Masters Update

Cheapest piece of clothing I own

Cheapest piece of clothing I own

Yessir, the band is back together. Hell, we even picked up a new member. All the hype, drama, and controversy surrounding the 2013 Masters tournament was too much to keep us away. But we’ll get to all that later. All you need to know is that none of us played Augusta this past weekend, which means we’re kicking off our 2014 Masters campaign!

A lot happened this weekend at Augusta, but let me first and foremost congratulate Adam Scott. Scott has been one hell of a Tour player for a long time now and the only reason it’s taken him this long to win his first big one is that dreaded flatstick. So it’s only fitting that he won this tournament with clutch putting. His always impressive ball-striking kept him in the mix, but it was his putting that earned him the prestigious green jacket. (more…)

The golf tournament of all golf tournaments, The Masters. It’s finally here!

Day 1 made me incredibly depressed. Alvaro Quiros, who is my age and Rory McIlroy, who is twenty fucking one, are in the lead. Sigh. Anyway on to the action…


Some early thoughts:

  • ESPN has gone overboard with their Tiger coverage.  This is the kind of stuff that makes God angry…I’m not religious, but I’m pretty sure the whole “worshipping false idols” thing doesn’t make the big man upstairs too happy.
  • Chad Campbell and Hunter Mahan on fire.
  • Shingo Katayama is the leader in the clubhouse after the first round.  For some reason I can remember him being on a few Masters’ leaderboards, but, not to be a pessimist, I’d be shocked if he were around after tomorrow.
  • Ogilvy has as boring a -3 under as you’ll come across at Augusta.
  • Nick Watney is in the clubhouse at -2, but he left some strokes out on the course for sure.  His ballstriking was phenomenal and I expect him to make some noise tomorrow.

Pretty good stuff so far.