Harmon, for one, thinks nothing would be better for golf should that happen.
Johnson came to Augusta National past year in the best form of his career.
The competition is so steep that four players have a chance to be No. 1 in the world. "This is my 42nd Masters", the new Masters chairman, Fred Ridley, said. Most of those have come along in what increasingly looked like the post-Tiger era; now they'll have the benefit of the Tiger bump as well.
Que the soothing piano sounds - the Masters is back. And those were just practice rounds.
"He's won 43 tournaments and five majors in the Tiger Woods era".
"I pretended like I was tied for the lead, even though I figured I was a stroke or two back", he said. "So let's just kind of slow down".
"It's flattering, it's nice", Woods said. "Whatever he does is not my problem, I've got to get on with my own stuff". Rose, who was the runner-up at the 2017 Masters, has had five top-10 finishes in the event and is also playing well so far this season, with three top-5 placings.
McIlroy, trying to complete a career Grand Slam by winning his first green jacket, follows at 1:38 alongside Spain's third-ranked Jon Rahm and Aussie Adam Scott, the 2013 Masters victor.
"It is just ridiculous that we can show them hundreds and thousands of testings with robots and projectile guns that we're the best ball, the most accurate ball". Just 10 months, the most famous photo of him came from a Florida jail after his arrest on a DUI charge stemming from the wrong combination of prescription drugs. "If you do that enough times, hopefully that score on Sunday evening's the lowest out of all 87 or 88 competitors that are here and you walk away with something that you'll have for the rest of your life".
"The fact that Matt puts his life on the line every day for others, and then does this is awesome, " said Woods. "This year's a completely different year, and I'm really looking forward to coming into this year - especially missing last year". Sharma, like many Indian kids, grew up playing cricket and soccer.
He became a crossover celebrity and very wealthy with career earnings totaling $1.7 billion according to a 2017 report by Forbes.
Dustin Johnson can even joke about it now - sort of.
Dustin Johnson: The overwhelming favorite past year is motivated after never making it to the first tee when he slipped down some stairs. Johnson began the year with an eight-shot victory at Kapalua. "It's hard to do in two weeks". Jason Day won the week after that. Also, no one over age 40 has won the Masters since 1998.
"The favorites are the guys who have always done well there", Woods said. "And it's great to see two of the top stars of our game for a long time".
"I think the biggest piece that has been lost in all of the discussion over the last several years is that the core of golf has remained very solid", Steve Mona, CEO of World Golf Foundation, told WTOP.
Added Woods: "We're at the tail end of our careers, we both know that". This week, McIlroy has exuded a relaxed, quiet confidence that renders him worthy of attention.
Sling TV doesn't offer CBS, so it'll get you only the first two rounds of the tournament on ESPN on Sling's $20-a-month Orange plan. I asked 3-time champ, Nick Faldo. "I've had anticipation like this prior". Or maybe it doesn't matter. Other than the recent missed cuts at Augusta, Zach is playing tremendous golf right now and ought to have a good week. Almost all Las Vegas sportsbooks stand to lose considerably on Woods, who has not won a PGA tournament since 2013 or the Masters since 2005. "And I'm sure everyone that's playing this tournament has the same goals and objectives. I think that's pretty clear to everyone with the way he's played and continued to get better".