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The old Tiger Woods didn't hit fairways and greens like a machine and play the odds when he was putting.
The old Tiger Woods would grind out errant tee shots, bunker lies and tricky chips and cash in on the opportune putts that he had to gain strokes.
What we saw from Tiger at Abu Dhabi appears to be a new theory, focused on playing from a reasonable position, maybe not the farthest off the tee (Rory McIlroy blew by Woods several times), and trying to lock in with his irons. The more you're on the green, the more chances to make a birdie putt.
Overall, this looks like Tiger isn't thinking about his swing as much. Maybe he slipped back on Sunday, but overall you can't deny Woods' comfort with what he's done with Sean Foley. Let's see how it plays out at Pebble Beach.
Check back to see what we learn from Tiger after the Pro-Am.