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Tiger stalks Arnie’s Place for third scalp of the season

World number two Tiger Woods heads to this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational looking to defend a title that he has won seven times throughout his illustrious career.

His most recent win at Bay Hill Club and Lodge came in last year’s event, when he ended a winless drought stretching back to 2009, beating Graeme McDowell by two shots.

Woods’ two early season wins in 2013 have both been secured on layouts where he has had abundant success in the past.

Following his three wins in 2012, Woods kicked off 2013 with a win at the Farmer’s Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, a course at which he has tasted victory a phenomenal eight times.

Of those eight wins, one was the 2008 U.S Open Championship, his most recent major victory to date.

Last week at the WGC-Cadillac Championship, Woods captured his sixth victory in that event, and his third win since it has been held at the TPC Blue Monster at Doral.

And so with this trend emerging of Tiger winning so often on he courses he knows and loves so much, it seems he may have found his groove, as his quest to surpass Jack Nicklaus’ 18 majors continues.

And what better place to begin that quest, than at Augusta National in Georgia, the site of the U.S Masters in April – an event Woods has won on four occasions.

But first he needs to defend his title in Arnold Palmer’s event this week.

Looking to match his winning record at Torrey Pines, and with the form he’s in, who would dare bet against him?

Twitter: @PepCavalieri 

 

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