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Anthony Kang wants Tiger Woods to win 2020 Masters Tournament

The 2020 Masters Tournament will take place at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, United States from November 12-15, 2020. One of the past champions competing is Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods, 44.

On November 11, 2020, I had the chance to interview professional golfers Anthony Kang, 47, of South Korea and Daniel Chopra, 46, of Sweden and former professional cricketer Jason de la Peña, 47, of England about their thoughts on the 2020 Masters Tournament. The three will co-host the golf tournament live on FOX Sports from November 13-16, 2020.

I am personally looking forward to the performances of Woods and Phil “Lefty” Mickelson, 50, at the 2020 Masters Tournament. Woods won the tournament in 1997, 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2019 while Mickelson won in 2004, 2006 and 2010.

“If you have to pick just one, who do you think or who do you want to win the Masters this year?” I asked Kang, Chopra and de la Peña.

“For me, I would like to see Tiger Woods win because I think having Tiger win again, no matter where Tiger wins, it will be great because he will break the all-time PGA Tour record for number of victories, 83 wins,” Kang answered. “That will be great but I don’t think he will win. I’ll go for a dark horse, dark horse, Tyrell Hatton.”

 

On October 28, 2019, Woods won the inaugural Zozo Championship, the first-ever PGA Tour event played in Japan. Hideki Matsuyama (松山 英樹), 28, of Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan was his runner-up.

The 2019 Zozo Championship marked Woods’ 82nd win on PGA Tour. It tied him with him with the late Sam Snead of Virginia, USA for the most victories all time on the Tour.

Woods was born in Cypress, California, USA on December 30, 1975. His father Earl Woods, a Vietnam War veteran, is African American, Native American and Chinese while his mother Kultilda “Tida” Punsawad Woods is Thai.

The golfer’s nickname Tiger was given to him in honor of Earl’s Vietnamese friend Col. Vuong Dang Phong, who had the same nickname. His middle name Tont is a traditional Thai name.

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