Beginning April 5, the August National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia will host the 1st PGA Tour major tournament of the season, The Masters. The 4-day tournament will end on April 8, with a new champion or defending champion Sergio Garcia will emerged as a two-time champion.
The Masters has the smallest field of the four major championships. It is an invitational event, with invitations issued on players who meet the published criteria. The top 50 players in the official world golf ranking are all officially invited.
For the first time in 3 years, Tiger Woods will return to The Masters after a long injury layoff. After 4 back surgeries during his absence, he is raring to give it a shot for his 5th Master title and 15th major championship title in his storied career.
Every is abuzz during the earlier PGA tournaments, Tiger Woods is slowly showing its fellow golfers and fans that he is slowly but surely regaining his form leading to the Masters. The next four days will tell if he is indeed back to regain his lost glory. He may not win the Master but a strong showing and Top-5 finish alone will make Tiger Woods back in the limelight.
The sportsbook handicappers have installed Rory McIlroy and Jordan Speith as co-favorites to win the 84th Masters on Sunday noon.
Tiger Woods looms as a dark horse if these two golfers will not bring their in the 4-day tournament.