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Tiger watch: Tuesday practice round

Posted on: April 6, 2010 9:04 am
Edited on: April 6, 2010 2:40 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- If Monday was subdued, Tiger Woods' practice round on Tuesday was positively silent.

At least initially.

For the second day in a row, Woods was in the second position off the first tee at Augusta National, slapping a driver into the fairway at 8:03 a.m., three minutes after the gates opened to spectators. As a result, there was virtually nobody on the course to see him hit his opening shot, which split the fairway.

One man stationed near the tee box yelled something encouraging to Woods as the rest of the fans within earshot, perhaps 100 or so, stood mute and didn's say a word.
Defending champion Angel Cabrera was the first player off the tee, playing as a single. Woods teed off second with longtime pal and former mentor Mark O'Meara in tow.

For those keeping track, Woods played four rounds at ANGC before this week, played nine holes Sunday and logged practice rounds on Monday and Tuesday. So, while there's no way to replicate the pressure of facing live fire, he's certainly chipped away the rust as best he can given his chosen circumstance.

The only player to win the Masters when making it his first start of the seasonwas Ben Hogan, who did it twice.

Following O'Meara and Woods off the tee was the foursome Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan, Dustin Johnson and Sean O'Hair.

The Woods pairing had an interesting few moments on the front nine, when a helicopter hovered overhead as they practiced on the seventh green and walked to the eighth hole. Monday, a helicopter could be heard on the periphery of the course as Woods played, though it was never sighted from the course and was believed to be a news copter tracking traffic patterns on access roads.

Tuesday's bird parked directly overhead for a while as Woods and O'Meara putted on the seventh green and made the 75-yard walk to the eighth tee, then left. There were no visible markings to identify it as a news or law-enforcement copter.

By the way, for you equipment folks, and I don't believe this has been reported elsewhere, Woods is using as new Nike VR Tour driver this week, Nike confirmed.
Category: Golf

Since: Sep 11, 2009
Posted on: April 6, 2010 3:16 pm

Tiger watch: Tuesday practice round

From last week's practice rounds it was reported Tiger did not break 85 in any of them.

Since: Oct 17, 2008
Posted on: April 6, 2010 3:15 pm

Tiger watch: Tuesday practice round

I certainly agree with all who just want to play golf this week!!  Go Tiger! 

Since: Mar 3, 2010
Posted on: April 6, 2010 12:32 pm

Tiger watch: Tuesday practice round

Thank you for your comment renegade8, let play golf, I cannot wait until the first golfer tees off on Thursday.  And again to all of those people that have never done anything wrong, God bless you and keep the good work up, but if you slip may God bless you anyway.  Go Tiger!!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Mar 11, 2010
Posted on: April 6, 2010 11:34 am

Tiger watch: Tuesday practice round

Finally we are talking about golf! It's pretty crazy that amid baseball opening day, men's and women's college basketball championships, and a run up to golf's greatest tournament, we want to continue to make this sports' greatest media event. See what I mean, short video:


Since: Jun 30, 2008
Posted on: April 6, 2010 11:30 am

Tiger watch: Tuesday practice round

I agree with you hillsb!  Let's play golf, enough has been said.

It's not like everyone in the press hasn't cheated at one time or another. We're all human, let it go it's a new day.

No one is perfect not even the good Pope.

Since: Mar 3, 2010
Posted on: April 6, 2010 10:39 am

Tiger watch: Tuesday practice round

I believe that this week is about GOLF!!  We have talk enough about Wood troubles at home, let fucus on the golf tournament and pull for the player that you would like to see wint the Master.  If I hear another writer of sport announcer talk about Wood family matter one more time, I may turn my TV set to another channel to see something other then the Family Matter series.  I look forward to seeing a great tournament and I too hope that Tiger wood wins and plays well.  Go Tiger.

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