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Golf history in the making

It has been said before but it's worth saying again. We're watching history being made every time Tiger Woods plays golf and we should appreciate it because although we expect it to go on for a long time, nothing lasts forever.

Woods' latest dazzler was to win the Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona by beating Stewart Cink 8-and-7 on the final 36-hole day.  If it were a football game, it would be like winning by five or six touchdowns. But that's what happens when you birdie every other hole (Woods was under par on 14 of 29 holes). Woods has now won all three events that he's entered this year -- the Buick back in January and the match play event this past weekend raising his PGA Tour winning streak to four, in addition to winning the Dubai on the European tour over Super Bowl weekend.

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To frame Woods historically, yesterday's win, his 63rd on the PGA, moved him past Arnold Palmer's career PGA win total and leaves him one behind Ben Hogan. Not that the money means all that much when it comes to Woods, but the win was worth $1.35 million.

Woods' win yesterday brought the obvious question about the prospects for a perfect season.

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"That's my intent," Woods answered. "That's why you play. If you don't believe you can win an event, don't show up."

When Tiger says it, it doesn't sound like bragging, just determination.

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