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Editor James Bennett's column: Resilient Tiger Woods returns to Masters, 14 months after SUV crash nearly killed him


Tiger Woods plays his shot on the first hole during the first round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on Thursday.

Tiger Woods made a stunning, successful return to professional golf Thursday at the Masters in Augusta, Ga.

Everyone was buzzing about it, with some commentators predicting the five-time Masters winner could be wearing the green jacket — symbolic of the tournament champion — again come late Sunday.


Tiger Woods reacts after making birdie on No. 13 at Augusta National Golf Club on Thursday.

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