Thursday, 5 April 2018

Masters 2018: Everything you need to know.

It’s Masters Week, the greenest, floweriest days of the year. Can I get an Amen? And this year, the 82nd Masters rolls in with Tiger-fueled momentum, anticipation running higher than the pollen count in Augusta, Georgia. Here’s everything you need to know to prepare for the year’s first major.

Tiger Woods: What’s the story?
Woods, who is – at absolute worst – the second-best golfer in history, returns to Augusta for the first time since 2015, and the first time with anything resembling a decent game since 2013. Against all odds and predictions, Woods has returned from back surgery in solid, respectable, on-the-leaderboard form, and that’s enough to make him a betting favorite, if not necessarily a legitimate one. But Woods already has four green jackets, and he’s never missed a cut at Augusta as a pro. If his body doesn’t detonate between now and Sunday, he’s likely to be in the conversation.

But can Tiger win?
Probably not. The problem Woods faces is that as his game has faltered and stalled, the competition has sharpened. This is a Masters field that boasts a dozen players you could pick to win without sweating; the fact that there are so many top-quality players with only a handful of major wins to their credit is a testament to the strength of the field. Woods could, in theory, beat any of these players. But can he beat all of them? Doubtful … but don’t bet your house against him.

By Jay Busbee.

Full story at Yahoo News.

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