The Masters (open thread)

The Masters (open thread)

Submitted by UM Fan from Sydney on April 5th, 2018 at 8:46 AM

It has been a slow couple of days on the board, it seems. I know there are many avid golfers who frequent this blog. I'm a Rickie Fowler fan, so hopefully my guy can finally win his first major this weekend.

Today's tee times:

https://www.golfdigest.com/story/masters-masters-tee-times

We all know the old farts in charge of the Masters love to NOT have people watch their tournament on television, hence the incredibly shitty coverage, but here are ways to watch it in some capacity online before the television coverage commences:

https://www.masters.com/en_US/watch/index.html

 

One more thing - we're down to 149 days until football starts.

OT- Masters Sunday Round Open Thread

OT- Masters Sunday Round Open Thread

Submitted by Paps on April 14th, 2013 at 1:46 PM

It's Sunday at the Masters.  This is as good as it gets!  The leaders don't tee off until 2:40 PM, but the "contenders" start going off at around 1:40 or so. 

America's Brandt Snedeker and Argentina's Angel Cabrera lead the tournament at -7. Adam Scott is one back at -6, followed by Marc Leishman and Jason Day at -5.  Matt Kuchar is at -4, and at -3 sit Tiger Woods and Tim Clark.  Other notable players are: Rickie Fowler -2, Steve Stricker -2, Jim Fyurk -2, Fred Couples +1, Bubba Watson +2, Jason Dufner +2, Dustin Johnson +2, Rory McIlroy +4, Phil Mikelson +9, and 14 year old Tianlang Guan at +12.

There have been some incredible storylines so far this year, and it seems like this final round has packed everything you could possibly want into one.  You have the past champion (Angel Cabrera), the redemption story (Brandt Snedeker), and of course Tiger Woods.  Though he was assessed a controversial two stroke penatly after Friday's round, he sits only 4 shots back going into today's round.  

As for the weather, today is colder, and the course will be playing a bit softer than usual, which could cause for some early good scores, like Bill Haas, -2 through 3 holes.  There looks like there is rain headed Augusta's way, but you never know with weather. 

Hope everyone enjoys this final round, and if you can't make it to a tv, there is some great stuff HERE on the Masters website

OT: Augusta National admits first female members

OT: Augusta National admits first female members

Submitted by translator82 on August 20th, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Title says it all really. The golf course that's home to The Masters will admit Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore (a S.C. businesswoman) as its first female members. Welcome to the 21st Century, Augusta National.

Link to column that broke the story

Link to AP story

Lion Kim Masters Update

Lion Kim Masters Update

Submitted by Wolverine In Exile on April 6th, 2011 at 3:49 PM

Quick Lion Kim update from the last of the practice days at The Masters...

Par 3 competition is the highlight today. Lion finished T-30 right now with E after 9 holes of competition. Haven't seen any highlights of his outfit for today. Stat: No Par 3 contest winner has ever won the Masters. So Lion's got that going for him, which is nice. Wish he'd be sporting a Hagelin hockey jersey for the Par 3 but whatever. Stodgy Augusta.

And BTW- does anyone else think Ryo Ishikawa looks like a drunk anime artist picked out his clothes? Jeebus the light blue / pink / gray combo is not happening for me.