Tiger Woods Masters Return

25 03 2010
Tiger Woods

Tiger Is Back In The Hunt

Tiger Woods announced Tuesday that he will begin his 2010 season at the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in April.

“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 a while 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.”

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A lot has been talked about Tiger’s return.

My personal opinion is that many players have had off course problems and returned with the crowds sympathy – why not Woods? I have heard that there will be no live TV pictures of Tiger for the 1st round and possibility the second round. This is indeed a shame as love him or hate him he does draw a crowd. AND in the current economic climate we need him to lift golf and viewing figures and sponsorship money!
When he does return, the person in front of the camera and on the golf course that Woods has become i hope that we have seen the back of. As Arnold Palmer said, “Tiger needs to return and be humble infront of the galleries”. I bet that he has put on a few pounds eating all the humble pie his Mrs is making him eat!!

The Augusta National 1st Tee on Masters Thursday will be a very interesting place to be ………

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