Despite the fact that it snowed here in Central Ohio this weekend, Spring has arrived. I know, because the Masters starts on Thursday.
The annual Drive, Chip, and Putt contest kicked off the week at Augusta National, giving us a first look for the year at those Georgia pines and beautifully manicured grounds. The anticipation is just going to build until those ceremonial tee shots fly Thursday morning.
The women held their first major of the year in California and the same teenager who won the last one picked up where she left off.
Let’s hit the links.
Hole #1: Finally!
On his 106th try, Jim Herman finally won. And now he’s going to the Masters. And he’s Donald Trump’s friend. Only two of these thing are related… we think. [Link]
Hole #2: Let’s Ko!
Lydia Ko won her second major, second consecutive major, and second consecutive LPGA title this week at the ANA Inspiration. Not bad for a not-quite-19-year-old. [Link]
Hole #3: Annika Finally Says Yes
Annika Sorenstam has accepted the captaincy of the European squad. In the past, she has deferred and served as a vice captain, citing her then young family. [Link]
Hole #4: No Tiger in Augusta
Tiger Woods waited until Friday before the Masters to bow out. The question remains, what went wrong on his seemingly unstoppable road to breaking Jack’s record and so much more. [Link]
Hole #5: Playing a Pro-Am
These tips could help you out when you’re playing a pro-am or any time you’re in a little over your head. [Link]
Hole #6: The World’s Most Interesting Golfer
Miguel Angel Jimenez won his third Champion’s Tour event in 10 tries this week at the Mississippi Gulf Resorts Classic. [Link]
Hole #7: Some of the Lesser (and Funnier) Masters Moments
The Masters isn’t always quite as decorous as it seeks to be. [Link]
Hole #8: A Great Buy
One of Ty Tryon’s old bags turned up at a used sporting goods store in Florida. Would you pay $69 for it? If not, why not? [Link]
Hole #9: But Can It Carry a Six Pack?
This was inevitable. Drones will be dropping snacks off to golfers mid-round at a Japanese golf course. [Link]