Ten facts about the 77th Masters, starting on Thursday at Augusta National Golf Club:
1. THE GUY IN A RED SHIRT WANTS ANOTHER GREEN JACKET
Tiger Woods won the Masters four times in his first nine years on the U.S. PGA Tour. Since then, he has been shut out. Woods has gone seven years since he last won at Augusta National, his longest drought in any of the majors. Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus first played a practice round with Woods when he was an amateur, and they predicted he would win more green jackets than their 10 combined. And at age 37, Woods is not even halfway there.
2. HALFWAY HOME
Rory McIlroy is only 23 and already is halfway home to the career Grand Slam. He already has won the U.S. Open and the U.S. PGA Championship. A green jacket would give him the third leg of the Grand Slam. McIlroy had a four-shot lead going into the final round at Augusta in 2011 and shot 80. He was one shot out of the lead going into the weekend last year and went 77-76. If he wins this y...