Woods returns, Mickelson marches on, back-to-back Cups: golf talking points

Tiger Woods of the US delivers a speech during the awarding ceremony of the PGA ZOZO Championship golf tournament at the Narashino Country Club in Inzai, Chiba prefecture on October 28, 2019.

HONG KONG – The build-up to next month’s US Masters is in full swing, while men and women are teaming up for a match play feast. Here are AFP Sport’s golf talking points this week:

– Tiger eyes 83 –

The PGA Tour’s displaced Asian swing pitches up in California this week with the Zozo Championship at Sherwood Country Club where Tiger Woods will defend his title memorably secured a year ago, when he equalled the all-time record of 82 PGA Tour wins.

The 15-time major champion triumphed at the first PGA Tour event to be held in Japan to tie Sam Snead’s mark, and Woods is on a happy hunting ground as he goes for the…

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