On Saturday afternoon, after a long practice session, Woods and Bell headed to Tiger's courtesy car together. They have a shared history, much of it sweet and innocent, like the day in 1994, when Tiger shot a 62 while winning the Southern California Amateur at Hacienda Golf Club, hitting it all over the map but holing everything. Bell was on the bag that day. Last Saturday afternoon Woods changed his shoes while standing on the hot macadam of the Firestone parking lot and then he and Bell headed back to the hotel, driving past small lawns first seeded by blue-collar prosperity, a world not so different from the one Woods knew growing up in Cypress, in Southern California. Woods was wearing his Nike baseball cap backward, as he used to, back in the day, when that look was new, when his life was not so complicated.
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