Whether your weekend consists of a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Augusta National, a long stint in front of the television, or sporadic tournament check-ins for a nice conversation piece, here are a few things that might help you in your journey through Masters week.
The Talk of the Tourney
5. Bryson DeChambeau – He’s an amateur on a course designed by the all-time greatest amateur golfer, Bobby Jones, and some believe he could contend or even win. The SMU student plans to turn pro after The Masters.
4. No Tiger – Tiger Woods pulled out the Masters Tournament due to a lingering back issue. He did attend Tuesday night’s Champions Dinner, and Augusta National Chairman Billy Payne said Wednesday, “I’d suspect Tiger’s going to be back fairly quickly, and I’m looking forward to it.”
3. Remembering ’86 – Jack Nicklaus put on his epic second nine finish 30 years ago at the age of 46 to win his record-setting 18th major championship. To this day, The Golden Bear remains the oldest Masters winner.
2. Watson’s final stroll – 1977 and 1981 Masters Champion Tom Watson has announced that this will be his final Masters tournament. The 66-year-old last made the Masters cut with a T-18 finish in 2010.
1. The future is now – Jordan Spieth. Jason Day. Rory McIlroy. The young guns of golf have the sport’s future looking as bright as ever. Now, we’re ready to see an epic showdown.