Tiger Woods has added The Players Championship to his schedule, another indication that he is getting back to a normal golf season.
Spieth never really suffered. Certainly not like Phil Mickelson, who came close so many times before finally winning his first major title.
Jordan Spieth made Friday feel like Sunday at the Masters. Fans rose to their feet and applauded when Spieth walked onto the 12th tee, and for the next two hours, ovations greeted him on tee boxes and greens.
Jordan Spieth shot a stellar 8-under 64 in the first round Thursday at Augusta National, nine birdies overall — his only blemish was a bogey on the 15th.
Jordan Spieth was already the hottest player on the PGA Tour. He kept right on going at the Masters.
Two players seemingly headed in opposite directions are hogging all the headlines. But let’s not forget the other potential contenders, a lengthy list led by defending champ Bubba Watson.
Rory McIlroy is the odds-on favorite to win the 2015 Masters. Jordan Spieth and Bubba Watson look to lead a field that includes Tiger Woods.
J.B. Holmes won the Shell Houston Open with a strong final round. Along with McIlroy, Watson and Spieth, he’s a favorite going into The Masters.
With Tiger Woods at Augusta and with the status of his game still a mystery, this year’s tournament should be more exciting than ever.
This time around, McIlroy, Scott, Bubba or Spieth could come up with the highlight that lasts a lifetime. But it won’t come from Woods.
He tees off Thursday afternoon. For all the questions about his game, the score will be the measure of his game, just like always.
Rory McIlroy’s historic quest should be the talk of Augusta National. And it probably would have been, had Tiger Woods not decided that his game was sharp enough to compete in his 20th Masters.
Had I been told six years ago that Tiger Woods would be a 40-to-1 long shot to win the 2015 Masters, I would have wondered which body part(s) Tiger had lost.
More relevant than any of Woods’ shots — including his chipping, which looked fine — was the atmosphere. The real test comes Thursday, when the shots count.
While talking with Craig about Tiger’s highly anticipated return, Boomer — having played at the famed Augusta National a few weeks back — wondered about Woods’ shaky short game.