The Masters in one of my favorite professional golfing tournaments of the year. Normally, the massive media hype at the Masters is hard to fathom, however the events in the final round exceed all media expectations. Crowning Jordan Spieth as Masters champion as he walked to the 10th tee box seemed like the prudent thing to do, but alas golf is a fickle game and at anytime, anything can happen!
I have already recapped my thoughts about the final round at Augusta in Monday’s post, so there is no point in regurgitating it again. However, as I read the articles from the Grateful Golfer Community (and a couple of others). Their perspective is fun, educational, controversial, and worth the read!
Before we start the recap, I want to pass on a hardy congratulations the top finishers in first leg of The Grateful Golfer’s Major Predictions Competition: Real Irish Golf, and Matt Hagglund at Matt Hagglund Golf for picking the highest finishing player – Jordan Spieth, Tied for 2nd; and honorable mention to Kirk for picking Dustin Johnson who tied for 4th.
These articles offer some similar views, but different thoughts as well. After you read them you will have received a better all-around view of the Masters than from just one person. In no particular order, here we go:
- 36aday – Reflections from the 2016 Masters – I’m tired today and I only watched the Masters. Even as a home viewer (apologies if there is an official term ANGC uses for people like me) I found the back nine completely compelling. It made up for what was, in my opinion a lackluster opening 54 holes….
- Mindful Golfer – Masters Greats Say Goodbye – Two-time Masters winner Tom Watson, 66, after hitting 5-wood into the par 4 18th green, where “the kids” were hitting 7-irons, told Curtis Strange after he finished his last round, “I’m glad I don’t have to play that 18th hole anymore.”…..
- Tiger Golf Traveler – Masters 2016 Recap – Quite simply that was shocking. That is all I can say about the 2016 Masters. Congratulations to Danny Willett for a wonderful round of 67 and the win. He played flawlessly all day and was more than deserving of the win….
- Jeremy Peters – Don’t Bother – The Circus came to town. I yearned to see it. Now the Circus is gone. Pictures and stories fail to compensate. After four days of trying different strategies for keeping tabs on the Masters golf tournament while having to work long, tiresome days, my final verdict is to never try it again….
- White Dragon Golf – The Masters. Wonderful Willett Wins – A wonderful final round from Danny Willett from England, won him The Masters tournament at Augusta, his first Major win….
- One Bearded Golfer – Golf is hard, and fickle, and my other 2016 Masters Hot Takes -Much will be made, in the coming days, weeks, months, and years, of Jordan Spieth’s “collapse” on the back nine at Augusta National Golf Club in the 2016 Masters Tournament. Words like “choke” and “meltdown” will be casually attached to Spieth’s performance….
- Golf Unfiltered – Danny Willett Wins Masters, Brother Wins Twitter – Danny Willett became only the second Englishman in history to win the Masters on Sunday, taking advantage of an unlikely collapse by three-day leader Jordan Spieth. However, it was his brother, P.J., who stole the show on Twitter….
- Brewcees Golf Blog – The 2016 Masters – WTF – It is safe to say I didn’t see that coming. Not just Jordan’s 3rd on 12 (or his 1st), but almost from day 1 it seemed like this would be a different Masters. About mid week everyone started to talk about the wind being a factor, and it certainly was….
- Wayne Halm – Opinion: The Masters Mystery – I admit it – there is a long list of things I don’t know about golf. Right at the top of the list is The Masters Mystery. I just don’t know why golfers watch the tournament….
To most golfing fans, The Masters is an annual ritual. We love to watch the professionals roller coaster ride around Augusta. The last nine holes of the final round was exceptional. I hope you enjoyed reading what other members of The Grateful Golfer Community had to say because I sure did!
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links, this Friday!