Hoggard: "Universal Appreciation" If Tiger Wins Masters

Tiger Woods hasn't won a major since 2008, but he's off to a good start at Augusta National

Reiter Than You
April 11, 2019 - 8:19 pm
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Tiger Woods shot a 2-under-70 at the Masters on Thursday – just four strokes behind leaders Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau, who both shot a 6-under-66.

“It was a good, steady start,” Golf Channel’s Rex Hoggard said on Reiter Than You. “Since he last won here in 2005, he’s played 10 Masters and he hasn’t really gotten off to good starts. He knows he’s in a very good spot.”

It’s still early, of course, but would the reaction be if Woods actually won the Masters? What if he actually won a major for the first time since 2008 at the age of 43?

“I think there would be universal appreciation,” Hoggard said, “and we saw it last year when he won the Tour Championship. That was the walk-off at the end of the season. When he entered the year, we didn’t know what to expect. We didn’t know if he was going to be able to play for a full season because he hadn’t done it in so many years. To do it that way, I think everyone appreciated it."

It was Woods’ 80th PGA Tour win and his first since 2013.

“So I think there would be very much that awe moment,” Hoggard said. “Guys have watched Tiger their whole life. A lot of these guys are playing because of Tiger Woods, and they would recognize how big of a moment this was in his career.”

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