He is not the favorite, nor should he be, heading into the 2011 Masters. However, completely counting out Mr. Woods from being the man to don the green jacket on Sunday would be foolish.
He is too talented and knows how to win on this golf course better than anyone in the field, including the defending champ.
Although, obviously, he has played more golf this year heading into The Masters than a year ago (0 tournaments last year), he still has not played much compared to the rest of the field. This fact will not be one of the 10 reasons he could possibly win this week. It will certainly not help him.
But, there are reasons for Tiger fans to be a little optimistic. Although, I do stress the words "a little."
Here are 10 reasons which could contribute to Tiger winning green jacket number five and, more importantly for him perhaps, a golf tournament. Any golf tournament.