“I went over and saw (Woods) a couple times last week. We texted Friday morning and he said it’s kind of starting to set in. He’s bummed he’s not here playing practice rounds with us, and we hate it, too,” said Justin Thomas after his Masters practice round. That week Rory McIlroy also told a funny story about Woods not knowing here some of his trophies are.
Rickie Fowler, who didn’t earn an invitation to the Masters, instead watched the first round at Tiger’s house in Florida.
“I did go over and watch a little bit with Tiger, so it was fun to be able to do that, talk about the course. We were watching and saw just how firm and fast and kind of such a fine line how Augusta can be. We were definitely both very disappointed that we couldn’t be out there to experience it because it’s very few times where you do get to see Augusta that firm and fast.”
“He’s like, honestly, he was a lot better than I expected,” Fowler added. “So that was good to hear….
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