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Tiger tees off at Masters to end sex scandal hiatus

Tiger Woods teed off today to open his first round at the 74th Masters, marking the world number one golfer's return to competition after a five-month layoff in the wake of a sex scandal.

other Updated: Apr 08, 2010, 23:49 IST
AFP

Tiger Woods teed off Thursday to open his first round at the 74th Masters, marking the world number one golfer's return to competition after a five-month layoff in the wake of a sex scandal.

After being introduced to the welcoming applause of thousands gathered around the first tee at Augusta National Golf Club, Woods swatted a good tee shot down the middle of the fairway to open his quest for a fifth Masters title.

Woods has won 14 major crowns as he chases the all-time record of 18 majors won by Jack Nicklaus.

Woods had not played in an event in 144 days since winning the Australian Masters after a sex scandal that saw him admit adultery on wife Elin while more than a dozen women claimed they had sexual affairs with the now-humbled hero.

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