Former Augusta State University National Champion Patrick Reed takes on the world’s best and walks away wearing a Green Jacket New beginnings, thrilling finishes Every year people around the globe, those who are a part of the golf world or those who barely pay attention to it the rest of the year, turn their televisions to CBS during the first full week of April so that they can welcome a new spring – even if it doesn’t turn out to be sunny and warm in Augusta, Ga. that year. Beautiful sunshine or cold wind, the master gardeners who paint...Read More
Author: Stephen Delaney Hale
We all have our Ones to Watch as for this year’s Masters Champion – and the lists vary greatly. The following are six players who are many fans’ favorites, and none of them would be a surprise winner. Rickie Fowler Rickie Fowler should probably be on the Ones-to-Watch first string after his second place finish here last year, his 12th runner-up finish on the PGA Tour, and his victory in February at the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open, his fifth PGA Tour win. At last year’s Masters Fowler began the final round four strokes behind leader Patrick Reed and...Read More
Probably in contrast to many places around the world that are indelibly linked to an annual event, the people of Augusta, Ga., and the surrounding area, really adopt the Masters Tournament as a meaningful, and fun, part of their lives. A big reason for that is because the Masters really is among the coolest events in the world. And, if you want to make a friend for life, invite a golfing friend to go with you. Each winter people around Augusta come up with their favorite, or favorites, to win the tournament. Some people base their predictions on a...Read More
After years of finishing in the top 10 at The Masters, Sergio Garcia joined the ranks of golf’s elite, winning the coveted green jacket. One of the many reasons that people around the world love The Masters Tournament is that it symbolizes springtime. For many the real golf season begins the first full week of April and in Georgia that is often when you know that spring has arrived. After months of dreariness, or worse, the colors of the azaleas and dogwoods contrasting with the brilliant greens of the more-than-lush fairways greens and the majestic long-leaf pines. For those...Read More
Nobody saw Danny Willett coming two years ago, Sergio Garcia wasn’t among the favorites last year, and who bought Mike Weir (2003), Zach Johnson (2007), Trevor Immelmann (2008) or Angel Cabrera (2009) in their Calcutta parties? Usually it’s the stars who win The Masters, but sometimes its fading stars and a couple of times a decade its players you have to admit you hadn’t ever heard of. Here’s a few Dark Horse picks by the Augusta Magazine staff – but they really aren’t that much of a stretch. They are all proven winners. Bubba Watson He was not on...Read More
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