NEW PHOTOS: Tiger Woods Tees Off Before Highly-Anticipated News Conference

Apr. 5 2010, Published 8:20 a.m. ET

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Tiger Woods hits a tee shot on the first hole during a practice round for the 2010 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia on Monday, and has the photos. will stream live Woods' first full-fledged news conference starting at 2pm EST Monday at Augusta during which he will, no likely, face tough and embarrassing questions about the cheating scandal that has forever tarnished his image as golf’s golden boy.

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Woods first addressed the scandal 45 days ago -- reading a contrite 13 minute statement in front of family, friends and close associates -- but the golfing great was widely criticized because the carefully-staged media event did not allow for reporters to ask any questions.

In subsequent interviews with the Golfing Channel and ESPN on March 21st, Woods limited the interviews to five minutes, which did not allow for in depth questioning.

In preparation for his highly-anticipated return to golf at the Masters, Woods showed up in Augusta on Sunday, and played nine holes of golf. His wife Elin was not with him, as was first to report. Elin has returned home to the Orlando-area.

On-site practice for the Masters tournament began Monday, while official play begins this Thursday.



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