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FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — At last year’s P.G.A. Championship, Tiger Woods changed shirts midway through his rounds because he was perspiring so profusely. That doesn’t figure to be a problem on the Black Course at Bethpage State Park, where the 101st edition of the tournament commences on Thursday.
The sweltering days last August in St. Louis, where the heat index reached triple digits, are a bygone memory. Woods, who grew up in Southern California and lives in Florida, wore a stocking hat and multiple layers as he practiced Tuesday in cold, damp conditions.
“I’ve been doing a lot of practicing of late, not in sweaters,” Woods said, “so this is a little different.