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January 2, 2013

Bubba’s Masters menu among questions for ’13 season

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KAPALUA, Hawaii —

Privately, the brass at PGA Tour headquarters is curious to see how the Web.com Tour players will fare against the second-tier PGA Tour players who faced stiffer competition and tougher golf courses all year.

9. Tiger: Woods and Jack Nicklaus were talking about rivalries a decade ago when Nicklaus told him it was important to always be part of the conversation. That’s never been a problem for Woods. Even with McIlroy assuming the role of golf’s No. 1 player, Woods is part of every conversation in golf.

The only difference is the context.

Can he end a four-year drought in the majors? Can he get back to No. 1? Will he ever dominate as he once did?

The new season should provide some answers.

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