Weather, no Tiger means odd start for Masters week - WRBL

Weather, no Tiger means odd start for Masters week

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AUGUSTA, Ga. - It was soggy, but Monday was the first day of Masters week in Augusta.

It definitely wasn't the picture postcard day you imagine at Augusta National Golf Club, with practice rounds being suspended just after 10 AM. But, the early birds did get a quick glimpse of some of the first tee times.

Columbus's own Larry Mize was one of the first guys out on the course, playing with amateur Mike McMcCoy Bubba Watson also got in a round before the rains cleared the course.

These guys will be competing in the first masters round without Tigers Woods since 1994.

Woods is out recovering from back surgery, and at least one pro says, his presence will be missed.

"Without Tiger being here, definitely going to be a different feel, I think for everybody,” said Brandt Snedeker. “When Tiger is in an event, I think it's a different event. I think he does a great job of bringing energy and bringing fans out that we normally don't get. I miss having him at tournaments. I love seeing him play."

Woods was 18 years old the last time he didn't play at the Masters; he's won the tournament four times, including back-to-back in 2001 and 2002.

Jonathan Huskey

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