In spite of age and injuries, some believe Tiger Woods can still win a major championship.

His fellow pros aren’t in that camp.

In a survey conducted by, nearly 70 per cent of US PGA Tour players think Woods will not grab another major title. The poll also asked who would win more majors in the next five years between Woods and Phil Mickelson; Mickelson nearly tripled Woods in responses (59 per cent to 16 per cent). A shocker, given Woods turned 40 in December, while Mickelson will be 46 this summer.

Woods will not be at Augusta National this week as he continues rehabilitation from back surgery. It is his second time missing the Masters in three years. His last major championship came in 2008.

Rory arrives in style:


A number of players are coming into Augusta National hot like Jason Day, Adam Scott and Bubba Watson. After a strong Sunday front nine at the Shell Houston Open, throw defending champion Jordan Spieth into the mix.

Because of this crowd, as well as not winning a aUS PGA Tour event since May of last year, Rory McIlroy has been suspiciously overshadowed. Quite the 180-degree turn from last season, when Rory, off consecutive Major titles at Liverpool and Valhalla, entered the Masters as golf’s conquering hero.

Yet, any worries that McIlroy was going under the radar were diminished during Monday’s practice round, as the 26-year-old recorded a hole-in-one on Augusta National’s 16th hole.

Better yet, Rory was playing a friendly match against Chris Wood. The ace gave the match to McIlroy 3&2.

“Not easy (to match) when the crowd is chanting ‘Rory, ‘Rory,'” Wood joked.

Now THAT’S announcing your presence at Augusta National with authority.