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.
All eyes were on Tiger Woods on Monday when the 39-year-old made a late-afternoon appearance at the practice area in preparation for his 20th Masters, which starts Thursday.
Tiger Woods ended a week of speculation and debate over the state of his game Friday by announcing he will play next week in the Masters.
Woods has not played since he withdrew at Torrey Pines on Feb. 5. A week later, he said he would return to competition when he had the game for it.
Will Tiger Woods’ big return come at the Masters? Right now it’s anybody’s guess. But a big hint could be sitting on a tarmac in Augusta.
Woods, who hasn’t played since he withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open on Feb. 6, falls to No. 104 this week.
He’s 85 years old and as sharp as can be. One of the most charismatic personalities in sports history, the legendary Arnold Palmer, is still going strong.
Rory McIlroy now has something else that once belonged to Tiger Woods — the cover of EA Sports’ latest video game.
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Tiger Woods said Wednesday his game is “not acceptable” to compete in tournaments and he will return when he thinks it is.
The new world golf rankings came out on Monday and Tiger Woods finds himself at No. 62, his lowest spot since he was No. 75 on Oct. 5, 1996, just a few weeks after he turned professional as a 20-year-old.
The great ones ignore their critics and let their talent do the talking. Woods has done this many times, and he has to rally and do it once again if he is to get the last laugh.