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Masters Wired for Resurgent Woods

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Not long before Charl Schwartzel won the 2011 Masters, the grounds of Augusta National rocked with delicious possibility and eager anticipation. Tiger Woods was back on the prowl.

An eagle on No. 8 propelled Woods within a shot of the lead, bringing forth thunderous roars of approval and anticipation. The gallery sensed that golf's fallen superstar was about to reclaim the throne he had vacated during troubled times. And when it didn't come off that way, when South Africa's Schwartzel ascended from the ranks of the mildly known, a feeling nonetheless persisted that there would be another green jacket or two in the future of the man who'd dominated the sport for nearly a decade and a half.

A heightened inevitability shadows Woods heading into golf's first major...

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