By Cass Waters
The next Masters Golf Tournament starts tomorrow in Augusta, GA and Tiger Woods is ready. Woods cringed at the notion Tuesday that this would be his 19th Masters, but also suggested that his career has a long way to go and that plenty of opportunities exist to add to his total of 14 major championships. Woods, who two weeks ago returned to No. 1 in the world after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational, his third victory of the year, will begin his quest for a fifth Masters title on Thursday at 10:45 a.m. ET, playing with Luke Donald and Scott Piercy at Augusta National.
Tiger started playing golf when he was just 19 years old. He says, ‘I would have never foreseen that when I first came here at 19 years old. It was a bit overwhelming to play here and to be part of the Masters’. Woods has four victories and 10 top-five finishes in the Masters, but he hasn’t won the event since 2005, when he defeated Chris DiMarco in a sudden-death playoff.
Since then, Woods has had six top-6 finishes. Last year he finished tied for 40th, his worst as a pro. “I’ve been there, and unfortunately just haven’t gotten it done,” he said. Tiger goes on to say that he is excited to be playing again since his game has improved and is ready to give it his all and win it.