2014 Masters Tournament Thursday Groupings and Tee Times

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
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Masters AugustaThursday’s Masters pairings are below.  There are a couple of very interesting groupings, which I’ve put in bold type.

Interesting also to note that of the 33 groupings, only 11 feature two american players, and none have three.  They like to mix up the nationalities.

7:45 a.m.: Stewart Cink, Tim Clark

7:56: Ian Woosnam, John Huh, Kevin Stadler

8:07: Ben Crenshaw, Y.E. Yang, Jonas Blixt

8:18: Mark O’Meara, Steven Bowditch, Jordan Niebrugge

8:29: John Senden, Boo Weekley, David Lynn

8:40: Craig Stadler, Scott Stallings, Martin Kaymer

8:51: Tom Watson, Billy Horschel, Brendon de Jonge

9:02: Mike Weir, Matt Every, Roberto Castro

9:13: Angel Cabrera, Gary Woodland, Ian Poulter

9:24: Fred Couples, Webb Simpson, Chang-woo Lee

9:35: Graeme McDowell, Rickie Fowler, Jimmy Walker

9:57: Zach Johnson, K.J. Choi, Steve Stricker

10:08: Miguel Angel Jimenez, Bill Haas, Matteo Manassero

10:19: Hideki Matsuyama, Brandt Snedeker, Jamie Donaldson

10:30: Charl Schwartzel, Jim Furyk, Thorbjorn Olesen

10:41: Adam Scott, Jason Dufner, Matt Fitzpatrick

10:52: Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed, Rory McIlroy

11:03: Kevin Streelman, D.A. Points

11:14: Larry Mize, Branden Grace, Michael McCoy

11:25: Sandy Lyle, Matt Jones, Ken Duke

11:36: Jose Maria Olazabal, Lucas Glover, Garrick Porteous

11:47: Nick Watney, Stephen Gallacher, Darren Clarke

12:09 p.m.: Vijay Singh, Thomas Bjorn, Ryan Moore

12:20: Matt Kuchar, Louis Oosthuizen, Thongchai Jaidee

12:31: Trevor Immelman, Graham DeLaet, Oliver Goss

12:42: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Derek Ernst, Sang-moon Bae

12:53: Bernhard Langer, Francesco Molinari, Chris Kirk

1:04: Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson

1:15: Bubba Watson, Luke Donald, Sergio Garcia

1:26: Joost Luiten, Marc Leishman, Hunter Mahan

1:37: Keegan Bradley, Victor Dubuisson, Peter Hanson

1:48: Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Justin Rose

1:59: Harris English, Lee Westwood, Russell Henley


Odd Masters Things Not Seen on TV – Part One

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
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We’ve all seen the par-3 12th hole at Augusta National and the Masters a million times.  Same with the par-5 13th’s green complex, 18th green, Magnolia Lane, the Clubhouse…  The times I’ve been there I’ve had fun finding things the average person does NOT see on TV. Here are a few highlights.

Collecting Data

The guy above was sitting in the bushes right of the 10th hole. When I asked him what he was doing, he said “collecting data.” The machine he was using to collect that data is below:

Data collecting device…

Not sure what that device is below, but I presume these gentlemen are measuring the moisture level of the green (15th green if I recall).

Green testing?

Testing greens and setting pins below.

Mini stimpmeter to test green speed and set pins?


First photos from Augusta and the 2010 Masters

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
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I’m just about to catch my flight home, but I wanted to post a couple of photos from Augusta National and the 2010 Masters…  First, my Dream Foursome was featured on Augusta.com’s web site!

2nd, kissing the #1 fairway.  The pilgrimage is completed.


Phil Mickelson Wins 2nd Masters, 3rd Major

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, April 9th, 2006
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Alternate titles:
“If Freddy could putt, he might have a 2nd green jacket”
“If Tiger could putt, he might have his 5th green jacket”
“The ‘Phil Slam’ is only two major wins away”

Phil Tiger MastersRemember when everyone called Lefty “The best player to not have won a major?” Those days are long gone.

Phil took his TWO drivers and won is 2nd Masters with a well played 69. There’s a rumor floating around the web that one apparently isn’t on the USGA conforming list. More info on that later. His only bogey of the day was on 18 when it didn’t matter since he had a 3 stroke lead.

Nuggets

Rocco Mediate was in the hunt until he carded a 10 on #12 en route to a meltdown 80.

Fred Couples was very close to winning and would have been the oldest Masters champ had he done so. If only he could have made some putts today he and Eat would be happy.

Press Room

Press to Fred Couples: “Is there an optimum age for golf”
Freddy: “For Tiger it’s 16 and on…”

Press to Phil: “What do you think of the lengthening of Augusta National”
Phil: “I like it.” DOH!

Press to Phil: (paraphrasing) “Like Arnold and Jack you are trading Masters championships with Tiger.”
Phil: (paraphrasing) “I’m not interested in trading.”


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