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Woods Still Looking For First Win of the Year

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Tiger Woods looks to finally get his name in the winner's circle again in 2001 at this week's Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, site of his sixth victory in a row last year.
 
You might recall last season's heroics. `Seven down with seven to play.' The hole-out wedge at No. 15. An electrified gallery. A crumbling Matt Gogel.
 
And then, just as quick as a wink, it was Tiger with six in a row, equaling the best streak in PGA Tour history since Ben Hogan won six in 1948.
 
Well, here we are today with Tiger not having won yet in 2001. In fact, he has not taken a title in the last five tournaments in which he has competed. For any other player, these kind of figures do not even apply, but for Woods, you have to look back to the 1999 Masters to find the last tournament which was his fifth in a row on the PGA Tour without a win.
 
In between has certainly been a great run of golf, one of the best ever, but now people are beginning to wonder when the 24-year-old will get it going again.
 
Chances are it will not be too long. It may not be this week, but it just might all the same. In the two tournaments he has played this season, Woods has finished in a tie for eighth at the Mercedes Championships and a tie for fifth at last week's Phoenix Open. He is getting progressively better, and perhaps this will be the week that he breaks out.
 
After such a stunning performance at last year's event, it would certainly be a popular and fitting place to record his first victory of the season.