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Woods playing like old times

Tiger Woods is playing like he does when he wins major golf titles and, with the Masters only a month away, looks ready to close the major win-record gap on Jack Nicklaus for the first time since 2008.

With impressive putting and a masterful short game, Woods captured the World Golf Championships event at Doral on Sunday for his second US PGA title of the year after a January triumph at Torrey Pines.

‘That’s how I know I can play,’ Woods said. ‘That’s the thing. To be able to bring it out a couple times so far this year, and then able to close and get the Ws on top of that, that’s nice.’

Woods has won at Torrey Pines and Doral in the same season three times. In each of those years, he has captured a major title and won between six and eight total events overall.

‘Any time I can win prior to Augusta, it always feels good,’ Woods said. ‘I’ve been able to do it a few times throughout my career, which is nice.’  Woods could overtake Rory McIlroy for the World No. 1 ranking ahead of the Masters and the 14-time major champion could move a step closer to overtaking the record 18 major wins of Nicklaus if he keeps putting well.
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