Masters champion Angel Cabrera said just a little while ago on the annual winner's conference call that he hopes Tiger Woods will be back for this year's tournament in Augusta. Maybe he will get his wish.
Also just a little while ago, Associated Press reported that a source said Woods is home from rehab and is practicing at Isleworth, near his Orlando-area home. Woods also is said to be getting into shape. The source did not say when Woods will return but the speculation is that he could play at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill at the end of this month and be ready for the Masters Aprl 8-11.
Woods had said in his widely watched statement Feb. 19 that he will return to golf "one day" and did not rule out a comeback this year. He has not played and has reportedly not worked seriously on his game since the Thanksgiving night SUV crash set off a chain of events that opened a scandal involving Woods' many reported extramarital affairs.
Cabrera, speaking through an interpreter, said during the conference call, "Obviously, I want Tiger to be there. He's the best. When he's there, he makes tournaments different."
Later in the session, the player from Argentina, who edged Woods for the 2007 U.S. Open title, added, "Tiger is the best. I want him to be back, but the Masters will always be the Masters with our without Tiger."