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.
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.