Tiger Woods Will Be a Heavy Favorite at The Masters

By Carl Conrad
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Thanks to his two stroke victory at the WGC Cadillac Championship, Tiger Woods has moved into the number two spot on the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup standings. He is now behind only Brandt Snedeker in those standings. Despite Rory McIlroy’s uninspired play as of late, Woods is still second to the youngster in the official world golf rankings.

This is the first time in five years that Woods has two wins before The Masters. And it’s not as if he barely squeaking out this wins. He is dominating the field like the Tiger we used to know. He’s playing like he did before the marriage scandal and the injuries and the swing changes. It looks like he finally realized that he’s a pretty damn good golfer when he stops thinking about it and just goes out and plays.

“That’s how I know I can play,” said Woods. “That’s the thing. To be able to bring it out a couple times so far this year — and then be able to close and get the Ws on top of that — that’s nice. Any time I can win prior to Augusta, it always feels good.”

This win puts Woods as the heavy favorite heading into The Masters in a month. He would’ve been in consideration even if he finished in the middle of the pack this week. His dominance over the rest of the field this week puts him as the heavy favorite to win his fifth green jacket. And deservedly so.

Carl Conrad is the Senior Golf Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter or add him to your network on Google.


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