I don't see Oosthuizen's name mentioned enough, I can see him be right there again.
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I mentioned him as a sleeper in our staff preview column that will go up in a few days on the main site. He's played as well as just about anyone over the last six months, plus we know he can play Augusta.
Very unusual field - not weak, but less talent than many of the regular tour events. But Bobby Jones had his ways - so you have probably a quarter of the field with absolutely no chance of making the cut (some amateurs and past champions). So in reality, it's a tournament similar to the Tour Championship (30 entrants). My point my be convoluted, but look at Masters' invite list.
I still look forward to the event every year.......
I think you also get a winners locker, and get to stay in the winners room at the top of the clubhouse.
But I think you're right, the UK crew would rather win the Brit open. I personally prefer the buildup and the hype of the master tourney than any other.
I really feel for Rose. I kind of followed him for awhile - remember when he had a long string of missed cuts on the Euro Tour when he turned pro and was supposedly the next sensation. He really is major-worthy, imo. Sorry that he just couldn't close the deal over the weekend. Wouldn't surprise me that he comes back and competes at the Masters. He's led in Augusta after two rounds in the past - maybe all of these stumbles will make him even stronger.
Maybe he needs to pay Steve Stricker a visit soon.
Idk that I feel sorry for Rose. I have heard some bad pr on his part lately. I am not sure what is true but these often hold some merit.
As an Englishman, I can forgive him for anything after his putt on 17th in the singles against big Phil in the Ryder Cup, that was epic.
haven't seen any bad PR from Justin Rose.... he has a good charity, treats fans well, and doesn't #$#$!!! after bad shots.......all good in my book.
You are thinking of the amateurs who qualify to play The Masters. They stay in the Crow's Nest, the area at the top of the clubhouse. Other pro's, like at other tournaments rent homes or hotel rooms in the area.