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Tiger roars: Golf's prodigal son is now a Masters favorite




AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 03:  Tiger Woods of the United States plays his shot from the 11th tee   during a practice round prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 3, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 03: Tiger Woods of the United States plays his shot from the 11th tee during a practice round prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 3, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
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Tiger Woods has had a challenging nine years: a messy, very public and costly divorce after admitting to numerous extramarital affairs, a couple of back surgeries. Add a DUI arrest, and, for a time, it looked like one of the most accomplished and successful athletes of all time had washed up in his early 40s. 

But today, here are the headlines when you Google Tiger Woods:

USA TODAY: Tiger Woods is back and he's a favorite at the Masters, nothing short of a miracle 

LA TIMES: Tiger Woods isn't done. He could win the Masters. Are you kidding me?

In fact with the Masters starting this week, ESPN asked Tiger Woods how he's feeling:

https://youtu.be/v0z_frmAKBI?t=1m38s

Could it be that Woods is now the favorite to win? The Kamenetzky brothers say it all depends on who you ask:

"First of all, Tiger is among the favorites," Andy Kamenetzky says. "I would not say he is not considered the favorite."

He continues:

It depends on where you go. You can find places that will list him as the favorite and Vegas is a very large entity. Golf Digest currently has him as the third-best shot to win on Sunday. Bovada, a leading sports gambling website, also has him at third, tied with Justin Rose. CBS Sports has him at fifth, and you can find odds makers or a golf writer who will predict Tiger coming out on top. He's playing better than he has in years. It's the closest he's looked to Tiger Woods in quite some time, but you're also talking about a very small sample size of basically two tournaments that he's finished second and fifth that's really built the collective confidence...