The Masters 2019: Tiger Woods ready to pounce on rivals after taking optimism from recent results


Tiger Woods believes latest kind will depend for greater than his prolonged await a fifth Masters title as he tries to chase down Open champion Francesco Molinari.

Woods has not tasted victory at Augusta Nationwide since 2005, however contended within the final two majors of 2018 and led the Open at Carnoustie with eight holes to play earlier than ending sixth behind enjoying companion Molinari.

“It has been some time since I have been in competition right here, however then once more the final two majors counts for one thing,” mentioned Woods, who completed runner-up to Brooks Koepka within the 2018 US PGA at Bellerive.

“I have been within the combine with an opportunity to win within the final two main championship, in order that helps. And tomorrow it will likely be fascinating to see if that wind comes up prefer it’s forecast, 15, 20 miles an hour round this golf course goes to be testy.”

Tee occasions for the ultimate spherical have been introduced ahead in anticipation of thunderstorms in late afternoon, with gamers heading out in teams of three from each the primary and 10th tees.

The ultimate group of Molinari, Woods and Tony Finau will tee off at 0920 native time (1420 BST), with each Woods and Finau two photographs off the tempo after Molinari’s flawless third spherical of 66.

“Often the reward for enjoying exhausting and doing all of the issues appropriately is you get a pleasant little sleep-in come Sunday, however that is not going to be the case,” Woods added. “We have got to rise up early and get after it.

“My need hasn’t modified. I am simply grateful to have the ability to come again right here and play once more. Final 12 months was a step in the appropriate course and we constructed a season round that after which right here we’re.

“I at all times really feel strain. The day I do not really feel strain is the day I stop. I at all times thought that if you happen to care about one thing, clearly you are going to really feel strain.

Tiger Woods is simply two photographs off the lead heading into the ultimate day of The Masters (Reuters)

“And I’ve at all times felt it, from the primary time I bear in mind ever enjoying a golf event to now. That hasn’t modified.”

Tee occasions

All occasions BST

From first tee:

12:30: Aaron Clever, Marc Leishman (Aus), Kim Si-woo (Kor)

12:41: Matthew Fitzpatrick (Eng), Kevin Tway, Patton Kizzire

12:52: Henrik Stenson (Swe), Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn), Cameron Smith (Aus)

13:03: Jordan Spieth, Tommy Fleetwood (Eng), Corey Conners (Can)

13:14: Jason Day (Aus), Bubba Watson, Lucas Bjerregaard (Den)

13:25: Justin Thomas, Phil Mickelson, Jon Rahm (Spa)

13:36: Adam Scott (Aus), Patrick Cantlay, Thorbjorn Olesen (Den)

13:47: Louis Oosthuizen (SA), Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler

13:58: Matt Kuchar, Justin Harding (SA), Xander Schauffele

14:09: Brooks Koepka (USA), Webb Simpson (USA), Ian Poulter (ENG)

14:20: Francesco Molinari (Ita), Tony Finau, Tiger Woods

From 10th tee:

12:30: Kyle Stanley, (a) Viktor Hovland (Nor), Charley Hoffman

12:41: Kevin Kisner, Bryson DeChambeau, (a) Takumi Kanaya (Jpn)

12:52: Rory McIlroy (NI), Keegan Bradley, Gary Woodland

13:03: Jimmy Walker, J.B. Holmes, Charles Howell

13:14: Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Tha), Kevin Na, (a) Alvaro Ortiz (Mex)

13:25: Patrick Reed, (a) Devon Bling, Keith Mitchell

13:36: Tyrrell Hatton, Satoshi Kodaira (Jpn), Andrew Landry

13:47: Bernhard Langer (Ger), Rafael Cabrera Bello (Spa), Eddie Pepperell (Eng)

13:58: Branden Grace (SA), Martin Kaymer (Ger), Li Haotong (Chn)

14:09: Emiliano Grillo (Arg), Zach Johnson, Billy Horschel

14:20: Trevor Immelman (SA), Alex Noren (Swe)


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