The Rush: Tiger Woods is in the hunt, bringing magic to the Masters

Tiger Woods finished the first round of play at The Masters just four strokes off the lead, and in the hunt to make the cut on Friday. Brian Flores’ lawsuit against the NFL adds two plaintiffs, one of whom brings seemingly unassailable evidence backing up his claims of descrimination and MLB Opening Day brought all kinds of drama, with everything from postponed games to Shotime in Anaheim and some of the weirdest on-field chatter between rivals you’ll hear any time soon.

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[CROWD CHEERING]

JARED QUAY: That was Tiger Woods birdie in the 16th hole in the first round of play at the Masters on Thursday, something a lot of us weren't sure we would ever see again. Hell, even Tiger himself must have had doubts after his devastating car accident last year leaving him with an internal scrap yard of screws, pins, and rods inside his right leg. Tiger starts the second round just four strokes off the lead, having finished the first round at one under par.

LARRY DAVID: That's pretty good, pretty good.

JARED QUAY: Damn right it is, Larry David. And sure, there are some good players ahead of Tiger on the leaderboard, but none of them got a reception like this at the first tee.

- Tiger Woods.

[CROWD CHEERING]

JARED QUAY: Of course, I'm hoping Tiger plays well today and makes the cut, but whatever happens in the second round of play, it won't be as bad as Roger Goodell's day was on Thursday. As promised by his attorneys, Brian Flores's lawsuit expanded yesterday, as two new plaintiffs joined in suing the NFL for discrimination. Steve Wilks and Ray Horton are alleging race-based discrimination in the NFL's hiring practices, and Horton's complaint is a doozy.

He interviewed for the Titans head coaching job in 2016 and cites this podcast interview with Mike Mularkey, who ended up getting that job, in the lawsuit.

MIKE MULARKEY: The ownership there, Amy Adams Strunk and her family came, in and told me I was going to be the head coach in 2016 before they went through the Rooney Rule. And so I sat there knowing I was the head coach at '16 as they went through, this fake hiring process, knowing, knowing a lot of coaches that they were interviewing, knowing how much they prepared to go through those interviews, knowing that everything they could do, and they have no chance of getting that job.

JARED QUAY: Oh, holy [BLEEP], he said the quiet part out loud.

JOE BIDEN: That's a bunch of malarkey.

JARED QUAY: Sure is, Mr. President, sure is. Major League Baseball kicked off its 2022 season on Thursday. As if there wasn't enough drama with the lockout, some opening date games were delayed and postponed because of weather. They can't catch a break.

- It's rough out there.

JARED QUAY: I got to admit it. No Red Sox, Yankees, I got five hours of my life back without that game being played, and I ain't mad at it. Of the games that didn't get played, though, here is the best of opening day.

- Lined to left field, into the corner, base hit number one, RBI number one.

- That's drilled out toward left centerfield, pretty well struck. Nico Hoerner line drive homer into the bleachers, Cubs lead.

JOEY VOTTO: Hey Ozzie, what do you think about me getting a diamond, a diamond tooth?

- Go for it.

JOEY VOTTO: OK, there we go. Go for it.

- Altuve not an easy guy to strikeout, but Shohei does it anyway.

JOEY VOTTO: Yeah, why not?

- Get it.

JOEY VOTTO: OK, all right, there you go.

- Soto, right field, see you later. And he's one homer from 100.

JOEY VOTTO: Hey, hey, hey, hey. Yeah, they told me to ask you. I said, I said I wasn't going to ask you. You're much too young. I'm midlife, midlife crisis guy.