LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA | It all felt so familiar Tuesday at Torrey Pines, where a damp gray chill hung over the place with the faint scent of wood smoke from outdoor fireplaces at the nearby lodge.
Another golf year officially begins Thursday for Tiger Woods in the Farmers Insurance Open at a spot where he’s won eight of his 82 PGA Tour titles and the expectations are inflated despite Woods suggesting he feels every bit of his 44 years.
Woods went through a battery of media duties, answering questions about what he’s done since captaining the American victory in the Presidents Cup in mid-December and what he expects this year, doing a series of prearranged video spots outside while fighter jets from a nearby air base screamed overhead.
There was work to be done on the practice range where Woods is still getting comfortable with his new TaylorMade driver, which he intends to put into play Thursday. He’s never been a guy who changes clubs like he changes shirts so he’s kept what he calls his “old faithful” driver nearby in case h...
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