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Tiger looking for Canadian repeat

One win does not signify the start of a streak, unless the player in question is Tiger Woods.

Of Woods' 22 PGA Tour wins since the start of the 1999 season, nine have been followed by another victory.

Woods has an opportunity to increase both totals at this week's $3.8 million Bell Canadian Open at the Royal Montreal Golf Club, which was found in 1873 and is the oldest golf club in North America.

Woods' won the World Golf Championship NEC Invitational in his last start two weeks ago, defeating Jim Furyk in a dramatic seven-hole playoff.

The win snapped a streak of five tournaments without a win dating back to early June.

A year ago, Woods won the Canadian Open by a stroke over Grant Waite to cap a rare feat of winning the U.S., British and Canadian Opens in the same season.

What may be more memorable is how Woods went about winning.

Woods owned a one-stroke lead playing the 72nd hole, the par-five 18th. After his tee shot found a bunker right of the fairway, Woods pulled off a miraculous approach shot -- a six-iron out of a bunker, over water and right at the flag -- that settled 18 feet behind the pin in the fringe.

Woods chipped to a foot and tapped in for birdie and the win. Unlike last week's Air Canada Championship field, which featured just four of the top 30 players on the PGA Tour money list, the Canadian Open field offers a marquee list.

In addition to Woods, there are European Ryder Cup wild card picks Sergio Garcia of Spain and Jesper Parnevik of Sweden, U.S. Ryder Cup teammates Hal Sutton and Scott Verplank, Vijay Singh and John Daly, who won the European PGA Tour's BMW International Open last week.


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