Tiger Woods will not be part of the Masters this year, but it seems that his favorite is Rory McIlroy. Woods has a great opinion of the Northern Irishman and believes this could finally be the Masters that Rory wins. "He will.
It's just a matter of time. Rory has the talent. He has the game. He has all the tools to win here. It's just a matter of time. A lot of things have to happen to win at this golf course. A lot of things have to go right. I think Rory has shown over the years he's learned how to play this golf course, and you just have to understand how to play it.
"- Woods said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com McIlroy had chances several times, and last year he was even closer to winning this tournament. However, Scheffler was simply too good for everyone. "He's been there. Last year he made a great run, put himself there.
But I think that it's just a matter of time; whether it's this year or next or whenever it comes, he will get it done, and he will have a career Grand Slam. It's just what year it will be; it will definitely happen."
Rory McIlroy and his impressions
Many believe that the defeat in last year's final had left a mark on Rory.
However, that will not be the case. McIlroy is ready to go all the way this year. “I was nine or 10 back of Scottie going into the last day and freewheeled and shot 64, and it would be great to have that feeling every single time you went out there and played.
It doesn’t quite work that way, but the more I can get myself into the mindset, playing free, playing loose, not letting this place get you tentative, which it can do at times and what I’ve let it do to me over a number of years – yes, that’s the best way to get yourself around Augusta."
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