Woods gets in quiet practice round at Augusta
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Tiger Woods made a quiet return to Augusta National on Sunday to complete a weekend of practice for the Masters, minus the media crush trying to document his every move.
It was far different from last year.
Woods was one of several players soaking up a warm, peaceful afternoon with no fans on the property and no media allowed on the golf course except in the area near the first and 10th tees, and ninth and 18th greens.
He played with Masters rookie Jeff Overton, and Rory Sabbatini joined them.
Missing from the group was caddie Steve Williams, who was home in New Zealand. Williams was not due to arrive until Monday evening, so his boss used an Augusta caddie for his two practice rounds on the weekend.
Woods was not expected to be back on the course until Tuesday morning.
It's a different routine for the four-time Masters champion, although so much in his life has changed. His divorced was finalized last August. Woods and his ex-wife, Elin, share parenting of their two children.
Then again, the weekend practice is becoming more common.
Practice rounds for the majors can take so long during tournament week that more players are preparing on the weekend, when there are fewer players on the course.
Former U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy arrived Friday night. K.J. Choi, who missed the cut in Houston, played with U.S. Amateur champion Lion Kim. Tom Watson and Ben Crenshaw took advantage of privileges afforded only Masters champions -- they each played with a guest.