CBS golf host Jim Nantz says Tiger Woods is most prepared for The Masters since last victory in 2005

by Mel Bracht Published: April 9, 2013
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photo - Tiger Woods catches a ball while hitting on the driving range during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Monday, April 8, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) ORG XMIT: AUG176
Tiger Woods catches a ball while hitting on the driving range during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Monday, April 8, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) ORG XMIT: AUG176

Curtis Strange, ESPN: The last three years I read and hear about how he's lost intimidation factor, and he did probably because the players had gained on him, because the players had gotten so much better, and they have a little bit, and he'll never get it back. And I always disagreed because he's still the better player of everybody. He's still better than Rory, he's still better than Westwood when he was playing. He was still not the best player because he was going through some changes and personal issues and just wasn't playing as well, but if he ever started playing decent, I think they would know, and I really think it's like that now. ... You know he's not going to give you much. He might give you something because he might drive it in trouble, but he's going to make a lot of birdies and a lot of putts and handle the pressure. And I really think that the intimidation factor is not completely back, but it's growing in that direction.

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by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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