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Tiger Woods heads to Augusta, giving golf a Masters boost many did not see happening

Tiger Woods heads to Augusta, giving golf a Masters boost many did not see happening

Ken Bentley doesn’t need to turn on the television or open a sports page to know the fervor for Tiger Woods is back as the Masters tournament approaches.

All he had to do was get a haircut.

Bentley regularly settles into a chair at On The Top, a barbershop in the Baldwin Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, and listens to the mostly African American clientele talk sports nearly every minute of the day.

In the last couple of years, Bentley observed that as Woods disappeared from the PGA Tour while he recuperated from back surgeries, so did golf from the shop’s TV.

Bentley, 66, is an L.A. native, golf fanatic and CEO of the Advocates Pro Tour, which gives budding...

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