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Despite a win, Woods doesn't get the red carpet treatment at Players Championship

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    Professional golfer Tiger Woods and girlfriend professional skier Lindsey Vonn attend The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit, "Punk: Chaos to Couture", on Monday, May 6, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)The Associated Press

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    Tiger Woods laughs as he mingles with fellow golfers on the practice range during a practice round at The Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Tuesday, May 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)The Associated Press

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    Tiger Woods tees off on the fourth hole during practice rounds of the Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Tuesday, May 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)The Associated Press

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    Tiger Woods talks to reporters after a practice round at The Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Tuesday, May 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)The Associated Press

One night after making his red carpet debut in New York, Tiger Woods returned to a course that has treated him very well over the years.

Woods is playing for the first time since the Masters when he tees it up this week at The Players Championship. He has won only once in 15 years, and has only one top-10 finish since that victory in 2001. Woods describes the TPC Sawgrass as a tricky course.

Woods was at the Met on Monday night with girlfriend Lindsey Vonn. He was in a black tux, and the Olympic ski champion wore a long white dress with see-through slits. Woods says the experience was different. He says he was there to support Vonn as she tries to grow her brand.