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Masters Tees Off

In case you've been living underground for the past couple of months, the Masters teed off this morning.



But let's face it, the key time is 1:42 p.m. on ESPN, when Tiger Woods is set to start his first round. It's hard to remember a Masters, or any other golf tournament for that matter, that has had so much buildup before the actual golf. In a way, it seems almost anti-climactic.



People who are anticipating something crazy happening to Woods from a spectator are likely to be disappointed. The Masters is one of the most controlled atmospheres in all of sports, not just from the marshals who work the course, but from the fans themselves. Any hecklers are quickly going to get booted.



Meanwhile, Tiger and Nike have launched a new commercia that sort of addresses his indiscretions. In the commercial, shot in black and white, the pre-recorded voice of Woods' late father Earl is firing all sorts of questions, only to have Tiger stare back at the camera.



It strikes me as sort of hypocritical that a man who built his fame and fortune thanks in a large part to the media (which has covered his story since he was 4) now is taking this sort of attitude like he's the victim of the media, when really, it's his own indiscretions to blame. You can't have it both ways, Tiger.



THURSDAY'S BEST BETS: If you missed last week's "Fringe," (Fox, 9 p.m.) you missed one of the best hours of TV all year long. Tonight's episode goes back to the weekly weird case, but there's definitely still going to be the fallout from Walter's revelation as to what happened to Peter. It followed the 100th episode of "Bones," directed by series star David Boreanaz.



"Supernatural" (CW, 9 p.m.) is also coming off a stellar episode, as usual. If you have read all my praise about this series for all these years (and I think it's THE most underrated show on TV) and want to see what all the fuss is about, you're in luck. TNT has been running two episodes of "Supernatural" reruns from 10 a.m.-noon every day, and the cycle begins again Friday morning with the show's pilot. It follows a new "Vampire Diaries."



CBS is all new with "Survivor," "CSI" and "The Mentalist." ABC has a new "FlashForward" at 8 p.m., while "The Marriage Ref" has its first season finale (NBC, 10 p.m.) tonight.

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