Masters anticipation soaring with Woods, top players in form

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April 4, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Golf: The 2018 Masters Tournament

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Two years ago, the 80th Masters was approaching.

All the chatter and projections about who would be the 2016 champion at Augusta National was about the young “Big Three” — Jordan Spieth, Jason Day and Rory McIlroy.

Spieth arrived as the defending champion. Day was the world No. 1 and coming off a major breakthrough triumph in the PGA Championship the previous summer. McIlroy was so serious about getting a green jacket that he skipped the Par-3 Contest.

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