BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN host Mike Tirico says "no one's bigger than the Masters" as the network prepares to cover Tiger Woods' comeback.
ESPN airs the first two days of the tournament, though its broadcast window will include only part of Woods' round Thursday and none Friday. The network will show highlights and live cut-ins during "SportsCenter" earlier in the day.
ESPN executive vice president John Wildhack said on a conference call Tuesday that the Masters is "THE story line, and we're here to cover the Masters tournament." He says Woods is the biggest story line among players, but not the only one.
ESPN analyst Curtis Strange says he expects to discuss the Woods saga in the context of how it affects the player's golf game, but he doesn't think the mentions will be extensive.