Hello Tiger and what do you say next


There will be an awkwardness when Tiger Woods returns to the Masters and sees his colleagues for the first time in four months.

What do you say to him?

It’s a real, practical issue for players who will see Woods for the first time since the scandal broke in Woods’ life. The greetings will be part of the healing process the entire PGA Tour will take part in when Woods tees it up at Augusta National in three weeks.

“I think you say hello, and you say, `It’s good to have you back,’ and you ease your way in,” said Jim Furyk. “He doesn’t spend a lot of time in the locker room anyway.”

Kenny Perry has a plan.

“I'm going to go give him a hug,' Perry said. 'I'm going up there and get right in his face and tell him if I can do anything for him, let me know.'

British Open champ Stewart Cink has thought about the awkwardness sure to be there.

“When he walks into that locker room or dining area for the first time, it’s going to be like there’s a giant elephant in the room,” Cink told CBSSportsline.

Steve Stricker has his plan.

“I’m not going to treat Tiger any differently,” Stricker said.