Tiger Woods still rules golf

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From Augusta, Ga.

The voice is apologetic, the posture accommodating, the presence appreciative.

But the aura remains. Tiger Woods still has it, still works it, still lords it over a game he embarrassed and players he compromised.

Tiger Woods still owns golf.

Strippers and porn stars couldn’t take it from him. A murky automobile accident couldn’t damage it for him. Steroid allegations haven't even begun to cling to him.

Tiger Woods still owns golf, a fact made clear this week as he returns from a five-month sex scandal not as a heel, but a hero.

He still owns the Masters, which has not only welcomed him back with a green-jacketed embrace, but has allowed him to flood its sacred Augusta National course with security guards carrying mug shots of his alleged mistresses.

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