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With Tiger Woods ona rampage and the possibility of a Grand Slam the talk of the practice range,the first major of 2008 is the most anticipated Masters since '01, when Woodssuccessfully completed the Tiger Slam at Augusta. Here's what's different—andwhat's so much the same—between then and now.

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Then

Topic

Now

Clinton waning

Presidency

Clinton running

Recessionary

Economy

Recessionary

Xbox

Cool TW Game Platform

Wii

First movie

Harry Potter Milestone

Last book

Pop dream girl

Britney Brouhaha

Paparazzi nightmare

Solid-core ball

Equipment Trend

64-degree wedge

Tiger Woods
Phil Mickelson
Ernie Els

Top Three In World

Tiger Woods
Phil Mickelson
Ernie Els

Aaron Baddeley Adam Scott

Hot Aussie Newcomers

Jason Day Matt Jones

Karrie Webb (wins 5 of 6 majors)

Annika Rival

Lorena Ochoa (wins 8 of last 18 starts)

$22,213,450

TW's Career Earnings

$74,194,376

Joanna Jagoda

Recent Loss

Earl

Elin Nordegren

New Love

Sam Alexis

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KIERAN DOHERTY/REUTERS (BILL CLINTON)

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MARK WEBB/AP (HILLARY CLINTON)

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NINTENDO/AP (WII)

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GARY HERSHORN/REUTERS (SPEARS)

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DAVID WALBERG (MICKELSON)

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DAVID WALBERG (JONES)

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REED SAXON/AP (SAM ALEXIS)

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