Peach State Sports Blog

It's a good thing

Thursday morning should be pretty exciting with the annual honorary starters. This year, that is made up of legends Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.

Palmer has served as an honorary starter since 2007. This is Nicklaus' first time. The two have combined to win the Masters 10 times and competed in 95 Masters combined.

Maybe that will take SOME attention away from Tiger Woods.

Speaking of Tiger, K.J. Choi was asked about his thoughts on playing with Woods in the first two rounds. He said the two spoke briefly on Tuesday, before they found out they would play together.

When asked what they talked about, he said they just greeted each other but said, "There's no more just 'Hi' " anymore after Woods time away from the game and the controversy that is surrounding him.

Ask what a normal hello would have been, Choi joked and made a swing like he would have patted Woods on the backside.

Through his translator he said, "What's important not only for the gallery but for everyone is to support him. Tiger is good for the game, and it can go two ways. He can have a good day or a bad day, but it's important for everyone to support him and get through it."

Choi, however, didn't expect a lot of chatter during Thursday and Friday's rounds.

"We don't do a lot of talking. We speak with our eyes and we speak through our actions. That's the way it has been and always will be.