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.
Woods birdied the third hole sinking a putt from 20 feet causing massive cheers to erupt from the gallery. Tiger’s second birdie on No. 5 was set up by this 320-yard drive. Tiger chips in for birdie on the ninth to move to 7-under and to grab a share of the lead.
To be fair the good people of Florida’s Gulf Coast had waited 22 years for Woods to return to play at Innisbrook Resort’s Copperhead Course and they came out in force to see a living legend.
“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.
Watson wasn’t ready to set a new target but he sounds pretty intent on someway somehow making the U.S. Ryder Cup team that will play in France in late September.