Tiger Will Play The Masters

Tiger has announced that he will return to golf at The Masters. Of course he will. Nothing like a little Tiger media mania to upstage golf’s best tournament.

From his website:

“The Masters is where I won my first major, and I view this tournament with great respect. After a long and necessary time away from the game, I feel like I’m ready to start my season at Augusta.

“The major championships have always been a special focus in my career and, as a professional, I think Augusta is where I need to be, even though it’s been awhile since I last played.

“I have undergone almost two months of inpatient therapy, and I am continuing my treatment. Although I’m returning to competition, I still have a lot of work to do in my personal life.

“When I finally got into a position to think about competitive golf again, it became apparent to me that the Masters would be the earliest I could play. I called both Joe Lewis and Arnold Palmer and expressed my regrets for not attending the Tavistock Cup and the Arnold Palmer Invitational. I again want to thank them both for their support and their understanding. Those are fantastic tournaments, and I look forward to competing in them again.

“I would also like to thank the Augusta National members and staff for their support. I have deep appreciation for everything that they do to create a wonderful event for the benefit of the game.”

I feel kind of sorry for the guy who wins this year’s Green Jacket (and I’m betting it won’t be Tiger). His name will forever be lost in the mania.

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3 thoughts on “Tiger Will Play The Masters”

  1. I agree, the winner will be lost in the confusion. 

    The only way that the story might change is if Els, Couples, or Watson is leading on Sunday. 

    A Garcia or Villegas win would be interesting but not very notable, and even a Phil win will be a last page story.

    At lunch, we went to BW-3, and on 3 of the 4 big screens it was constant Tiger coverage for over an hour.  (ESPN, ESPNews, and Golf Channel).  I will say that it was somewhat impressive, if not also a little depressing, how many different Tigergate headlines that SportsCenter was able to report on.  There must have been over 25 topics in the hour.

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  2. Well then, it’s business as usual for me during Masters week.  I don’t watch any tournament that Tiger plays.  Last year, I only watched the last couple of holes because that’s when I flipped through the channels and found that Tiger wasn’t anywhere near winning – heeheehee.

    As for him choosing to play the Masters, I always thought that if he played in any event before June or July then he was clueless about just how wrong he was and how much his behavior had really impacted his family. I still feel that way. The fact that he’s back at the first major tells me that the only thing he really cares about is winning majors.

    Oh but wait, I’m sure there will be some hot chicks there at Augusta protesting the Men only policy. He might find a new girlfriend.  Or two.  Or three….

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