Teeing off: Wednesday, March 31

Associated Press golf reporter Doug Ferguson wrote more on the attention that will surround Tiger Woods Thursday pairing at the Masters. Most golfers say it’s always different being in a Tiger pairing, but particularly the Masters and particularly this Masters.

Among the golfers quoted in the article are former Ga. Tech golfer Stewart Cink, who played at the Masters with Tiger in 2000 and 2009.

Said Cink:

“I’d be OK with it. I’ve known him for a long time. You have to remember this: At the Masters, playing with Tiger Woods is always a little different than it is anywhere else because there’s always more of the people that want to see him play there than anywhere else. This year, I don’t expect it to be a whole lot different than other years just because it’s always a little different. There would be more scrutiny, but I’d be fine with it.”

A week ago, Kenny Perry made headlines when he said, essentially, he’d take one for the team. For a list of Tiger’s past pairings, see this list.

Meanwhile, here are some more headlines as we approach Masters week:

  • 3-D among big changes to the Masters this year. AJC.
  • Reigning British Amateur champ, 16, punches ticket for Masters with Alpharetta win. AJC.
  • Vanity Fair promises the most “complete account” of Woods secret life in the May Issue, which hits stands in N.Y. and Los Angeles today and nationwide April 7, a day before the tournament starts. Vanity Fair.
  • Interactive: Who’s wearing what at the Masters. AJC.
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