With Justin Rose shooting even par yesterday, he opened the door for the rest of the field to narrow his four stroke lead. It is not as if Rose failed to score well, shooting even par, it just that the other players took advantage of the better scoring conditions. I am actually surprised at how many players actually shot under par (11 on day one); 38 players were in red numbers on day two with Bernd Wiesberger and Tony Finau shooting 66. The conditions must have been very friendly to scoring to have just under half the players shooting under par. Yesterday was atypical and all the movement reminded me of what should happen today – moving day!Continue reading
Augusta National golf course is one of the best maintained in the world. It is sculpted beautifully and manicured like no other. Given that the Masters will be played in the fall, I am lead to wonder if the Augusta National will play soft as a kitten or fierce like a lion. Every golf knows that fall golf can bring a myriad challenges due to the weather. As it stands, the days leading up to The Masters will be rite with rain and cooler temperatures. Will this make a difference…..I wonder.Continue reading
Trying to pick a winner for any sporting event is challenging enough; however, The Masters is doubly tough. The best golfers in the world are teeing it up tomorrow and every player has a chance to win. Yes, I understand that the odds are in some of the players favour, but at anytime someone could turn on the jets and rise to top of the leaderboard. However, they do not want to peak to early; make no mistake – The Masters is a four day event.Continue reading
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! Continue reading
What makes The Masters more than just a golf tournament!? Is it that Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus are the youngest first time and two-time champions respectively!? Is it that Jack Nicklaus has won 6 green jackets!? Is it because in 1935 Gene Sarazen’s double eagle on 15th hole coined “the shot heard ‘round the world”!? There are only four wire-to-wire champions. Is it that the oldest Masters champion is golf’s great Jack Nicklaus at age 46? Phil Mickelson’s shot from behind a tree on the 13th hole to 5 feet from the pin. Regardless of the event, it is easy to see why this tournament captures the eye of the golfing world, as millions of viewers will be glued to the TV waiting for history to unfold!
The Masters is just around the corner. The excitement is building and most golfing fanatics are slowly counting the seconds tick away. This is a yearly tradition for most players as the first Major of the year marks the start of the golf season, especially those of us in the northern climes!