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John Daly: Tiger will probably beat Jack Nicklaus in major wins

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Whilst Tiger and Charlie Woods were the headline story of the last week, let’s not forget winners, John Daly and son John II, who were two shots clear at the line with a superb all-round display from the two-time major winner and Arkansas freshman.

After the win and what was a modest on-course interview, the 55-year-old appeared on Fox & Friends to discuss their victory and his thoughts on Tiger’s comeback just 10 months after that well-documented car accident.

Daly was happy to compare the situation with that of the legendary Ben Hogan, who won the 1951 U.S Open just a year-and-a-half after a car accident that almost cost the lives of the golfer and his wife.

“It’s Tiger. You know, it’s like the Ben Hogan accident, I think Ben Hogan came back and won a few majors after that. Luckily, I don’t think Tiger’s was as severe as Ben Hogan’s.

Probably didn’t have the technology to fix Ben Hogan’s body like they did Tiger’s.”

Hogan, in fact, won six Majors after that fateful day in 1949 and with Tiger, at 46, almost at the same age as Jack Nicklaus when he won his 18th and final Major, he will need to create even more history if he wants to surpass The Golden Bear by winning at least four more.

The 1991 PGA and 1995 Open Championship winner clearly believes that Tiger can overcome age, fitness and health, though, commenting:

“I think Tiger’s gonna be fine. He looked good. He looked a little tired, but he still looked great. He’ll be back, and I could see it in his eyes; he’s probably gonna beat Jack Nicklaus’s records and be the greatest of all time.”

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Report: Greg Norman spotted following a surprise grouping on Thursday at the Masters

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Greg Norman is at this week’s Masters tournament but found himself in a situation where he had to buy himself a ticket to enter the grounds.

Speaking to the Washington Post, Norman explained why he was at Augusta National:

“I’m here because we have 13 players that won 10 Masters between them. So I’m here just to support them, do the best I can to show them, ‘Hey, you know, the boss is here rooting for you.’ ”

So who was Norman following during the opening round of this year’s Masters? Well the answer may surprise you.

Per Sports Illustrated’s Bob Harig, Norman was spotted following the LIV-less grouping of Rory McIlroy, Scottie Scheffler and Xander Schauffele.

We’ll find out a little later today whether Norman will make his third appearance in as many days at this year’s opening major.

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Collin Morikawa makes surprising late putter switch at Masters

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Collin Morikawa has had plenty of success with a blade in his hands over the course of his young career, but after a lean spell on the greens lately, it appears that the 27-year-old is ready to try something new.

The California-native began the year with his TaylorMade TP Soto before switching to a Logan Olson proto last month. Now at this week’s Masters, Morikawa has been spotted with a Spider Tour X, the same flatstick that Scottie Scheffler will be using at Augusta.

The move would represent a big change, but it has been a very frustrating year on the greens for Morikawa, who will hope the TaylorMade mallet can offer him a similar upturn in fortune to that of Scheffler. In 2024, Morikawa ranks 164th for Strokes Gained: Putting, and 157th for Total Putting.

We’ll keep an eye whether Morikawa puts the mallet into action on day one of the Masters.

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Dave Portnoy places monstrous outright bet for the 2024 Masters

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Fresh off of winning $2.76 million on UConn’s victory over Purdue on Monday night, Barstool Sports’ founder Dave Portnoy has just placed a massive bet for this year’s Masters.

Tweeting on Wednesday morning, Portnoy revealed that he has placed $300,000 on Scottie Scheffler to win this year’s Masters at odds of +450.

Should he win, that’d be a total payout of $1.65 million.

Scheffler is one of the shortest priced favorites of recent times at the Masters, and is looking for what would be his third win in his last four events.

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