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Tiger Woods’ absence, Dustin Johnson’s title defense and more

Curtis Strange remembers a quiet atmosphere while walking the grounds of Augusta National Golf Club last fall.

“It was completely different from start to finish,” said the two-time major champion and ESPN golf analyst about the November Masters, won by Dustin Johnson. “When we went on air and the red light came on, we tried to act as normal as possible, and I think we did a good job because it was the start of the Masters, but it was different.”

It’s difficult to remember what “normal” life was before the COVID-19 pandemic. From a golf perspective, fans are getting a bit of a refresher with the build up to next week’s Masters at Augusta National Golf Club.

“Without patrons, it lost a lot of its soul, there’s no question about that,” said ESPN’s golf and SportsCenter host Scott Van Pelt. “I do think it will feel far more

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Tiger Woods accident: Lindsey Vonn, Jack Nicklaus speak out

“I’m sick to my stomach.”

That was the reaction from Justin Thomas upon hearing that fellow golfer Tiger Woods had been injured in a single-car rollover crash Tuesday morning near Rancho Palos Verdes. Woods was removed from a destroyed SUV and taken via ambulance to a hospital for surgery, according to his agent, who said the athlete had suffered multiple leg injuries.

“It hurts to see one of your … closest friends get in an accident,” Thomas continued. “Man, I just hope he’s all right. Just worried for his kids. I’m sure they’re struggling.”

Sheriff’s officials said Woods’ injuries were severe but not life-threatening. Still, celebrities and sports figures alike jumped to offer their prayers and good wishes to the golf legend via social media.

Woods was in the L.A. area over the weekend to host the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club, followed by a couple of days

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Tiger Woods car crash: Golfer in surgery with ‘multiple injuries’

Tiger Woods has suffered serious injuries in a car crash and was pulled from the wreckage by firefighters in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning.

Woods is undergoing surgery for multiple injuries after his vehicle rolled over and police said he was cut from the car with an axe.

Early reports suggested that the golfer has broken both legs and was in the operating theatre. Los Angeles County sheriff’s department told local media that Woods’ injuries were “non life-threatening”.

The accident happened at 7.12am (3.12pm UK time) and Woods was on his own. Overhead images showed the bonnet had caved in and that the airbag had been inflated. Police said Woods was driving at “greater than normal speed”.

Follow the latest updates below.

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Woods ‘travelling at greater than normal speed’

Police have suggested that Tiger Woods was travelling at a “greater than normal speed” before his car crashed in

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