The unofficial start of the golfing season begins on Thursday in Augusta, Georgia, with one of the most prestigious events in golf, the Masters Tournament.
The Masters golf tournament goes all the way back to 1934.
However, it is a recent win by Tiger Woods—perhaps the greatest player in the history of golf—that has everyone talking. They want to know: will Woods win his fifth Masters?
Even though he is a great player, if Woods wins the Masters this year it will be a big surprise.
That’s because until last month, Woods hadn’t won a tournament in nearly three years. It was the longest drought of his career.
About three years ago, Tiger Woods’s career—and his personal life—had a melt-down. He had a very public divorce with many problems. He also had issues with his golf form (in other words, the way he swung the club) as well as injuries.
He stopped winning. And many people wrote him off entirely.