Woods’s stellar play whipped his fans into a frenzy. After everything he’s been through he remains a beloved figure. When Woods committed to the tournament a week ago tournament organizers added 30 extra shuttles buses 90 more port-o-lets and an extra admission gate.
“I actually I want him to play brilliant golf want him to win again because I want these kids to see what we dealt with for a long long time” Casey said. When and if Woods wins again expect an avalanche of photos and videos to be posted. It just might break the Internet.
Whatever effect Augusta National’s ticket policing may or may not have over time don’t expect the demand for badges to wane this year not with Woods back in the mix for the first time since 2015. “I’m not sure there is an athlete who affects supply and demand more than he does” Papp said.
On Sunday Snedeker was sucked into the Woods vortex and skidded to a 78. “He sucks all the air out of a pairing” NBC’s Peter Jacobsen said. “He makes you feel like a spectator.”
“With nine holes to go everything goes out the door and you forget about everything and you just think about how do I get this job done?” Harrington said. “Every one reverts to type under pressure and we like Tiger’s type.”