Tiger Woods tweets about watching Big 3 kick off the Masters

Rob Carr

Tiger Woods enjoys seeing Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player hit their ceremonial tee shots to start the 78th Masters.

Tiger Woods may not be in attendance this week in Augusta the first Masters the world No. 1 will miss since 1994 but that does not mean he’s not keeping score at home.

Woods, laid up after back surgery late last month to repair a herniated disc, tweeted his regards from home after watching Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player hit their ceremonial tee shots to kick off the 78th running of the Masters.

The Twitter-verse greeted Woods’ comments with a variety of reactions.

Some wondered if Woods would actually turn on his TV if he could not be among those competing.

Still others looked forward to seeing Woods take his place early Thursday morning many years from now.

Though he may be feeling a bit like an oldster, what with his injury-plagued body down for the count until some time later in the summer, we’re sure the 14-time major champion hopes it will be eons and at least five major title wins before he ascends to the ranks of honorary starter.

Perhaps the best suggestion for how Woods might spend his forced vacay came from a former sportscaster.

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