Tiger Woods Teeing Off on 1st Hole at Masters Tournament Was Full Dose of Nostalgia

Tiger Woods tees off on the 1st hole at Augusta National.
Tiger Woods tees off on the 1st hole at Augusta National. / Screengrab via The Masters

"Fore please, now driving, Tiger Woods."

Those six words echoed throughout Augusta National at the 2024 Masters Tournament on Thursday and were followed by a rousing applause from those in attendance.

The 48-year-old Woods confidently strolled up to his golf ball. He then whacked it 272 yards down onto the fairway, a scene familiar to those in Augusta but one that wasn't a guarantee to happen in 2024 given the 15-time major winner's recent health issues.

Woods went on to birdie the first hole to start his 26th career Masters Tournament appearance at one-under-par.

Golf fans everywhere cherished the special moment:

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