2021 Masters – The Golf Gods Give Cancel Culture the Middle Finger

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, April 12th, 2021
Categories: GolfJordan SpiethPGA TourPro GolfRory McIloryThe MastersTiger Woods
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The Masters Tournament almost always delivers and it sure did in 2021. I say “almost” because of 2018, but we won’t go there right now. The 2021 version was exciting and produced a lot of new faces who had legitimate chances of winning down the Sunday stretch.  Hideki Matsuyama played some incredible, solid, consistent golf and was clearly the champion golfer.  His focus was tremendous. Hats off to Hideki, who became the first ever male Japanese winner of a major golf tournament.

Other interesting new faces included Will Zalatoris, who came very close to winning in his debut appearance at The Masters. His 2nd place finish nets him life-changing cash in the bank, and an exemption into next year’s Masters.  Fantastic.

Xander Schauffele looked to be on track to tying or overtaking Matsuyama after making four consecutive birdies on holes 12-15.  Had he not stumbled with a triple on the par-3 16th, the outcome may have been quite different.

Jordan Spieth isn’t a new face, but his resurgence of late is notable. Spieth tied for 3rd place with Schauffele.

Notable players like Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlory, Sergio Garcia and Bruce Koepka missed the cut.

The absence of Tiger Woods was also worth mentioning, as Woods is at home in Florida recovering from his strange auto accident in Los Angeles a few weeks ago where he was traveling nearly 90mph.

Don’t Mess With the Golf Gods

Before this year’s Masters started, the cancel culture was in full pitch fork mode calling for boycotting the Masters tournament, led by the likes of Keith Olbermann. One of their reasons is the word “Masters” which they thought was rooted in racism.  The tournament’s original name was “Augusta National Invitation Tournament,” and was changed to The Masters in 1939. “Masters” meaning masters of the game.

Anyone who has played the game of golf knows you don’t mess with the golf gods.

I find it hilariously ironic that The Masters produced the first ever male Japanese major golf champion while cancel culture was trying to shut the tournament down. Imagine if they had succeeded. And that’s a week after Augusta National hosted the Augusta National Women’s Amateur. Oh, perhaps I should mention it was also four days after The Masters honored Lee Elder (the first black man to compete in The Masters), by having him take Arnold Palmer’s place in the “Big Three” (with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player) who open up the tournament with the ceremonial tee shot.

The golf gods have spoken.


2021 Masters Tournament Sunday Schedule

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, April 11th, 2021
Categories: Jordan SpiethPGA TourPro GolfThe Masters

Live Coverage On TV And Radio

LIVE TV COVERAGE CBS 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
RADIO COVERAGE CBS RADIO 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Live Coverage Online at Masters.com

ON THE RANGE 11:00AM – 1:00PM EDT
FEATURED GROUPS 10:30AM – 7:00PM EDT
HOLES 4, 5 AND 6 10:45AM – 3:45PM EDT
AMEN CORNER 12:15PM – 6:30PM EDT
HOLES 15 AND 16 1:15PM – 6:45PM EDT
BROADCAST 2:00PM – 7:00PM EDT
GREEN JACKET CEREMONY 7:00PM EDT

Notable Players Missing the Cut at the 2021 Masters

The cut fell at +3 this year and a few very notable players failed to better that mark:

Rory McIlory will have to wait another year to attempt to win the career grand slam.

Matt Kuchar has been solid for years at the Masters despite not winning, but this year he missed the cut.

Another player who has historically been a factor deep into the weekend at Augusta National is Jason Day, until this week.

Former champions who missed the cut include Dustin Johnson, Danny Willett, Mike Weir, Sergio Garcia, Zach Johnson, Ian Woosnam, Sandy Lyle, Fred Couples, Vijay Singh, Larry Mize, Bernard Langer.

Bruce Koepka was visibly struggling to read putts and walk following a recent knee surgery.

Lee Westwood has been one of the hottest golfers on the planet recently, but couldn’t carry that momentum into Augusta.

 


2021 Masters Tournament Saturday Coverage

Written by: Tony Korologos | Saturday, April 10th, 2021
Categories: Jordan SpiethPGA TourPro GolfThe Masters

Live Coverage On TV And Radio

LIVE TV COVERAGE CBS 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
RADIO COVERAGE CBS RADIO 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Live Coverage at Masters.com

ON THE RANGE 11:00AM – 1:00PM EDT
HOLES 4, 5 AND 6 10:15AM – 3:30PM EDT
FEATURED GROUPS 9:45AM – 7:00PM EDT
AMEN CORNER 12:00PM – 6:00PM EDT
HOLES 15 AND 16 1:00PM – 6:30PM EDT
BROADCAST 3:00PM – 7:00PM EDT

2021 Masters Tournament Friday Coverage

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, April 9th, 2021
Categories: PGA TourPro GolfRory McIloryThe Masters

Live Coverage On TV And Radio

LIVE TV COVERAGE ESPN 3:00 PM – 7:30 PM
ESPN REPLAY ESPN 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
CBS HIGHLIGHTS 11:35 PM – 11:50 PM
RADIO COVERAGE CBS RADIO 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Live Coverage at Masters.com

ON THE RANGE 8:30AM – 10:30AM EDT
HOLES 4, 5 AND 6 8:45AM – 6:05PM EDT
FEATURED GROUPS 10:03AM – 7:30PM EDT
AMEN CORNER 10:30AM – 5:45PM EDT
HOLES 15 AND 16 11:15AM – 6:30PM EDT
BROADCAST 3:00PM – 7:30PM EDT

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