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Tiger Woods now the favorite at the Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. — In a way, very little has changed since 1998, when a 22-year-old Tiger Woods arrived at Augusta National Golf Club, a green jacket already in his closet, as the prohibitive favorite to win the Masters.

Fifteen times the tournament has been held in early April after Woods’s record 12-stroke breakthrough victory in 1997, and he’s been the popular pick most — if not every — year. He’s delivered three additional wins since his initial Masters triumph.

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