Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits a tee shot during a practice round prior to the start of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 6, 2015 in Augusta, Georgia. Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP
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The prospect of a career Grand Slam for world No. 1 Rory McIlroy and uncertainty over the state of Tiger Woods' game have dominated the buildup to this week's Masters at Augusta National.Four-time champion Woods, meanwhile, only decided Friday to compete at Augusta National, having struggled badly in his two tournament starts this season.McIlroy tied for eighth at last year's Masters to record his first top 10 in six appearances at the season's opening major.McIlroy has since added two PGA Championship crowns (in 2012 and 2014) and the British Open (2014), leaving him poised to become the seventh career Grand Slam winner following Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Ben Hogan, Bobby Jones and Gene Sarazen.The last eight editions have produced seven different champions and golf's extraordinary depth of talent has been showcased on the 2014-15 PGA Tour where there have been 19 different winners from the 20 tournaments so far completed.
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