 

 
The next stop in Tiger's travels was Hawaii for the Grand Slam of golf. Tiger took home top honors after he bested Vijay Singh in a dramatic play-off. After that, he made way to Thousand Oaks, California for his own event. Woods hosted the Williams World Challenge, but for the second time in the event's history, he failed to win. Instead, Tiger's trophy went to Davis Love III.
 
Finally, Woods' eight-week trek through four continents culminated in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
 
There, Tiger and partner David Duval led the United States to its second straight World Cup of Golf victory.
 
With a successful ending to his travels, Woods - now that it is all said and done - flew more than 27,000 miles in the eight weeks, and wound up dropping about 10 pounds in the process.
 
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