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US Masters Golf

Updated on April 10, 2011

It is hard to believe now but it has been more than eleven years since the then junior rookie Tiger Woods burst open the door onto the Professional Golf Circuit and won the US Golf Masters tournament at Augusta National; The Holy grail of Golf in his first year since turning pro. Time has gone so so fast. In that ten years though Tiger Woods has turned the game on its head. Reaching the number of wins that Jack Nicholas took a lifetime to achieve at the very highest level. Indeed Tiger Woods game is so good that when he is at his best all the other professional players are left way behind in his wake.

The 2011 US Masters

The 2011 US Masters is set to be another exciting event in the History of the game with so much interested being generated by the form of Tiger Woods following his return last year from a six month sabbatical from the game.The left handed Phil Mickelson now leads the players ladder. Every one is starting to wonder if Woods can return to the form of his days prior to his his very public divorce with wife Ellen. There is still speculation how Woods fall from public grace will affect the mental aspect as well as his success in the game. Can he still play with the same focus the same tenacity that has made him such an outstanding success to date.

Phil Mickelson is now favoured to win this event.

Mickelson has won two Masters tournaments in his career and finished in the top 10 in 10 of the last 11 years. Mickelson has shown an ability to play well in this tournament, no matter what Woods does.

Stricker has not played consistently well in the Masters. He placed sixth in 2009, which was the first time he made the weekend cut since 2001, when he finished 10th.

The Masters is all about history and tradition, and Augusta National Chairman Billy Payne spotlighted plenty of touchstones

Billy Payne led gave tribute to Jack Nicklaus, who celebrates the 35th and 45th anniversaries of his 1965 and 1975 Masters victories this year. This year also marks Nicklaus' first year as an honorary starter, a role he will share with Arnold Palmer for Thursday's opening round, beginning at 7:40 a.m.

"I made it clear to Jack when I became chairman that we'd like to have him whenever he was ready," Payne said. "I think he thought it appropriate to let Arnold does it a few years, and then we all talked and it was the right time for him. I'm glad it's this year, and I really look forward to it."


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    • barryrutherford profile imageAUTHOR

      Barry Rutherford 

      8 years ago from Queensland Australia

      In 2011 Tiger again was in contention close to the finish there was only a shot or two init

    • prettydarkhorse profile image


      9 years ago from US

      nice one, saw it in CNN< and everybody is watching whether he is up to the challenge, Thanks Barry, Maita


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