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Without Tiger, Phil, Masters weekend ‘not as exciting’
Question of the Day
AUGUSTA, GA. — The absence of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson from the final two rounds of the 2014 Masters was a disheartening sight for many golf fans Saturday, but few were ready to concede that the two stars’ glory days are behind them.
She said she has also seen Mickelson grow from amateur golfer to loving husband and father of three children.
“He’s such a positive and inspiring role model, both in the game of golf and life,” Wallace said. “He’s just a prince of a guy.”
Lefty’s play, however, was far from princely in the 78th Masters.
His 5-over was one-shy of making the cut, only the second time that Mickelson, a three-time winner, has missed the weekend at Augusta.
Woods, a four-time champion and the world’s No. 1-ranked player, missed his first Masters this week because of back surgery.
“The only good part is that they have taken a lot of the crowd with them,” he said. “The tickets aren’t any less expensive.”
Although Kuchar is Davis’ favorite to win, Stacy Galan, a real estate broker from Atlanta, liked McIlroy.
“It’s a great opportunity for other golfers, such as McIlroy, to shine and showcase their talent,” she said. “I’m all about the underdog.”
Though Galan and Davis questioned whether Woods could return as a dominant force on the PGA Tour, neither would say whether his absence at the Masters signaled a takeover by golf’s younger generation.
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By Michael Widlanski
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