As anticipated, the start to the 2020 Masters was rocky. I guess it only makes sense considering how the 2020 unfolded and continually assailed our sensibilities. Why should The Masters be any different…..right! I watched some of the play and noticed many players firing darts at the pins and ball not releasing. This situation set up many lower than normal scores, with the top ranked players not being able to complete their round. It leaves me wondering what today holds.
It is difficult to determine if the low scoring will continue today, but it likely will because the course conditions are remaining soft. Given the fast start, it is possible that the low score of -18, held by Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth) could be in jeopardy. We will know more after the second round. Watching the leaderboard was fun as players rose and fall; the top of the leaderboard will be interesting as many players play more than 18 holes.
Over the many years that The Masters were played, there was 17 playoffs. Given the easy conditions, I think a playoff might is a strong possibility. As the top players continue to fire darts, their score will continue to drop. I know it is a bit early to be thinking about low score records and playoffs, but it is tough not to try and predict what might happen at the end of the rounds on Sunday.
Lastly, when players are making shots like these, how can we not think that more magic is going to happen:
The first day of The Masters did not disappoint. The players brought Augusta National to their knees, but there is still lots of golf left and I would not count seeing some teeth from this historic golf course.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!