Sunday evening, 5:08 PM Central Time: The beginning of Masters Week. No offense intended to the Houston Open, but most fans can’t wait for the tournament to finish so we can start talking and thinking about The Masters.
Congrats to my neiborhood golfer Hunter Mahan for his win in Houston. He doesn’t actually live in my neighborhood, but he’s about five miles away from me. Unless there’s someone I dont’ know of, he’s the pro that lives closest to me.
This will be my first year watching The Masters in HD on TV. Can’t wait. For good measure, we just got new theatre seating as well. Getting delivered on Wednesday, just in time.
There are always a lot of stories going into The Masters. I think this year there’s more than ever.
How will Rory play after his epic collapse last year? Since then he’s won a major in impressive fashion, and he’s reached #1 in the world.
What will Tiger do? This course suits him as well as Arnie’s place. Can’t think of anyone I’d pick as a bigger favorite than him.
Will there be another first-time major winner? Luke? Hunter? Lee?
I’m a huge fan of Jason Day’s game and his mental makeup. Played very well in majors last year. Hits it a long ways for a relatively short guy, and he’s unflappable. Probably the best bet to break through for Oz.
First timers to watch: Keegan Bradley, Robert Garrigus, and Kyle Stanley.
More to come. Keep’em in the short stuff.