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Eyes of a Tiger sharpened by laser surgery



Tiger Woods was once so nearsighted he said he would be considered legally blind without glasses or contacts.

He had Lasik surgery in October 1999 after the Ryder Cup, won the Disney Classic in his first tournament back and has done fairly well since.

He realized this spring it was time to do it again.

"My vision started slipping," Tiger Woods said after The Players Championship last weekend. "I was getting headaches from squinting all the time."

He said he had laser surgery for the second time the Monday after the Masters.

"Mine stayed the way it should for ... what is it, eight years now?" Tiger Woods said. "That's pretty good."

Just as in 1999, Tiger Woods won his first tournament after eye surgery when he captured the Wachovia Championship by two shots.

POKER CHIP SHOTS

Sixty amateur golfers each ponied up $10,000 US to tee off Monday in the three-day World Series of Golf tournament at Primm, Nev., that uses poker betting in place of traditional scoring.

"There are no bad bets on the golf course, until you chunk it," said Steve Dannenmann, one of five poker pros who are participating in the tournament.

Unlike regular golf, it's not the score that matters most, but how many chips each player has left. Each golfer starts with 10,000, meticulously accounted for by a croupier in a cart who tallies the round of betting before each shot.

Players can go all-in after their tee shot, or, if they happen to be in a fairway bunker while their opponents are on the green, can fold, pick up their ball and walk to the next hole. The player with the fewest strokes on the hole wins the pot.

Play continues today toward the $250,000 grand prize. The tournament is set to air on NBC Sports on June 23-24.

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