Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. resident Rory McIlroy was the first on the course at Augusta National Golf Club early Monday morning.
He was soon followed by Jupiter Island, Fla. resident Dustin Johnson, who's looking to make a mends for having to pull out of the Masters because of a freak injury last year.
But the buzz of the big stars at the Masters turned into a roar late Monday afternoon when Tiger Woods arrived at the first tee for his practice round, which was the first in three years for Woods at the Masters.
“There’s more expectations, and more hype (when Tiger Woods is playing),” Garcia admitted. “Which is great.”
“I played with him when he was first coming back,” Johnson said. “And you can tell, he has his game back.”
And if the crowds at Monday’s practice round are any indication, Sunday would be one of the most surreal finishes in years, if Woods is in contention.