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If such a feat is possible, then Tiger Woods put up a quiet 2-under-par 70 in the first round of the Masters on Thursday as Australia's Marc Leishman and Sergio Garcia both fired a 66 to share the lead.
Woods, heavily favored coming into the tournament, made a bogey at No. 14 and saw a short birdie putt slide by the hole on No. 15 to mar what could have been an even better start to the season's first major tournament.
Woods has already won three times this year and reclaimed his No. 1 spot in the world rankings. But he hasn't captured a major since 2008, and it's been eight years since he claimed his fourth green jacket at Augusta. He is still four majors shy of tying Jack Nicklaus' record 18 championships -- a mark that becomes a little more daunting each time the 37-year-old Woods fails to win one of golf's biggest events.
Maybe this will be the week he breaks the longest major-less drought of his career.
''I feel comfortable with every aspect of my game,'' Woods said beforehand. ''I feel that I've improved and I've gotten more consistent, and I think the wins show that.''
Leishman shot a 6-under 66 and surged to the front with four straight birdies on the back side starting at No. 13. Not bad, considering the Australian had missed the cut in his only other Masters appearance in 2010.
Garcia played a bogey-free first round to grab the share of the lead.
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One of the greatest football players ever, Joe Montana, vented his frustration over the decision that was made by the Augusta National rules committee one day after Tiger Woods took an illegal drop on 15 at the Masters, after his approach shot hit the pin and rolled into the water. Woods was penalized two-strokes and began the third-round -1. Montana’s problem was that the penalty...
Tiger Woods was assessed a two-stroke penalty Saturday for his drop in the second round of the Masters, but was not disqualified. Below is the Masters' statement on the decision:
''Yesterday afternoon, the Rules Committee was made aware of a possible Rules violation that involved a drop by Tiger Woods on the 15th hole.
''In preparation for his fifth shot, the...
Vegas has updated the betting odds for the winner of the 2013 Masters Tournament. Who is chasing Tiger?
As the first round of the 2013 Masters is fully underway, the eyes of the golf world will firmly be on the eyes of Tiger Woods.
During the 11th hole par-4, Tiger's second shot somehow landed on the green near the hole and even caused Tiger to drop some salty language after seeing it land:
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Tiger Woods knew this day should've turned out so much better.
He was cruising toward the end of the second round at the Masters on Friday, tied for a share of the lead and looking every bit like the guy who would be in control heading to the weekend.
Then, with one tough break at the 15th hole, everything changed.
Woods struck the flagstick and wound up in the water, forcing...
Tiger Woods took to Twitter to release a statement regarding the Masters’ rules committee’s decision to give him a 2-stroke penalty for a bad drop.
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Tiger Woods was golfing well at the 2013 Masters Tournament, but what's important is the fact that he was dancing even better.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) Tiger Woods dropped two strokes at the Masters before he even hit a shot Saturday, and he still has a chance to wear another green jacket.
Woods shot a 2-under 70 in the third round at Augusta National, shaking off a two-stroke penalty assessed before he went out to the first tee. When he walked off the 18th green after sinking a testy par putt, he was four strokes...
The USGA faced an interesting conundrum on Saturday when the organization had to make a ruling on whether or not to penalize Tiger Woods for an illegal drop he made on Friday afternoon.
Officials at the Masters did not make a ruling at the time of the infraction, and Woods only gave himself a one-shot penalty on his scorecard for the day.
The USGA was only made aware of Woods’...
The most exciting tournament in golf is nearly upon us, and most of us are anxious to see if its a new pair of shoulders that the coveted Green Jacket is draped over on Sunday or one of the wily veterans. With The Masters set to begin on Thursday and some people still feeling the sting from their busted NCAA Tournament brackets, a Masters pool can be a great way to try to erase some...
Day 1 at Augusta National was a day full of big names in the hunt, and a few newcomers shining at the top. Australian Marc Leishman finished the day with an early lead with a 6-under 66, and compatriot under-the-radar David Lynn put on a show with the putter to finish the day at -4. Sergio Garcia managed to not implode and finished tied for the lead at 6-under. There’s plenty of...