Woods is on a mission to add to his 79 PGA TOUR victories and 14 majors, returning to Augusta National for the first time in a playing capacity since a T17 finish in 2015. For the first time in several years, the former world number one is being touted as a genuine contender for his sport's biggest prizes.
Everywhere you look there are glorious possibilities, with McIlroy trying to become just the sixth golfer to complete the career Grand Slam, to Mickelson seeking to eclipse Nicklaus to become the oldest victor of the Masters at 47. Listen, I'd love the green jacket in the closet, to go back every year and use the champions' locker room, to host dinner as the champion. "We can play beautifully and swing beautifully and all that, but it is the guy who really has the bottle to hang on or make it happen".
Given those stellar results, all eyes will be trained on the 42-year-old as he eyes his fifth Green Jacket and first since 2005 when the festivities get underway on Thursday. I think that's the kind of stuff that motivates him, and he's known to be a player who needs a little fire lit under his feet to get him hopping, and I think that's the kind of thing that will get him going. The Golden Bear does a neat turn as a Wise Old Owl and he talked to McIlroy about the sly temptations of Augusta: how it wants you to do more in situations when you must do less. The smiling Woods hit the Masters with a hurricane of hype and proceeded to flood the field, winning by 12 strokes and setting an 18-under-par tournament record. "He's a player that's unlike any player I've played against or with".
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Yet the Spaniard, who needed 74 attempts finally to claim a major, said he would not be trying to replicate last year's off-course routines, nor staying in the same house or eating the same foods.
Played at Augusta in Georgia, USA, the tournament has been running since 1934 and has been held every year since its inception, with the exception of the years 1943-45 due to the Second World War. He is happy with where his game is even if he is not considered a favorite to win the Masters. "I am a walking miracle".
The Masters at Augusta National is a once in a lifetime experience, but it's also a lot easier than you think. Even just to get myself into that position, I feel like I'd handle that a lot better.
Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson once again was on site to present trophies to a division, handing off a first-place trophy to Im, the Girls 12-13 champion.
"I'm not that superstitious to try to do everything like I did a year ago", said Garcia. "I kept asking her, 'Are you feeling OK?"
"You can not be on leaderboards at big tournaments all the time and have things go your way all the time". And then, there is Tiger. "It's astronomical how much they have increased and there is one common denominator and that is Tiger in contention".