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Woods talked about his game being good in spurts at other tournaments, though it was clear _ at least by how he hit the ball _ that he had his fastball all week. The process is to put good rounds together. Maybe the next step is putting good tournaments together.

In tennis terms, this would be a good time for a changeover. It’s best to wait until the end of the year _ or at least until August, the end of the majors _ to figure out where Woods stands.