When you think of major golf tournaments every year, The Masters is easily the first to come to mind. A tradition that has been a staple in every golf fans mind once the season begins. And now we are officially one day away from the tournament actually teeing off.
This years tournament has many storylines coming in, and the biggest one surrounds arguably the greatest golfer of the modern era, Tiger Woods. Tiger has been the king of the green jacket since the turn of the century. But injuries and infidelity have derailed Woods path to glory as of late. Woods makes his return to the world of golf after a few month hiatus. Many believe he will undoubtedly miss the cut, but hey its Tiger Wood, just don’t count him out yet.
Another huge storyline surrounds two of the younger names in the golf world, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy. Rory is looking for the career grand-slam with a victory at Augusta. With a first two day threesome with one of the previous winner, Phil Mickelson, eyes will be on Rory.
Jordan Spieth has hit the golf world by storm. He held a two shot lead last year entering the final day, but that lead slipped through his grasp. Spieth returns to Augusta with that jacket on his mind. Spieth is grouped with Billy Horschel and Henrik Stenson, a group that has a lot to prove.
Bubba Watson is a name that has been synonymous with Augusta for the past few years. Bubba has won the green jacket twice in the past three years. Looking for his third jacket, Bubba has a lot to prove still to the field. Many of his peers voted Bubba the least likable, I mean I don’t see it but I have never met the man. Good luck Bubba, defend that jacket proud.
I’m unsure who I want to win this weekend. I have grown into a Dustin Johnson fan as of late, so I will favor him. But I think it could be Jimmy Walker, Jordan Spieth or JB Holmes in the running on the final day. Rory in my mind may blow it, but I honestly wouldnt mind if he was up top on Sunday. Should be a great weekend of golf, and a memorable one at that.
Can’t wait for what Jim Nantz says on the final hole, in my opinion he is the best the golf announcing world has to offer, him and Verne Lundquist, two of the best.