*The countdown is over. Tiger Woods hit his first tee shot at the Masters this afternnon, officially marking his return to golf after a sex scandal sent him into a self-imposed hiatus in November.
ESPN, which begins its live coverage at 4 p.m. EST, broke into its regular programming to capture the moment, which was preceded by an onscreen countdown clock marking the seconds before his first swing.
Meanwhile, flying above the first hole was a banner that read, “Tiger: Did You Mean Bootyism?” a reference to his stated return to Buddhism in the wake of his cheating scandal.
According to TMZ, the anonymous prankster has paid for another banner that reads, “SEX ADDICT? YA, RIGHT. SURE. ME TOO!” [Watch below.]