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Tiger made Favourite for 1st major of the year

After returning to the top of the rankings, Tiger Woods has unsurprisingly been made favourite for the forthcoming Masters in Augusta, Georgia this weekend. The American will be hoping to secure his fifth green jacket of his career come Sunday evening.

Tiger Woods won his first green jacket on April 13th 1997, he became the youngest ever win of the major championship when he claimed victory. He completely outplayed the rest of the field on the greens of Augusta- winning the competition by 12 strokes.

It wasn’t until 2001 that Tiger Woods won the tournament for the second time; however this victory was closer than his previous win, with only two strokes separating him from runner up David Duval.

A year later and Woods won the tournament for a third time. Although Woods hit an average 71 scorecard on the final day, his previous rounds meant he managed to clinch back-to-back jackets by 3 strokes by Retief Goosen.

April 10th 2005 was the next and up to now his last win at the Masters- and it was his closest victory too. He was taken to a play off by fellow American Chris DiMarco, and managed to beat him on the 18th hole. That was Tiger Woods fourth jacket and his last to date. He is joint 2nd on the list of most wins at the Masters, with the great Jack Nicklaus topping the list with 6 Masters Victories.

Tiger has been made 4-1 Favourite for the tournament this weekend; Looking for his fifth win in Augusta.

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