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Golf: Tiger tees off near home but thinking of Masters

Published on Feb 27, 2014 6:06 AM
 
Tiger Woods of USA plays a shot during the pro - am prior to the start of the Honda Classic at PGA National Resort and Spa on Feb 26, 2014 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. World number one Tiger Woods makes his third start of the year on Thursday at the US PGA Tour Honda Classic near his home but his thoughts are already on the Masters. -- PHOTO: AFP

PALM BEACH GARDENS, United States (AFP) - World number one Tiger Woods makes his third start of the year on Thursday at the US PGA Tour Honda Classic near his home but his thoughts are already on the Masters.

Woods, a 14-time major champion chasing the record 18 major wins of Jack Nicklaus, will be tested by an all-star lineup in the US$6 million (S$7.6 million) event at PGA National.

Reigning Masters champion Adam Scott of Australia, reigning British Opwn champion Phil Mickelson and Northern Ireland stars Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell are also in the field at the first of four consecutive Florida stops on the US tour ahead of the year's first major, the Masters, in early April at Augusta National.

"Once we get to Florida, we're all thinking about it, on our way to Augusta," Woods said.

 
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