Woods makes final turn with OMeara


AUGUSTA, Ga. – Still waiting to hear if Tiger Woods will play the Par 3 Contest, but it doesn’t seem likely considering he teed off at 8 a.m. on the first hole on Wednesday with Mark O’Meara for his final tune up before Thursday’s opening round.

According to officials, the last time Woods likely played the Par 3 was in 2004 when he finished tied for the lead. He had to withdraw from the playoff because of a prior commitment.

As for Woods’ limited choice in practice round partners, he played with Fred Couples and Jim Furyk on Monday and O’Meara on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Steve Stricker said it has a little to do with the world No. 1’s penchant for early tee times.

“He gets up pretty early in the mornings,” Stricker said.