Masters 2011 Coverage: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson Live Updates

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Masters 2011 Coverage: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson Live Updates
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The 2011 Masters in Augusta, Georgia, is underway with young-gun Rory McIlroy atop the leaderboard and vying for his first major championship at the ripe age of 22. 

With undeniably the most competitive field of the golf season thus far, the Masters is professional golf's most historic and coveted championship and is held on arguably the most legendary and pristine golf course in the world: Augusta National. 

Tiger Woods is not just the big story this week because he's in a relentless battle to claw back among golf's elite, but also because he's won the Masters four times and knows the course like the back of his hand. It's the ideal time and place for Woods' resurgence, but after his last winless year and half defined by inconsistency and shoddy putting, Woods will have to fight his own demons, as well as a bevy of talented competitors, to notch his fifth green jacket. 

No doubt Woods' main competition is his arch rival and reigning Masters champ, Phil Mickelson. Since 2002, Mickelson has earned three Masters victories and after winning last week at the Shell Houston Open, he is bursting with momentum and confidence this week. 

First round coverage of Augusta National is coming your way.

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