I love playing golf, it’s one of the best things you can do. Morning tee-offs mean a quiet walk with a bunch of mates. But I don’t really enjoy watching it though, other than the Ryder Cup and of course…. The Masters
The reason I don’t really enjoy watching golf is purely because I hate watching professional golfers destroy a course. If I have the best round of golf and luck is on my side, I’d probably shoot 74-75. Then I must turn on the TV and watch guys shoot 61 and finish the tournament on 30 under Par. Nah…. not for me.
The Masters on the other hand, is always held at Augusta National, which is set up to make the players struggle. It’s a tough course that makes you stand over every single shot, and think long and hard about it. In 2007, Zach Johnson won the Green Jacket with an overall score of 1 over Par. Staggering.
Last year, Jordan Spieth won his first Green Jacket with a record breaking score of -18, but the three years prior to that, the winning scores were -8, -9 and -10. I love that the best players on the week only average -2 a round.
This year, there seems to be four favourites: Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Bubba Watson. Rightfully so, the winner may very well come from these four gents. They’re all playing great golf and if one of them fire, no-one will beat them.
The beauty of the Master though, is that no-one is a certain winner. Absolutely anything could happen. There are a few outsiders that could win it this week. Our South African boys have a chance. Charl Schwartzel has a Green Jacket hanging in his closet already, while Louis Oosthuizen is sure to be there and there abouts.
Adam Scott loves competing in a Major, and he’s Australian, which means he will always be towards the top end of the leaderboard. I also have a feeling about Hendrik Stenson, the Swede has a solid game and is bound to win a Major eventually.
Don’t mention Sergio Garcia, his time for a Major has gone. Shame.