5 Reasons Why The Masters Doesn’t Need Tiger Woods Anymore

5 Reasons Why The Masters Doesn't Need Tiger Woods Anymore

Tiger Woods
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With the news that Tiger Woods needed back surgery and would miss the Masters tournament for the first time in 20 years, golf fans feared that this major would be boring. While the story of Tiger chasing after his 15th major win will have to wait, the best golf tournament in the world will still be incredible. Here are five reasons why the Masters doesn't need Tiger Woods anymore.

5. Wide-Open Field

Phil Mickelson
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5. Wide-Open Field

Phil Mickelson
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With so many different winners at PGA events already this year, the field is very wide open. Anyone in the field has a chance of winning considering that Phil Mickelson has not finished in the top-10 at any tournament in 2014, and Rory McIlroy has not won a tournament since 2012.

4. Never Boring

Augusta National
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4. Never Boring

Augusta National
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The final round at Augusta National is always close, especially in the last few years. There have been playoffs in each of the last two Masters tournaments.

3. Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy
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3. Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy
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Rory McIlroy will enter the Masters as the favorite and will be looking for his first green jacket. He looks to be in great form and will look to take advantage of that.

2. Good Chance for Repeat

Adam Scott
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2. Good Chance for Repeat

Adam Scott
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Last year's champion Adam Scott is also a strong contender and will look to accomplish the rare feat of winning the Masters two years in a row. If Scott putts well, he has as good of a shot as any top player.

1. Anything Can Happen at Masters

Sergio Garcia
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1. Anything Can Happen at Masters

Sergio Garcia
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The Masters is by far the best golf tournament all year, so just on name alone, it is certainly worth watching. Many players who have never won majors such as Sergio Garcia, Jason Day, and Dustin Johnson will have a chance to etch their name on the trophy with Tiger gone.



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