Van Sickle: What do you make of Tiger's quick return after he had hinted in his February statement that he might be out of action for quite a while?
Bamberger: It proves his disingenuous nature.
Shipnuck: He may have meant it when he said it.
Anonymous Pro: I can't believe he's back playing again if, as he said, family is the most important thing to him.
Hack: It shows how much the Masters means to him.
Anonymous Pro: This is the safest event Tiger can come back to, but how long can he hide from everybody? The throng around Tiger's group will be crazy. You'll know exactly where Tiger is for all 72 holes. He's not only a golfer now, he's notorious. People will stare at him on the putting green as if he's a polar bear at a zoo.
Bamberger: Everybody built up unrealistic expectations of what a world-class athlete would be in his private life because of all the grandiose crap that Earl Woods fed us. Jordan and Kobe never had that. Earl's whole Gandhi thing made us go crazy over what this kid was going to be. It was too much, way too much.
Garrity: The humiliation of those texts that Tiger allegedly sent the women, it seems on the surface as if he would never be able to recover from that. Bill Clinton had the Starr report, which was filled with all the most graphic stuff, and you thought, Nobody can recover from that for any role in public life. But Clinton did. People move on. Tiger's legacy will be all the championships. I don't think anything's going to shake that.
Van Sickle: Sleeper picks to win?