The Zone Interactive Golf Magazine (UK) The Zone Issue 20 - Page 10

THE MASTERS And so we head back to the magnificent Augusta National, with the certain knowledge that history will be written once again. Woods is now 37 years old and has 14 majors to his name, but none since winning the 2008 US Open while nursing a broken leg. His misfortunes have been well documented since, but he arrives at Augusta in prime form, with a new girlfriend at his side. Tiger being Tiger, that girlfriend is one of the most high-profile sportswomen in America, the skiing phenomenon that is Lindsey Vonn. The couple have asked for their privacy to be respected. Fat chance. But Woods has lived his whole life in a goldfish bowl and knows what to expect. What he hasn't been used to is the whispers about his game, the suggestions that we have seen his best and that he will never win another major. Why would somebody who has won 14 majors rebuild his swing, not once, but twice? It was evident that whatever he was trying to achieve with Hank Haney wasn't working, so he had little alternative but to go back to the drawing board and try again. At first, it appeared that the work he was doing with his latest coach, Sean Foley, was only making his game worse but, week by week, there were signs that things were clicking into place. Woods now says there is no more work to be done. His play in the WGC Cadillac championship, which 10 THEZONE / ISSUE 20