I’m completely spent. What a fantastic Masters Tournament, again. I’m sad that the tournament is over, but already looking forward 361 days to the next one!
Congrats to Patrick Reed.
Here’s my home office, and my 2018 Masters Tournament viewing setup. Yes I need a few more MacBooks…
I have 2-3 tablets not shown. They’re backups.
QUICK LINK: Augusta National Par-3 Course Photo Gallery
Today is is par-3 day at The Masters Tournament. On the Wednesday of Masters week there is a tournament at the Augusta National par-3 course. This tournament has been going since 1960. The par-3 is a fun tournament where players interact closely with fans. Some players who are not in the Masters Tournament are allowed to play the par-3 tournament. Prior to the par-3 tournament there used to be a driving contest.
Augusta National Golf Club – Par-3 Course – Click for more images
The par-3 tournament takes place at Augusta National’s par-3 course, possibly the most beautiful par-3 course in the world, though the folks at Three Tops located at Treetops Resort might argue that point. As you will likely hear, no player who has won the par-3 contest has gone on to win the Masters Tournament.
Tiny greens… Augusta National Par-3 Course (click image to view gallery)
Did you know there’s a boat on the grounds of Augusta National? I found one!
Ahoy there…. Click to view more
I walked every hole of Augusta National’s par-3 course one of the last times I was at the Masters, and shot a ton of photos. For one shot I even snuck onto a little boat I found in the lake. The skies were a little gray the day I shot them but the course still looks great. I put together a gallery of 77 images of the course, the largest and most complete online photo gallery of the course that I’m aware of. All for you HOG “patrons.” Click the photos or the link below to view the gallery.
Augusta National Par-3 Course Photo Gallery
Dustin Johnson came into the 2017 Masters Tournament last year having won four tournaments and cemented himself as the #1 golfer in the world. But a slip and fall in the rental home he was staying in crushed the thought of parlaying that momentum into a Masters win. Clearly his sock scripting failed him, a crucial mistake made by his apparel scripting team. Hooked on Golf Blog is the first to debut the hard work DJ’s apparel scripting team did to prepare for the 2018 Masters Tournament, and insure no more slip and fall accidents during Masters week.
Yes sir! This sock scripting is Nailed (with a capital N). We won’t see DJ withdrawing on the #1 tee this Thursday if the sock scripting has anything to do with it. The touch of championship red for Sunday, even though those are children’s socks, is perfect.
My friend and I go back to the early-mid 80’s. Cee Clone is what he calls himself. Back in the day CC and I played football together and he was one crazy bastard, and really tough. He sent the football coach to the hospital, but that’s a story for another day. Then there was the day Iron Maiden’s Number of the Beast album came out. The Utah Highway patrol couldn’t even handle CC. One more story for yet another day.
During the Masters I couldn’t help noticing CC’s social posts about his cat. She was glued to the action on TV. “My cat can’t stop watching the playoff!” he said.
Once I’d gotten wind of the cat (I think she had 9-Lives Turkey & Giblets for lunch) I had to do an interview. You know, find out the real story. And here the story is. 10 questions with CC about Kira, the Masters cat:
What is your cat’s name?
Is this the first year the cat has watched The Master’s, or does she watch it every year?
This is the first year but she watches a lot of tv.
Who was your cat’s prediction to win this year’s Master’s?
Sergio of course after his first round.
Does your cat think the birds chirping in the TV broadcast audio are real, or piped in by the TV production crew?
She doesn’t care. She’s more interested in the game.
What is your cat’s favorite hole at Augusta National Golf Club?
Duh, 13th. Same as Phil’s.
What did your cat think of Matt Kuchar’s ace on hole #16 in the final round?
Too little too late. Too bad he didn’t win a car.
Did your cat think Sergio was toast when he blocked his approach right on #10, then pulled his tee shot into the trees left of 11 fairway?
Of course. Who didn’t think it was another Sergio meltdown?
Was your cat surprised that neither Sergio Garcia or Justin Rose could make a winning birdie putt on the final hole of regulation?
She says we all saw that double choke coming.
Kira watches Justin Rose on the 18th hole in the playoff against Sergio Garcia
What did your cat think of the one playoff hole (pictured above)?
Don’t three putt Sergio!
Does your cat stick around after the tournament is over and watch the green jacket ceremony?
No. We watched Street Outlaws. Love the 405!
There it is. Kira loves the Masters. A cat like no other. A cat for the ages. In your life have you seen a cat like this? Yes