>> Tiger Woods, a name once synonymous with consistency and dominance, is returning to the hallowed ground of Augusta, Georgia this week, to contend for his fifth green jacket at the US Masters. A jacket he last won in 2005. Reuters sports reporter, Steve Kinning has more.>> Tiger Woods is back here at Augusta National for the first time in three years, and he has brought the buzz back with him.
You cannot go anywhere around here without hearing the name Tiger Woods and with good reason. After years of battling injury, scandal, lack of form, Tiger Woods seems to be back near the top of his game. And so are the people back here at Augusta National.>> Tiger is far from being the young phenom he was in the late 90s and 2000s, when over 11 years he won 14 majors.
But now, at age 42, a healthy Tiger is trying to reclaim some of his past glory. And fans, young and old, seem to be ready to embrace him.>> Certainly, everywhere you go, you are seeing the Tiger impact. From bars to boardrooms. Resale ticket prices are through the roof.
Even the CEO of Bridgestone told Reuters that when Tiger Woods is playing, golf ball sales go up 120%.>> With a new swing and renewed swagger, the man who transformed the game of golf for an entire generation is back and hungry for yet another major.