The warmer temperatures at Augusta National have made the fairways as lush as can be. As I walked the course yesterday, late in the afternoon, the mowers were out in full force.
Woods hasn’t won a Major in three years and ten months. There’s a lot on the line, particularly at this stage of the game, when you’re Tiger Woods.
Rory McIlroy continues to impress on and off the golf course. The 22-year-old kept his chin up after the meltdown he suffered during the final round of The Masters, giving up a four shot lead, shooting an 80 that day.
The Irish have been raving about Rory McIlroy for many years now and on Thursday afternoon the 21-year-old played Augusta National as if he has ‘mastered’ this course already.
Augusta National Chairman Billy Payne held his annual address and described some of the new additions and improvements to the grounds and to the course.
A big thunderstorm in the middle of the night delayed the start of Tuesday’s practice rounds by two hours while maintenance workers cleaned the debris off the course.
With the NCAA Tournament behind us, Craig’s good buddy Jim Nantz is clear to start preparing for the Masters, “a tradition unlike any other.”
The official start to spring every year for me begins the first Monday of every April and takes place in a setting much like one in a fairy tale: Augusta National, home of The Masters.