All Eyes on Tiger as Masters Kicks Off

By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2009 1:08 PM CDT
Tiger Woods walks past his golf bag while practicing for the Masters yesterday in Augusta, Ga.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Arnold Palmer stepped up to the first tee this morning in Augusta, Ga., and got the Masters started, launching a four-day frenzy of speculation about whether Tiger Woods is completely recovered from knee surgery. Palmer, the major tournament’s honorary starter, drove his shot up the right side of the fairway, reports. “What can you say?” the 79-year-old legend told the Augusta Chronicle. “I made contact.”