It’s that time again!!! The Masters, A Preview

Thursday, 10 April, 2008

The Masters, the world’s greatest golf tournament on the world’s greatest golf course, starts today. YAY!!! The biggest news about the tournament this year is not or should not be about Tiger Woods.

“What you talkin’ ’bout, (my name here)?”

“It’s true, trust me. I’ve got nothing new or interesting to say about Tiger anyway. I hear enough from everyone else about him, I’d just be repeating them.”

The biggest story this year is that Gary Player is competing for the 51st. time in The Masters, breaking Arnold Palmer’s(aka The King) record of fifty. Gary Player is a very classy person, and just a great ambassador for golf. He’s won this tournament three times(1961, 1974, 1978), holds the career grand slam(9 titles altogether), and has been the captain multiple times for the International Team in the President’s Cup. He’s one of the best players and people the game has ever known.

Now, on to this year. We’ve got a great field, with a bunch of first-time players in the tournament. Among them are Liang Wen-Chong of China, Prayad Marksaeng of Thailand, and Jeev Milkha Singh of India. These three all received special invites to play in the tournament this year. Drew Weaver is also a first-time participant. He is eligible by being the current British Amateur champion. Weaver was a member of the Virginia Tech golf team.

Here are my five players to watch at the tournament this year:

Drew Weaver (as you know now, it’s his first trip. it won’t be his last.)

Adam Scott (just waiting to break through at a major.)

Tiger Woods (how’s he not one of them? how hot has he been?)

Phil Mickelson (former champion always a threat to win it again.)

Sean O’Hair (very talented, may compete for the title)

Bonus player to watch!

* Gary Player (he won’t play on the weekend, but it’s always great to see a legend in action.)

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