tiger woods masters Tiger Woods at the Masters without Elin Nordegren, but with ... goatee?Tiger Woods showed up to prep for the Masters on Sunday (April 4) with something unexpected … and it wasn’t his wife, Elin Nordegren.

]]>not at the top of Elin’s “to do” list. In fact, she’s not happy at all that he’s returning to golf so soon. So it was no big surprise that she and their children are nowhere in sight during Woods’ prep time for the Augusta-based tournament, which kicks off Thursday. More surprising was seeing the usually clean-cut Woods sporting a new goatee. A new bad boy image? We suppose the golfer is more at liberty to do what he wants now that he doesn’t have as many image-conscious sponsors to worry about. Woods will hold a press conference Monday. He already granted 5-minute interviews to the Golf Channel and ESPN, but Monday will mark the first time he’s taken questions from the press since the mistresses scandal started last November. Follow Zap2it’s Dish Rag on Twitter and Facebook for the latest celebrity news and buzz. More Tiger Woods dish: Tiger Woods’ kindergarten teacher Maureen Decker demands apology
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