History in the making for Tiger Woods?

Tiger Woods looks for his fifth Masters title. (Reuters)

Tiger Woods looks for his fifth Masters title. (Reuters)

JAMES LAWTON, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:35 PM ET

AUGUSTA, GA. - Maybe it is a little early in the year for the committee men of Augusta National to say the fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high. However, before a shot is fired in the 77th U.S. Masters, it is hard to remember when their sense of well-being was so tangible down Magnolia Lane.

Tiger Woods is at the heart of it, naturally. His resurrection is being considered almost a formality as he seeks to win his fifth title here after a break of eight years — and his first major in five. Where better for Woods to return to the pursuit of Jack Nicklaus, which started here so phenomenally in 1997?

But if a Tiger win would be one big reason for the green jackets believing the sun has returned to its proper axis — they love nothing better than moments of history, and preferably American history, unfolding on this golf course, which rarely looked quite as exquisite as it did this morning — it is certainly not the only one.


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