Tiger on the prowl in long-awaited Masters return

Apr 07, 2018, 01:24
Tiger on the prowl in long-awaited Masters return

Many even question The Golf Channel's nearly incessant coverage of the former number one player in the world.

Just not in the position so many of his fans were hoping he would be.

Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Fred Couples paired up with Thomas Pieters for a tour of the back nine at Augusta National as they prepare for The Masters, which tees off on Thursday.

"During his comeback, the 42-year-old has been more engaged on and off the course with fans". When Woods joined The Tour in September of 1996 (and, by the way, entered seven tournaments, won twice, and qualified for the Tour Championship), purses on the PGA Tour totaled just over $69 million. "Unfortunately, people ran out and it clipped them". "Sometimes that happens, and most of the time it doesn't".

"I don't know what to tell you", Garcia said. That's just not true.

You know about Tiger's confessed fears that his playing days were going, going, gone.

Woods will tee off on Thursday alongside Australian Marc Leishman and England's Tommy Fleetwood.

Tiger Woods is considered one of the favourites to collect a 15th major title this week. We want to test ourselves against the best and he's the best player for the last 20 years.

And that was the beauty of this first round at the Masters, the first round of the rest of Tiger's life. Those are staggering numbers that are unprecedented in sports history.

Johnson, who has reigned at number one for more than a year, has catching up to do after a pre-tournament slip on the stairs forced him out of last year's Masters at the 11th hour.

The four-time Major victor McIlroy would join an elite list of players to have claimed all four of the Major Championships if he were to win a Green Jacket this week and, having won a first title in 18 months two weeks ago on the US PGA Tour, entered the week full of confidence.

Tuesday was the first time any of the four had been to Augusta National Golf Club, and Fogle admitted, "I'm so overwhelmed right now". His first big announcement was that the club would host a women's amateur event the week before the Masters. It's such a hard golf course to play catch up on. He dropped a pair of strokes, but had a round-reversing eagle on No. 8, then rolled on the back nine, finishing the day atop the leaderboard.

Jordan Spieth carded five birdies over his final six holes to power his way into a two-shot lead at the U.S. Masters on Thursday but that spectacular finish was overshadowed by Tony Finau, who penned a bit of Augusta National folklore as he hobbled into contention.

This year's edition of the Masters is one of the most anticipated in recent memory.

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy, who could complete a career Grand Slam with a first Masters victory, tees it up alongside Rahm and former Masters champion Adam Scott of Australia. I feel like it's the first time in my career where I make a 13 without missing a shot.

Will there be a surprise player in the mix?

"I never come in here thinking I've served my time and this is my turn because it's never your turn". He hadn't won a major since 2008. From what I saw this week, and if he stays healthy, I don't see any reason why he can't contend, and if he can contend, he can win. "It's really hard to run away from it, but it's also really easy to lose it out there".

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