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How has Tiger Woods done lately at his 'can't miss' golf courses?

Shane Bacon
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When Tiger Woods was playing his best golf, it seemed that certain golf courses would produce another victory for him no matter how he played. There are a few of these courses, but as of late, he's struggled at all of them (as he has everywhere). With the Dubai Desert Classic next week, another golf course Tiger has played well at, we investigate his recent play at some of his favorites, and how he's done at each of them.

Torrey Pines: Until last week, Tiger Woods had won the last five times he showed up at the San Diego municipal golf course, including the U.S. Open in 2008, but Tiger struggled on the weekend, finishing tied for 44th, the only time he's ever finished out of the top-10 there.

Bay Hill: A tournament Tiger skipped a season ago because of all his personal life troubles, Tiger has continued to be dominate at Arnie's home, winning in '08 and '09. He has tallied five wins at this tournament over the years.

Augusta National: A dominate performance in 1997 made it seem like Tiger would win 20 Masters before his career ended. He did win four times in his first nine starts as a professional, but he hasn't been able to close since '05, finishing in the top-six each year after, but never able to win.

Muirfield Village: Tiger has won the Memorial four times in his career, including his last win there in '09, but his tie for 19th a season ago was his worst finish since 2002, when he finished 22nd.

St. Andrews: The golf course that seemed built for Tiger because it combines length with creativity, Woods blitzed the field the first two times he played in a British Open there, in '00 and '05. Last year he arrived, opened with a 67, but never got anything going after that, finished 23rd. It was the fourth straight British Open that Tiger finished out of the top-10.

Firestone Country Club: Tiger's favorite golf course by all accounts and a place he has won at seven times over his career, Woods arrived in 2010 in need of some good play. He didn't get it at all, finishing tied for 78th after weekend rounds of 75-77, his worst finish ever as a proffesional.

Cog Hill: Tiger has won at Cog Hill four times over his career, with two being at the old Western Open and two at the new BMW Championship. He won in 2007 and 2009, but struggled a year ago, finishing tied for 15th.

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