Last-Minute Projections for Tiger Woods at the Masters

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Last-Minute Projections for Tiger Woods at the Masters
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Tiger Woods enters this year's Masters as the undisputed favorite, a position at once both familiar and noteworthy.

The familiarity follows from four green jackets, eight other top-10 finishes at Augusta National and a decade as the most dominant athlete on the planet. The noteworthiness follows from a major championship dry spell that spans the entire Obama administration.

The fact that Woods regained his long-lost No. 1 ranking recently adds yet another layer of subtext. We already knew Woods was playing well. Now he has the number beside his name to prove it.

So, do that mean we expect Tiger to win?

Or are those kinds of expectations incommensurate with a player who hasn't won this tournament since 2005 and finished 40th last year?

And daggumit, how is Tiger going to do?

We'll answer all those questions as best as we can in the slides ahead.

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