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Tiger To Return For Masters?

Posted By Dan Rakusan On Mar 8 2010 @ 3:03 pm In PGA | 1 Comment

There has been much speculation surrounding a potential return date for fallen star Tiger Woods this season, and many suspect he’ll be back for the Masters.  This wouldn’t come as a shock to me, personally, as clearly Tiger’s career focus is to break the record for all time majors won.  However, I’d put forth the idea that Tiger would return to action prior to the Masters, likely at Arnold Palmer’s tournament at Bay Hill.

Tiger has been home for over a week now, and by all accounts is spending a vast portion of his time hitting balls at the driving range at his gated community of Isleworth in Florida.  Reports also suggest his wife, Elin, has moved back into the house with her admittedly adulterous husband, giving some hope for the family to stay together despite Tiger’s transgressions.  To be frank, as much as I dislike Tiger’s persona, I am a firm believer in families staying intact, and would like nothing more for Tiger’s children than for them to grow up in a home with a loving father and mother.

At any rate, I suspect we’ll be seeing Tiger shortly.  I am curious as to how this whole infidelity issue will affect his play.  There will be cameras, microphones and no doubt even personal questioning from his peers about the whole affair (pardon the pun), and it will be a media circus.  Will Tiger be able to play through the scrutiny?

We’ll have to wait and see…

Quick Notes:

  • Camilo Villegas coasted to an easy victory at the Honda Classic this past weekend, ecplisping his nearest rival (Anthony Kim) by 5 strokes.  Villegas looks like he’s primed for something big this year, so keep an eye on him.
  • Hunter Mahan saw his world ranking rise to number 22 on the back of his victory at the Phoenix Open two weekends ago.  Mahan is one of my favourite picks for fantasy golf pools, and his stock seems to be on the rise.
  • The technical loophole which allowed players, including Phil Mickelson, to use 20-year old Ping Eye2s in competition has been closed.  Ping waived their grandfathered status for the wedges, which have square grooves, thus ending the controversy that befell the PGA Tour earlier in the season, when some players felt the exception to the new rule requiring v-shaped grooves was effectively giving some players an advantage.

That’s it for now!  Until next time,

Na Zdravi!

DR

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