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Where the Grass Is Greenest The golf course hasn't always been a sanctuary for Tiger Woods the last few years ... but he usually looks comfortable at Torrey Pines. Thanks to a slew of clutch shots like this birdie on number 4 on Sunday, Woods cruised to a four-shot victory at the Farmers Insurance Open, his eighth career win at the course in La Jolla.

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Photograph by David Callow

I'm Novak, And I'll Be Your Server Anyone else feel like Novak Djokovic's Grand Slam titles are starting to blur together? The world's top-ranked player won his third straight Australian Open on Sunday: If you're counting—and Andy Murray, whom Djokovic beat in four sets in the final, surely is—that's five wins in the last nine majors for the swingin' Serb.

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Photograph by Christian Murdock/THE GAZETTE

Snow Fall At their best, the Winter X Games are an intoxicating mass adrenaline rush, but last Thursday offered a reminder that beneath all the daredevilry lies real danger. Snowmobiler Caleb Moore, from Krum, Texas, crashed during the freestyle finals in Aspen; he suffered a concussion and underwent surgery for a heart contusion the next day. On Monday he was still in intensive care in Grand Junction, Colo.