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Lindsey Vonn is flanked by her boyfriend Tiger

Lindsey Vonn is flanked by her boyfriend Tiger Woods as she leaves after an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill, in Val D'Isere, France, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. Lindsey Vonn is confident that her latest knee trouble will not stop her from competing at the Sochi Games in February. With boyfriend Tiger Woods watching from the bottom of the slope, Vonn missed a gate in Saturday's World Cup downhill at Val d'Isere as her troublesome right knee buckled under her and gave way. The American was clearly distressed after skiing off course and looked close to tears. She didn't fall but grimaced as she pulled up, clutching her knee. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta) (Credit: AP)

Rarely do I read or write about golf in January, but rarely at my house do temperatures fall below zero, providing a frosty glaze to the fallen snow.

So to warm myself up I read a 9,960-word transcript from NBC and Golf Channel in which Johnny Miller, Frank Nobilo and Mark Rolfing discussed the weekend’s Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Maui and the rest of 2014.

Naturally, the subject of Eldrick Tont Woods came up. Below is some of Miller on Tiger. Fore!

“At Augusta, those putts used to go in, and then he lips them out; he used to hardly ever lip out a putt. What he does at Augusta is really important. If he were to win at Augusta, I'd almost bet you he'd win another major this year. He'd win two majors.

“But if he doesn't win at Augusta, I think the odds of him winning another one are not that great. I wouldn't bet against him, but he's just a different player than he was when he was younger, even though he won five times last year.  In the majors he seems to be a little bit prone to getting nervous.’’

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