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April 06, 2009
Tiger in the Woods
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April 06, 2009

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Tiger in the Woods

After his drive on the 4th hole went astray on Sunday, Tiger Woods had to hit through the moss-draped trees at Bay Hill in Orlando. He settled for a bogey, but by the end of the day he had rallied from five strokes down, matching his largest comeback on the PGA Tour, to overtake Sean O'Hair. A dramatic 16-foot putt on the 18th green earned him his 66th Tour win; a handshake from the tournament host, Arnold Palmer (inset); and favorite's status at the Masters beginning on April 9 (page 40).

Sunday Driver

UConn's Lorin Dixon went in for a layup against Cal on Sunday during their Sweet 16 game in the Trenton Regional of the NCAA women's tournament. The top-seeded, undefeated Huskies whipped the Bears 77--53, thanks in part to 28 points from freshman Tiffany Hayes (inset). SI went to press on Monday before the women's Final Four was determined.

Flat Broke

Lance Armstrong lay on an X-ray table at a hospital in Valladolid, Spain, to have his right collarbone examined after he broke it in a crash during the Vuelta of Castilla and Leon on March 23. Two days later surgeons in Austin fastened the bone together with a steel plate and 12 screws (inset). Armstrong said he still plans to enter the Tour de France in July.

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