Time Warp

March 30, 2008

With Tiger Woods ona rampage and the possibility of a Grand Slam the talk of the practice range,the first major of 2008 is the most anticipated Masters since '01, when Woodssuccessfully completed the Tiger Slam at Augusta. Here's what's different—andwhat's so much the same—between then and now.

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Then Topic Now
Clinton waning Presidency Clinton running
Recessionary Economy Recessionary
Xbox Cool TW Game Platform Wii
First movie Harry Potter Milestone Last book
Pop dream girl Britney Brouhaha Paparazzi nightmare
Solid-core ball Equipment Trend 64-degree wedge
Tiger Woods
Phil Mickelson
Ernie Els
Top Three In World Tiger Woods
Phil Mickelson
Ernie Els
Aaron Baddeley Adam Scott Hot Aussie Newcomers Jason Day Matt Jones
Karrie Webb (wins 5 of 6 majors) Annika Rival Lorena Ochoa (wins 8 of last 18 starts)
$22,213,450 TW's Career Earnings $74,194,376
Joanna Jagoda Recent Loss Earl
Elin Nordegren New Love Sam Alexis
PHOTOKIERAN DOHERTY/REUTERS (BILL CLINTON)
PHOTOMARK WEBB/AP (HILLARY CLINTON) PHOTONINTENDO/AP (WII) PHOTOGARY HERSHORN/REUTERS (SPEARS) PHOTODAVID WALBERG (MICKELSON) PHOTODAVID WALBERG (JONES) PHOTOREED SAXON/AP (SAM ALEXIS) TWO PHOTOS

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)