Wednesday November 11, 2020 – The Masters doesn’t need an introduction. It’s the mythical 10. A true show stopper. The kind that when they walk into a bar, everything comes to a standstill. The kind that you max your credit card out to experience. The kind that if you’ve been there and done that, elevates you to some godlike status. It’s truly a tradition unlike any other.
And, while 2020 has done everything in its power to deprive you and me of watching from afar, it’s here. While it might be late, the winner won’t mind. I know we sure don’t.
Augusta National Golf Club looks gorgeous.
It’s going to be playing long at nearly 7,500 yards. Temperatures are supposed to be in the low-to-mid 70s all week, but there is some rain in the forecast for Thursday and Friday.
Could all this talk about Bryson driving greens with his 48” driver be a little overplayed? Time will tell. But, damp conditions certainly won’t help.
Tiger looks to defend his Masters Championship against the best players in the world. They’ll be competing for $11,500,000, but more importantly, the elusive green jacket.
Who will win the 2020 Masters?
Honestly, your guess is as good as ours. We could sit there over beers and rationalize why probably 10 or so guys have a “realistic” chance of taking home the green jacket.
However, if we’ve learned anything from Jordan Spieth and Francesco Molinari these last few years, Sunday crushes dreams. While the lack of crowds certainly affects the dynamic this year, the point remains. If you’re in the lead (or contention for that matter) at the most prestigious tournament golf has to offer late on Sunday, that little voice in your head will certainly come out to play.
Don’t be a pussy. Don’t be a pussy. Don’t be a pussy. Shank.
In order to win, you’ve gotta have stones. And, these guys have stones.
- Tiger Woods – 5x Masters Champion; need we say anything more?
- Bryson Dechambeau – Full send, 100% of the time.
- Brooks Koepka – Aside from Tiger, there’s not a more fierce competitor on tour.
- Jon Rahm – See Brooks.
- Dustin Johnson – Is he too composed? The lack of f*cks he consistently shows is admirable.
- Justin Thomas – Tremendous iron player and Augusta generally rewards those with that skill set.
- Matthew Wolff – Two Top 4 finishes in his first 2 Majors? We’re believers.
- Patrick Reed – I mean, he literally has the balls to cheat on camera.
- Rory McIlroy – Otherworldly talented and motivated to get the career Grand Slam.
- Tyrrell Hatton – Playing arguably the best golf of his career. It’s all about peaking at the right time.
*Really wanted to throw Collin Morikawa in there, but just couldn’t pull the trigger. Being that’s the case, you should probably bet the house on him.
How To Watch
- Thursday – ESPN, 1 PM – 5:30 PM EST & ESPN+, 7:45 AM – 5:30 PM EST
- Friday – ESPN, 1 PM – 5:30 PM EST & ESPN+, 7:45 AM – 5:30 PM EST
- Saturday – ESPN, 9 AM – 12 PM EST (College GameDay), CBS, 1 PM – 5 PM EST & ESPN+, 10 AM – 5 PM EST
- Sunday – CBS, 10 AM – 3 PM EST & ESPN+, 8 AM – 3 PM EST
You can also stream the tournament Masters.com and through the Masters app.
Featured Groups & Round 1 Tee Times
- Jon Rahm, Bryson DeChambeau, Louis Oosthuizen — 7:33 AM EST
- Tiger Woods, Shane Lowry, Andy Ogletree — 7:55 AM EST
- Bubba Watson, Matthew Wolff, Tommy Fleetwood — 11:27 AM EST
- Francesco Molinari, Billy Horschel, Cameron Smith — 11:38 AM EST
Just how good has Tiger been throughout his career? He has more than 2x the # of PGA Tour wins than the rest of the guys in the featured groups (82 vs. 38).
WTF Else Is Goin’ On:
- Tiger and Bryson ink long-term deals with Bridgestone.
- True or False: No golfer has ever shot four consecutive rounds in the 60s at Augusta.
- In case you missed it, Jon Rahm had one of the sauciest Aces you’ll ever see.
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