AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - All three marveled at Tiger Woods as youngsters, then grew up and staked their own place in the game. Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm and Jordan Spieth are stars at every tour stop, ranked Nos. 2, 3 and 4 in the world. But this week at the Masters brings an eerily familiar sight. Though the game's once most-dominating player sits well below the trio - at 103rd in those same rankings - they're all looking up at Tiger Woods again.
Down to his last putt, Poulter made a 20-foot birdie on the 18th hole to force a playoff with Beau Hossler, and then he won the Houston Open with a par on the first extra hole to earn the last spot in the Masters.
Sergio Garcia peeled back the blanket and leaned over for another peek at his 3-week-old daughter, sound asleep against her mother's chest. He was much a doting father and husband as he was the Masters champion.
Tiger Woods is back for only the second time in the last five years, and what makes the sight of him at Augusta National even more tantalizing is that Woods is starting to look like the player who dominated golf for nearly 15 years.