Friday, April 7, 2017

The Masters Round One Recap

So after watching about ten hours of Masters coverage at "work," I found myself watching it again on Thursday night and thought, "don't just sit here, write something dickhead." So here we go with a spiffy little recap of Round 1. 
  • Charley Hoffman basically lapped the field with his 65 which is cool because I picked him as one of my DraftKings value plays. You know what isn't cool. The fact that I then failed to insert him into any of my many line-ups. I blame the gummy bear I ate on Saturday that tasted like mosquito repellent.  
  • The guy I actually did pick to win the whole thing, Jordan Spieth, hit five consecutive shots on the 15th hole, each one of which would've made me throw my club in the creek. If you're the one golf fan who didn't see it, he made a terrible decision to hit a high lofted wedge for his third shot, mis-hit and spun it back into the creek. Then for his fifth shot, he had 78 yards and announced that he was going to play an 88 yard shot due to the wind but then smoked a low bullet over the green. Then he hit a sad chip that almost went back into the creek. Then he hit an even sadder putt that bounced over a leaf and stopped eight feet from the hole. Then he lagged his triple bogey putt and made his second quad in the last twenty-two holes at Augusta.  
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  • The British are coming. No that's not the name of Gemma Massey's next movie. It's a fact and one I almost nailed in the preview with Justin Rose, Paul Casey, Rory McIlroy, Tyrell Hatton and Lee Westwood in my top fifteen. Was it just a product of the Britishy conditions on Thursday or are these guys going to be in the mix on Sunday? I'm going with the latter and I'd look for Rose, Casey, McIlroy and either Matthew Fitzpatrick or Andy Sullivan to finish top ten with two of them contending.
  • William McGirt is already one under through nine holes on Friday. This is important because when they write the Masters script, they generally only have one journeyman role available and right now that's McGirt or Charley Hoffman. Chuck better be ready to nail his Friday audition if he wants to stay in the show because Bill is going full Marlon Brando.
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