Woods has streaks going

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Tiger Woods has a couple of streaks going in opposite directions.

The one getting most of the attention is his 2-0 start to 2006, playoff victories in the Buick Invitational and the Dubai Desert Classic that take expectations even higher. The last time he started off a year with two victories was in 2000, which has become his benchmark for dominance.

Making it three in a row means getting rid of another streak that is getting under his skin.

Woods is 0-10 at the Nissan Open, a record that dates to his PGA Tour debut as a 16-year-old amateur when he missed the cut. His record has improved only slightly since he turned professional, although the Nissan Open remains the only PGA Tour event he has played more than three times as a pro without winning.

"I just haven't played my best golf at the right time," Woods said Wednesday, a day before the start of the tourney. "I've played some good golf, but not my best stuff. And this track, you've got to hit the ball well. You just can't get away with hitting it poorly around here and expect to win."

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