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Tiger Woods Wins 2012 Arnold Palmer Invitational


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Teeing Off
Tiger Woods 2012 Palmer First Round

Tiger Woods plays on the 16th hole during the first round of the 2012 Arnold Palmer Invitational.

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When Tiger Woods teed off at the 2012 Arnold Palmer Invitational, it had been 931 days since his last PGA Tour victory. Three days later, that long winless streak was over. Tiger was a winner again on the PGA Tour.

Woods entered the 2012 Palmer on both good and bad notes. The good: He was playing better than he had since late 2009. In his previous five stroke-play finishes going into the Palmer, Woods had finished third, first (at his own Chevron World Challenge late in 2011, a non-official event), third, 15th and second. The bad: At the WGC Cadillac Championship two weeks earlier, Woods withdrew with a sore Achilles tendon, a problem that plagued him in 2011.

But during the Palmer, Woods showed no sign of injury problems. He opened with a round of 69, good for a tie for fourth place after Round 1.

First Round Leaders
Jason Dufner, 66
Charlie Wi, 66
Nick Watney, 68
Tiger Woods, 69
6 others also at 69

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