How to Watch the 2018 Masters Tournament First Round Live Stream Online

How to Watch the 2018 Masters Tournament First Round Live Stream Online

How to Watch the 2018 Masters Tournament First Round Live Stream Online

Tiger Woods practises for the Masters on April 4. "There's just something real exciting about watching him".

Then there is the return to Augusta National of four-time champion Woods, 42, who is playing like the Woods of old. But, he said, "I think that Tiger's probably going to be a little harder to get stuff out of than when he was hurt and I was asking him questions". However if there's one thing I've learned in my career it's don't underestimate Tiger.

And yet, like Woods and all the great golfers of that generation, the young guns are driven by the same championship ethos: that to be the best, you have to beat the best.

Defending champion Sergio Garcia, Justin Thomas and amateur Doc Redman will be in the group behind Woods.

The four-times victor, who struggled to keep many of his tee shots from sailing right and could not take advantage of any of the four par-five holes, steadied the ship late on to post a one-over par 73 including four bogeys and three birdies.

Woods certainly ranks among the favorites, even though he has made only five starts this season - he's been 12th or better in his last three - and has not won a Green Jacket since 2005.

Tiger Woods has his first birdie at the Masters in almost three years.

It may be the shortest hole at Augusta, but three bunkers and Rae's Creek surround it. Players historically average 3.28 strokes. To be able to-I was trying, whether it was cortisone shots, epidurals, anything to take away the pain so maybe I might be able to withstand a week. He's pain-free, and his clubhead speed of 129 miles per hour was the fastest on the PGA Tour through mid-March. Johnson didn't get the chance last year after he slipped down the stairs and wrenched his back on the eve of the Masters, but he began this year with an eight-shot victory in the Tournament of Champions. It sent the Spaniard tumbling down the leaderboard from two-over-par to 10-over-par.

I've been lucky enough to see Tiger play, but I haven't seen him win. "It's different this year and he's still the best player in the world when on top form". Last year, Wheels Up sold about 100 direct flights to Augusta, and that number is up 50% at the time of this article, but is continuing to escalate.

"I have four rounds to play", he said. Woods pulled a 3-wood left into the pine straw, a common landing spot for him over the years at Augusta National.

The two loudest roars that shattered the morning calm came from Woods making eagle on the two par 5s at No. 13 and No. 15. The third top betting choices are world No. 1 Dustin Johnson, Thomas and Rory McIlroy.

"But most importantly, I want to stay here", he said. I think both Tiger and Phil have started to take the team stuff a lot more seriously as they have progressed in their careers, and they have obviously become very close.

"Yeah, I'm really excited to play the Masters this week", was his astute response when one reporter tried to play the card of bringing up some of his previous indiscretions.

Some of the attention Thursday will also be on what kind of start McIlroy, who goes off at 1:38 p.m., can muster.

Woods, who has won 14 major tournaments including four Masters victories, endured a lengthy layoff because of injuries and had a highly publicized DUI arrest last August. McIlroy, who won his last start at Bay Hill.

"I don't know the reasoning, but I think your assertion that he has a lot of great relationship with a lot of players, I think that's accurate", Mickelson said.

"You can't come into an event thinking that, well, Tiger's going to win, I'm going to play for second place".

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