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Woods tough call

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Interesting conversation with Golf Channel colleague Steve Sands on Tuesday about Tiger Woods’ schedule, specifically how his traditional rota of starts are on the circuit’s most-demanding courses.

In 2009, the last year Woods played a “full” schedule (17 events), the scoring average for the courses he played was 71.921, almost 1 ½ strokes higher than the scoring average for the 35 other courses used on Tour that year (70.534).

All total, Woods played seven of the top 10 toughest course in 2009 which makes his Tour-leading 68.84 actual scoring average even more impressive.

The point? A birdie-fest start at say . . . Colonial may be the tonic to help snap Woods out of his post-2010 funk, but we wouldn’t expect it.