Five months have passed since Dustin Johnson mocked the Augusta National Stadium last November. Since 1934, in this prestigious championship, the cumulative score has been 20 steps below par and has set a record. We should not expect this feat to be repeated.
Golfers hope that the challenge will be more difficult. Starting from Dustin Johnson, several big names have coveted this precious green jacket, and he hopes to keep his title longer. He has only enjoyed a few months since the victory.
Jon Rahm, new father, Xander Sc Chaudele, Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas and other young wolves are thirsty. Similarly, veterans would also like to thank the experience accumulated in participating in the event. Adam Scott, Jason Day, Webb Simpson, and others shouldn’t be careful about eliminating greens too quickly.
For pool fans, choosing Paul Casey and Corey Conners may also be rewarding. The Englishman has five top ten places in 14 games in Augusta and leads after the first round in November. As for the Canadian, in addition to accumulating outstanding performance on the PGA Tour recently, he also finished tenth in the 2020 edition.
Connors appeared in Augusta as a model. If he wants to be promoted to the top group this weekend, his short game must be correct. If he fails to save the par when he misses the green, it is impossible to win. He also needs to reduce the average putt per round to below 30. He does this on the PGA Tour based on his annual average.
Spieth made his first victory in four years at the Valero Georgia Open earlier this week, landing in Georgia. No matter how powerful the scene is, you cannot take this achievement away from it.
Since February, the compassionate Texan seems to be reborn in the dark years. He has won five times in the top ten and ranked among the best in several major events.
In a course he likes, because he ranks in the top ten of the top four in seven appearances, he has achieved success. This man with three major titles and 14 professional victories is dangerous. Especially on the greens.
The battle will continue to the end.
When we think of the start of the Masters, we inevitably think of the kick-off ceremony held by Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player at 7:40 am on Thursday morning. The “Golden Bear” and the “Black Knight” will compete with Lee Helder, the first African-American to compete in 1975. He has surpassed Augusta six times in his career and entered the top 25 twice. It is now possible to obtain a scholarship named after him at Paine College, a private, historic African-American educational institution in Augusta.
Since last Saturday, the new father Jon Rahm strolled along Magnolia Lane on Wednesday morning and quickly signed up for the competition. His wife and son are very healthy. The Spaniard does not believe that he will be able to participate in the game. His younger brother scanned the course on Tuesday to detect the peculiarities of the spring. As soon as he entered the field of practice, his colleagues congratulated him, except for giving him a little pipe. The atmosphere is relaxed and “Rambo” is not worried about his lack of preparation.
Three Canadians participated in the competition. Since the start of this week, 2003 champion Mike Weir once again provided a lot of advice to Corey Conners and Mackenzie Hughes. The “Crazy Canucks” trio also participated in the practice match.