MASTERS WEEK PREVIEW
Masters week is quickly approaching and we couldn’t be more fired up. The Masters and the US Open are my favorite majors and always look forward to this time of the year. The coming of The Masters always represents my favorite time of the year which is spring and there is not a more beautiful place on the planet than Augusta National during the spring. We always like to do some pregame handicapping and a bit of wishful thinking. There is nothing like thought of four guys battling for the lead going into Amen Corner. Wouldn’t it be incredible to have Tiger Woods, Justin Rose, Justin Thomas and Rory Mcilroy neck and neck going into Amen Corner. Amen Corner is made up of holes 11, 12 and 13 and there is always some great action on these holes, a lot of risk and reward! For those of you that would like to know the history of those iconic holes have a quick read https://www.golf.com/tour-news/2017/03/07/amen-corner-masters-augusta-national
Here is who I like at Augusta National this year, no matter what, you have to include Tiger, he knows it better than any current PGA Tour player and with four Green Jacket presentations at the Butler’s Cabin already under his belt, it is hard to rule him out. I really like how Justin Rose has been playing the past couple of years, he is coming into The Masters with all cylinders firing. He controls the ball so nicely and doesn’t seem to crack under pressure. I am putting Rosey on the top of my list and there couldn’t be a nicer guy on the tour. Of course Rory, now that he finally closed out a tournament again I think his confidence is at a high, it doesn’t hurt to be one of, if not the best ball strikers on tour. Tony Finau’s game would seem to set up nicely for Augusta, he hits it a mile and really knows how to shape his shots. I would really like to see Tommy Fleetwood in the mix just because I really enjoy watching him play, he plays with such passion but I’m afraid that the draw just might not work very well out there. My little sleeper picks are Keith Mitchell because why not, what a great story it has been up to this point. I also like Cameron Smith, just something about this 25 year old Ozy that I really like. He finished T5 last year and looked like he could have won it. This is what the game is all about, keep grinding, working hard and believing in yourself and anything is possible.
Anyways, you can tell that I am excited and plan on not doing anything from Thursday to Sunday afternoon except for watching The Masters.