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2016 Masters Tournament Saturday and Sunday Viewing Schedule

Written by: Tony Korologos | Saturday, April 9th, 2016
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Saturday April 9, 2016

3-7 p.m. ET on CBS TV

Masters.com Live Streaming:
Featured Groups: 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
On the Range: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Amen Corner: 12-7 p.m.
Holes 15-16: 12:45-7 p.m.

Sunday April 10, 2016

2-7 p.m. ET on CBS TV

Masters.com Live Streaming:
Featured Groups: 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
On the Range: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Amen Corner: 12-7 p.m.
Holes 15-16: 12:45-7 p.m.


2016 Masters Tournament Dead Apparel Scripts – Gone But Not Forgotten

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, April 8th, 2016
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The cut has come at the 2016 Masters Tournament.  Below are the apparel scripts which didn’t make the cut.  Sadly these apparel choices cost their players a chance at the ultimate piece of apparel, the green jacket.  All the man-hours golf PR put into contriving these apparel scripts, designing them graphically, and pumping them out to all the blogs and golf sites who eat up this spoon-fed content they don’t have to write themselves, is sadly wasted.

This is a tribute to those fine apparel scripts who won’t see the light of day this weekend at the Masters.  We don’t want them to be forgotten.  We love them.

No flat bills on the weekend. The traffic cone will be missed.

The Schwartzel was not with Charl this week…

Who? I don’t know either… But he has a scripter

I can’t remember who this script belongs to… Don’t care enough to look it up.

This is a complex situation, because some of the shoes were meant for the weekend which were used Thursday and Friday

Where do apparel scripts go after they die? Do they get recycled into the next “scriptable” event? Are they donated to charity (hope so). Are they destroyed, never to be used again?

I feel bad for these poor lost scripts. They’re like lost drunken souls who no longer know who they are and no longer care. Offer them a drink.


Masters Hole By Hole Commentary – One Sentence Each

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, April 8th, 2016
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While flying to and from Singapore this week (see this post as to why), I wanted to write some comments about the Masters Tournament and the course, Augusta National Golf Club. I wanted to make it fun and challenging, so I decided to try and describe the course hole by hole, but with only one sentence per hole. Having walked the course many times these are my single sentence takes on each hole below:

Hole #1 – Par-4 445 Yards

The first green is an upside down soup bowl which would give fits to any player with a weak short game.

Masters Augustsa Hole-10-short

Caddies in a low spot in front of the 10th green – Photo by Tony Korologos ©

Hole #2 – Par-5 575 Yards

The green looks like a sliver from the fairway.

Hole #3 – Par-4 350 Yards

Though this hole could be drivable from the tee, a full swing from 100+ yards could be easier than a long pitch or chip.

Hole #4 – Par-3 240 Yards

From the Masters tees this long downhill par-3 is frightening.

Hole #5 – Par-4 455 Yards

The 5th green reminds me of the 2nd green at the old course, which may have a Volkswagen Beetle buried under it.

Hole #6 – Par-3 180 Yards

Huge elevation drop results in massive air time on this par-3.

Hole #7 – Par-4 450 Yards

Craziest green complex on the whole course on a steep slope with lots of bunkers.

Hole #8 – Par-5 570 Yards

This reverse-S shaped hole is like two separate worlds between tee and approach.

Hole #9 – Par-4 460 Yards

If you like hitting shots onto a table which is tilted 45 degrees from back to front you will love #9.

Hole #10 – Par-4 495 Yards

TV can’t translate how big this hole is or how dramatic the elevation drop from tee to green is.

Hole #11 – Par-4 505 Yards

The tee shot and approach are the two most challenging consecutive shots at Augusta
National.

Hole #12 – Par-3 155 Yards

Simply the most beautiful par-3 in golf, both aesthetically and architecturally.

Hole #13 – Par-5 510 Yards

The most famous risk/reward hole on the course, until you get to the 15th.

Hole #14 – Par-4 440 Yards

If a hole at Augusta National could be called boring, this would be it.

Hole #15 – Par-5 530 Yards

Anything other than a perfect approach yardage and execution is penalized harshly.

Hole #16 – Par-3 170 Yards

The amphitheater surrounding the 16th (also 17 tee, 6th green, 15th green) is, to coin the phrase, like no other.

Hole #17 – Par-4 440 Yards

The green is very exposed and has many places a player should avoid hitting to, which will result in the ball rolling away.

Hole #18 – Par-4 465 Yards

Every aspect of one’s game, from driving to approach to short game, is fully tested on the finishing hole.


The Word Masters is Not Plural

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, April 8th, 2016
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This time of year is great, except for all the articles written by media who know nothing about golf and cover it maybe a max of four times per year.  I’ve heard people call major tournaments “Masters,” as in “there are four Masters each year…”  Then there are the boneheaded “The Masters have begun” statements, like below.

Masters_Have_Begun

The Masters is a golf tournament. It is singular.  The Masters Tournament is one of four “Major Championships” per year in golf.  One should say, “the Masters has begun.”


Hooked On Golf Blog Releases 2016 Masters Cigar Scripting

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, April 7th, 2016
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I’ve worked hard on this one, my 2016 Masters Tournament cigar scripting. It’s a script like no other, for the ages, and it’s its time.

Yes Sir!

Yes Sir!

To see the actual reviews of these cigars visit the links below:

Romeo Y Julieta House of Capulet Toro

Kristoff LIgero Maduro Matador Toro

La Gloria Cubana Serie RF

Ave Maria Crusader


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