AUGUSTA, Ga. — Why the Masters is the world's greatest golf tournament:
Japan is a golf-crazy country. There are waiting lists for memberships at driving ranges, let alone the best country clubs.
With the pre-Masters favorites hitting loose shots all over the firm expanse of the Augusta National Golf Club on Thursday, 40-year-old Justin Rose unexpectedly — especially to him — dominated the day.
The last time the Masters was held in April, Tiger Woods pulled off an improbable and emotional career comeback to win the 2019 tournament for his fifth green jacket.
Tiger Woods has been a bigger-than-life presence at the Masters since he won the first of his five green jackets in 1997.