A few days ago, there were many rumors swirling around that Tiger Woods was seen practicing at Augusta National as his jet was spotted at a Georgia airport. Well, his agent Mark Steinberg confirmed that he did indeed play 18 holes at Augusta according to Bob Harig of ESPN.com.
So, this left many people wondering if he will make his return to Augusta after all after it almost felt like it was a sure thing that he wasn’t going to play this year. Tiger also missed last year’s Masters as well.
But here’s something that could cheer you up if you’re a Tiger fan. At Medalist Golf Club which is his home course, Tiger shot the best round he’s shot in a while, shooting a 66.
Yup yup, Tiger decided to sharpen his claws once again as he tackled the tough Medalist. And Medalist Golf Club isn’t exactly a cake walk.
The course has practically an army of bunkers around most of the greens and on the 18th hole, you have be accurate both off the tee and on the approach shot. If it’s a windy day then good luck!
Despite the low score, there’s no guarantee he’ll be ready for The Masters but we’ll have to wait and see. Even if he does, how do you think he’ll play?
If anything, he could have a decent tournament but are fans rushing him too much? Another thing to keep in mind, although he shot that 66 at medalist, Augusta is a different animal every year plus the heat of competition will be on his tracks as the young new predators in the wild are in the hunt for the green jacket.
But again, we shall see. It’s just alarming in a good way if you are a Tiger fan that he shot a 66.
And according to Tim Rosaforte via Twitter, Tiger chipped in for a birdie at Medalist. This was a major flaw in his game recently and was a huge reason why he was shooting such high scores.
I think I’m in the minority though, at least from a fan’s standpoint when I say that golf’s in terrific shape, even without Tiger. I think Tiger makes it a little better, but the young talent that’s out there today is unbelievable.
Now, we have another big hitter off the tee in Phoenix Open champ and rookie Brooks Koepka. Rory Mcilroy is going for the career grand slam.
Bubba Watson, although not the most liked by some fans, is trying to repeat as a Masters champion. The last golfer to do so? None other than Tiger Woods.
Jordan Spieth is hungry for the green jacket after letting a sleeve of it slip off his arm last year.
Adam Scott, who won it in 2013, has been a favorite choice for a lot of people going into this tournament. Adam is one of the few all-around players going into the tournament.
Dustin Johnson, who after his incident with crrraaackk (You have to shout that), one of the longest hitters in the game has been on fire lately and looks to challenge Augusta with his long tee shots.
Thing is, between Bubba and DJ, both have dominated off the tee. DJ is a bit more accurate than Bubba is yet when Bubba does get into trouble, he’s one of, if not the most dangerous recovery player on Tour.
Oh, and how can we forget Jimmy Walker, who is once again putting on a “Player of the Year” kind of performance has already won two tournaments this season. He without a doubt, could be the hottest player coming into this Masters.
I mentioned this on Twitter, Jimmy is one major away from being the best American player on Tour. I have a hard time beliveing that he won’t win one this year.
If he wins at Augusta, then it’ll be one heck of a way to win your first major. With all due respect to other terrific majors, the Masters is just king. Only the Masters captures the eye of all sports fans around the world.
So, even if Tiger doesn’t play again this year, there will be so many incredible story lines to keep up with at the Masters this year. If he does play, then great, another story to look at.
But it seems like a lot of you are panicking and I’m telling you take a deep breath because golf is in fantastic shape.
Bring on the Masters! Augusta is calling!
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Source for Tiger 66 story: CBSSports.com
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