The back surgery was to remove a pressurized disc fragment that was giving Tiger Woods nerve pain during the PNC Championship last month.
Tiger only manages a perfunctory portrait of a champion, who went through the beats of being a disgraced celebrity, to charting a phenomenal (and improbable) comeback.
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PNC Championship has paired major champions with their sons since 1995, the year before the 44-year-old Woods turned pro.
No one in Masters history was better as Johnson, whose other major victory came at the 2016 US Open, fired a four-under-par 68 to finish on a Masters record 20-under-par 268.
He added tap-in birdies at the par-4 seventh, par-5 13th and par-5 15th to equal the 54-hole mark set in 2015 by Jordan Speith.
Paul Casey matched his lowest score at the Masters with a 7-under 65, giving him a two-shot lead among half the field fortunate to play in perfect scoring conditions.
There is very little normal about the 84th Masters, starting with the opening tee shots from both the first and the 10th tees. That has never happened on a Thursday morning.
In a video tweeted by The Masters, the Spanish golfer is seen lining up his shot and smacking a laser of shot skimming across the water.
Masters 2020: Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth practice in front of empty grandstands
The grandstands are gone. The ropes are missing, replaced by painted lines — dark green, of course — around the tee boxes and greens and marking spots along the fairway to show the few people allowed at the Masters where they can stand.
For many of the world's best golfers, those are memories of ground-shaking, nerve-jangling moments of spectator ecstacy.
Justin Thomas birdied seven of the first 12 holes in a bogey-free round to stand on 14-under 130 after 36 holes at Sherwood Country Club.
Munoz twice holed out for eagle from a combined distance of 219 yards. He also had eight birdies. Throw in a wild tee shot for double bogey, three bogeys and only five pars and it added to an 8-under 64 and a one-shot lead.
A year ago, Woods bagged the 82nd tour title of his career with victory at the same tournament in Japan, finally tying Sam Snead's all-time mark to cap a 2019 which also included a 15th major title at the Masters.
The 18-player event, hosted by Woods, was scheduled to take place from 3 to 6 December at Albany, Bahamas.
Serena Williams battled an injury and virus concerns to go for a Grand Slam title once again. At 39. Despite owning a record 23 Slams. That's a telling statement of her resilience.
DeChambeau broke everyone's beliefs and concepts with his bulked-up physique and power hitting, and on Sunday after the first few holes, didn’t even give a semblance of a chance to anyone to win his maiden major.
Tiger Woods missed the cut for the eighth time in his last 15 majors after missing the cut at one just three times in a span from 1996-2014.
Patrick Reed had an even-par 70 that gave him a one-shot lead going into a US Open that feels as though it's just getting started.
Mickelson will need to dig deep at 50 and that is going to be tough, but not impossible. He wants to erase painful memories of 2006, when he double bogeyed the 72nd hole and lost by one.