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As we head toward @The_Masters, SI's Michael Bamberger says Rory vs Tiger is the only story in golf

As we head toward @The_Masters, SI's Michael Bamberger says Rory vs Tiger is the only story in golf

By sunset on Easter, when Jonathan Byrd is being ushered into the clubhouse for the winner’s dinner in a borrowed club coat, all this Tiger-Rory talk might seem a little rash. But the fact is, this moment, before Augusta draws her curtain, belongs to them. Right now, Woods remains by far the dominant figure in the game. Bay Hill proved that all over again, and so does the response to the Hank Haney book and everything else. If Tiger should win his fifth Masters next week? Welcome to Tigermania, Part II: Balding and Beautiful. But should ­McIlroy win his first? Well, golf will have its first two-name conversation since the last days of the cardigan. Jack and Arnold, find Mr. Player and get yourselves down to the 1st tee, would you please? A weirdly warm March is over. This 76th Masters needs to begin. Don’t even try to compare them, Rory with his swing from God, Tiger’s swi...

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