Every golfer you know has thought about the Masters and Augusta National this week - more than once! What a great week to be a golfer. The excitement and thrill of 2013's first major is here and I cannot wait for Thursday.
Masters talk invariably circles around to who you like this week. Who is your man? If I had to pick three golfers, one a favorite, another as a contender and another as an underdog - I would go with Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and KJ Choi. I love the way Rory and KJ competed last week and I believe that with their history here this could be their week.
Here is the television guide for the week from geoffshackelford.com
Here is a list of all the Masters gear you cannot live without from Devil Ball Golf
Here is an article detailing Augusta National's new hospitality venue Berckmans Place where apparently Condoleeza Rice, as a new member, was greeting patrons on Monday.
Here are the complete odds for every player in the field from golfodds.com. How about Rory vs. Tiger? Will Phil finish in the top 10? Will Tim Clark beat Freddie Couples?
If there was one player that I wish was competing this week it would be Seve Ballesteros. My favorite golfer growing up, I remember crying when he three putted the 10th green in a playoff with Mize and Norman and had to make the lonely haul up the hill to the clubhouse while the other two golfers continued on.
That's really what the Masters is all about - the memories! Who can forget Bubba's escape from the Magnolia's, Phil's jump on 18, Jack chasing the ball in on 17 - even the honorary starters on Thursday morning. What will remember from the 2013 edition? Whatever it is I know it's going to be very, very good. Enjoy.