The Masters – Let the Games Begin

Let The Games Begin!The waiting is over! The Masters starts today! After much anticipation the honorary starters will tee things off at 8:05 am. Calling Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player (we will miss Arnold Palmer this year) to the hit the ceremonial first balls of the tournament is the beginning of “a tradition unlike any other”.

Following these golfing greats will be Jim Herman, winner of the Shell Houston Open last weekend, and Steven Bowditch. I cannot image the pressure and excitement these two will feel  following Nicklaus and Player at The Masters. I would be shaking like a leaf and hoping I made contact with the ball! 

Before you read any further, I could not resist adding these three quick videos late last night just in case you missed them:

and then on the same hole!

An amazing 9 holes-in-one at the Par 3 tournament. Most ever!

Congratulations to Jimmy Walker for winning with a tournament record 19!

Ok, back to my original article. Thanks for your patience!

By the time I get home from work, the last group at 2:01 pm, Martin Kaymer, Bill Haas, Rory McIlroy will have teed off and with any luck I will see their back nine on TV. I will be following, as best I can, through the day, but work must get done (although I think The Masters ought to be a national holiday – just saying!).

There really is not much more to say right now, because the days events will just be starting or still be ongoing when you read this article. However, if you are looking for some interesting reads about golf and The Masters as you wait for the first tee off, check out these articles:

I will be writing my traditional “What I learned at The Masters Today” series again this year. I will touch on some of the highlights and important tips that only The Masters can teach. This is an exciting time of year for golf around the world because the first Major of 2016 marks the beginning of a new season of golf!

Are you going to watch The Masters?

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!


4 thoughts on “The Masters – Let the Games Begin

  1. Enjoy the tournament, Jim. There’s simply so much to love about this tournament, especially for Canadians who are in eager anticipation of the start of our golf season.
    Cheers. Mike

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  2. We saw Webb Simpson’s hole in one on the 9th in the par 3. The crowd roared all day! My son was lucky enough to grab many autographs, hand shakes, and two signed golf gloves- Jordan Spieth and Ben Crenshaw. We are up and at it early today so we can get a great seat on 7. Will watch one from there too. My son and husband will be there on Saturday and Sunday and will sit at Amen Corner. Fun week!

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