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A Tradition Unlike Any Other: Thursday was quite unusual in the sports world. The Masters opened as did Major League Baseball.

The delay in the start date of the MLB season rolled into Augusta time.

Now the guys that swing the bats in the big leagues can settle in for their 150-plus game seasons.

For the guys who swing the clubs, they kick off the tournament season.

Tiger Woods made his return to golf. He himself thought he might never be back after an auto accident sidelined him in February of last year.

In 2019, Woods won was his first major in 11 years at Augusta. A win this past weekend would've been an even bigger surprise. Woods was a 50-1 underdog.

He did surprise golf fans in the first round, firing a 71 on day one. Many thought he wouldn't make the cut, but he did. Then he faded, finishing 47th with a +13 (his worst effort ever in the prestigious tourney).

Tiger is 46. There was hope that he might capture the old magic, maybe matching the feat of Jack Nicklaus, who won his last Masters at the same age back in 1986.

It's been 25 years since Woods ran away from the field at the home of "Amen Corner." As he limped around the course over the weekend, he looked eons removed from that skinny kid who captured the eyes of the golf universe back then.

Meanwhile, the number one player in the world, Scottie Scheffler, kept his head down and took care of business at Augusta National.

Scheffler is relatively unknown, although he hails from the same country as Tiger. He's an American who is playing some fantastic golf, yet not many really care.

Scheffler was the favorite in East Georgia this weekend - and he lived up to the billing in winning his first green jacket.

Should we feel for Scheffler? Most of the talk all weekend was about Woods. When he walked off the course about 25 strokes off the lead - it was to a rousing applause.

Woods is still the one the fans long to see. He is still the most recognizable name in the sports world, bigger than Tom Brady, Lebron James and all the rest.

He brought ratings to ESPN and CBS. They are both grateful.

Besides the drama that Woods has had off the course, he still has the resume. He is only behind Nicklaus in the number of wins at majors. He has 15.

For the guy from New Jersey - his name is Scheffler - he has 14 more to catch him. That puts him 17 behind Nicklaus. Yes, the Masters was his first major period. At 25 years of age, he has plenty of time to add to the number.