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2013 PGA Championship
With two top-10 finishes in the 2013 majors, Tiger Woods certainly has had opportunities to finally get major No. 15 and stop his winless streak in majors at 21. His four PGA Championship titles suggest this week's tournament at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y., provides his latest -- and perhaps best -- chance to move one closer to Jack Nicklaus' magic No. 18. Woods has sat on 14 career majors since the 2008 U.S. Open.
Gary Player is a confident guy; you have to be if you're going to pose in ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue. He's so confident that he may have even discovered the reason behind Rory McIlroy's struggles this season: McIlroy's relationship with tennis star Caroline Wozniacki. It's not so much Woznacki herself, theorized Player; it's the fact that McIlroy has to take time off from working on his game to watch Wozniacki play in tournaments. We can't imagine that other young couples have this problem -- ''My preparation for various professional golf tournaments suffered because I was watching my girlfriend compete at Wimbledon'' seems like a unique problem.
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On Tuesday, ESPN's "First Take" debated Rory McIlroy's apology for withdrawing from the Honda Classic. McIlroy attributed his withdrawal to pain in his wisdom teeth, but said in an interview that he should have at least tried to play through it. Stephen A. Smith thinks McIlroy made a bigger deal out of the whole thing than was necessary. Skip Bayless buys the apology, but isn't buying McIlroy as the next dominant force in golf. What's your take?