“Hello Friends” and Merry Christmas! It’s finally Masters week. Spring is in the air and so is golf here in Ohio. And as you know, this week is a holy week for us golfers so I hope you indulge in some pimento cheese and a few sodas in your Augusta green.
SIDE NOTE: If you’re really bored, make sure you follow the Instagram story as a group of us will be bar hopping in our white caddie suits all day Saturday.
Onto the important stuff… The 82nd Masters Tournament features the smallest field in 21 years and includes the most Asian influence ever. But the big story this week is the return of Tiger Woods. He has been playing better than expected up until this point and even looked good during his Monday practice round. But how will he fare against the worlds best on the most prestigious golf course and in the greatest major event in golf (you know, the one he won four times). Hit us with some of your thoughts in the comments below!
The other thing to watch for this week (just like every year) is Amen Corner. While every shot at Augusta National is legendary, nothing in golf comes close to that three hole stretch. Holes 11 through 13 can cause so much emotion – either roars that can be heard from all over the course or silence from some serious heartache. Below is a little more from Tiger Woods on how to survive Amen Corner.
If you’re still not pumped for the Masters after watching that then you need to check your pulse…. or just watch the final round from last year. Orrrr watch this piece from the folks over at Golf Digest:
With all of that being said check out our picks below for the first and most important major of the yeart. Just as a reminder, we take a favorite and a dark horse each week. Comment below with your picks and follow us on Twitter for some more hot takes this weekend.
- Favorite: Dustin Johnson
- Long Shot: Austin Cook
- Favorite: Jordan Spieth
- Long Shot: Xander Schauffele
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Lastly, be sure to follow the Masters on social media. They’ve made a conscious effort to get with this century and most on a regular basis. Along with posting complete final rounds from past great Masters Tournaments they have added some great stories that were previously unattainable.