11 Apr 2013

Tiger Woods favourite to end major title drought

6:49 pm on 11 April 2013

Tiger Woods is favourite to collect a fifth Green Jacket and win his first major golf title since 2008 when the U.S. Masters begins at Augusta tomorrow morning.

Woods, the 14-time major champion, is back at world number one after scandal, injury and swing changes derailed his career, and has been showing the sort of form that could reignite his quest to pass Jack Nicklaus's record of 18 major titles.

He's won three of the five PGA events he's contested this year.

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy, who Woods usurped at the top of the rankings, seems to have put an early-season blip behind him following an equipment switch and is looking to add a first Masters to his two previous majors.

He finished runner-up at the recent Texas Open and McIIlroy says anything other than winning would be a disappointment.