Tiger Woods Practices for Masters at Augusta National

The day after his much-publicized and rather disappointing interviews with ESPN and the Golf Channel, Tiger Woods was spotted practicing his golf swing at the Augusta National Golf Club on Monday. Woods will officially be returning to the game for the Masters Tournament at August National, which runs from April 8 to 11.

Tiger Woods (Photo: Mono P - Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Tiger Woods (Photo: Mono P - Source: Wikimedia Commons)

According to Golf Digest, Tiger Woods played 36 holes on Monday and is working hard on getting back in top shape for the Masters. Reuters reports two of Woods’ practice partners say the golf legend is back in “vintage” form. “I’d be hard pressed to see anyone beat him,” multiple PGA tour winner John Cook told the news agency.

It remains to be seen whether Elin Nordegren will attend the Masters, as she has in the past, to support her embattled husband. During his interviews with ESPN and the Golf Channel, Nordegren holed up on the couple’s luxury yacht with their children to avoid the media frenzy.

While Tiger Woods admitted his affairs with various mistresses was “disgusting behavior,” the golfer is apparently still hoping his fans will be behind him as he returns to the game. “It would be nice to hear a couple claps here and there,” Woods told ESPN.

If Woods is lucky, maybe those “couple claps” will drown out the boos and hisses from the folks out there who would rather he go find a nice, deserted island to practice his swing on, rather than sullying the Masters with his smug, cheating, “entitled” face. Because all we’re going to be thinking about while he lines up his balls is those gross and repulsive text messages he allegedly sent ex-mistress Joslyn James. Eewwwwww.

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Tiger Woods Masters Tickets Price Gouging Ramps Up

Even before Tiger Woods formally announced he would be returning to the golf world at the Masters Tournament at Augusta National, ticket prices for the event were already getting out of hand in anticipation he might show up. Now that everyone knows Woods will be playing, Masters golf tournament ticket prices are soaring into the thousands of dollars.

Tiger Woods (Photo by: Keith Allison - Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Tiger Woods (Photo by: Keith Allison - Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Tickets for the Masters Tournament at August National usually go for $200 to $400 average, but now fans who want to be present to watch Tiger Woods hit the balls once again may well have to pay several thousand for the privilege. Tickets for resale on sites like GoldenTickets.com are going for up to $2400. Auctions for Masters tickets on eBay are climbing above $3000. Some of the more reasonable prices still available can be found over at StubHub.com, but prices there are climbing rapidly as well.

So if you’re one of those rabid fans who just have to get to the Masters to see Tiger Woods hit the course again in person, you best be buying some tickets pronto. Every day that passes, the Masters ticket prices just get more insane. Personally, we’d rather just watch the debacle on television, where we can giggle and sneer over the media frenzy in the privacy of our own home.

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