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Woods will be in mix for US Masters glory, insists Faldo

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"Anytime as a fan you can watch a sporting event that has that little bit extra, that just makes it more exciting to watch it and follow it".

Third-round leader/co-leader has won Masters 44 (out of 81) times. What the hell happened to Letterman by the way?

Jeff Ritter, digital development editor, GOLF.com: "I've also been on [Justin] Rose for a while, but now that we're here, I have this amusing feeling about [Rory] McIlroy".

Only previous year, Woods had trouble just sitting through the dinner at the Masters Club of past champions because of pain from his lower back shooting down his legs.

"I think he's been an idol to all of us, right?"

"Last year I was about as confident as I've ever been, so it was probably a 10". And then he had no choice but to withdraw. His game is not sharp now but if he gets hot he could win going away.

During a Masters press conference I heard Jason Day say, "I'd rather fail in front of millions than fail in front of nobody". From social media, to sports heroes, things have changed!

"I'm hitting the ball great and I hope that continues". JT is a testament that anyone can play this game.

Incredibly, it was not until 2002 that the men in green jackets finally chose to show all 18 holes of the leaders on Sunday. "You get someone like Mike Weir, you get somebody like Angel Cabrera, Sergio, Seve (Ballesteros), Phil, Tiger, people who hit it straight, people who don't hit it straight, people like Bubba (Watson)".

"Trust me, he knows", said Tiger Tracker. Seemed genuinely curious. Parziale's father, Vic, is caddying for his son this week and said at first he was just trying to stay out of the way. Justin Rose lost in a play-off to Sergio Garcia a year ago and he will be keen to get revenge. He had a one stroke lead standing on the 17 tee. Here's how you can watch as much Masters as possible throughout the week.

Since his return, which started in December, Woods has played in six tournaments. The "Kooooooooooocccccchhhhhhhh" is priced up at 40/1, so it is a long outside bet, but just imagine your friend's faces when you tell him that you had him before the tournament even started. He has shown to be very clutch in big moments though, evidenced by his closing eagle at the 2016 PGA Championship.

Caddies at the Masters are easy to spot - keep an eye out for the guys in the white boiler suits and green hats. The 14-time major victor and four-time Green Jacket recipient is playing the tournament for the first time in three years, and he's playing the best golf he's played in a lot longer than that. Rahmbo is a huge hitter with solid short game. After a period in the wilderness, the popular Californian returned to the winner's circle last month at the WGC Mexico Championship. "A nod was too much to expect". Johnson didn't get the chance past year after he slipped down the stairs and wrenched his back on the eve of the Masters. A win for Rickie would get a big monkey off his back.

Youngest victor of Masters is Tiger Woods (1997, 21 years, 3 months, 14 days).

Woods's absence from the game also coincided with a recession in the Canadian economy, which is never a good thing for the game of golf. "We want everybody to play their best".

"I think this course brings out the feel aspect of my game, which is the better side of me on the golf course".

Marc Leishman enjoyed a standout year in 2017, winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational and BMW Championship on the PGA TOUR among a string of high finishes, leading him to be named the Greg Norman Medallist in November. "So, yeah, I definitely was thinking about it (this week)". The driver has been erratic and he's only a year away from having the chip yips. "This is way better than that four-wheel motorcycle I once got for Christmas as a child", said Tiger Tracker.

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