Swirling among the towering pines and banks of azaleas is a whiff of something special.
A mingling mist of then and now, as golf’s hottest young players coincide with the twin resurgence of ageing past champions Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson at the Masters.
It’s being hyped as potentially the best Masters in recent times.
The budding bromance between Woods and Mickelson, once arch rivals turned Tuesday practice partners, just stirs this strange soup in the year’s first major at the spectacular Augusta National.
Four-time champion Woods, 42, is the headline act, playing at Augusta for the first time since 2015 after undergoing a fourth back procedure — spine fusion surgery — last April….