Mostly About the Masters ……and why not!
The Masters Is Upon Us and we all look forward to it!
Tiger Woods from nowhere to Masters Favorite after a few good showings.
100/1 not that long ago but after a runner up finish at the Valspar Championship and a T-5 at The Arnold Palmer Invitational, Tigers stock shot up faster than the Marijuana stocks on the TSE! I’m guessing that both go up in a puff of smoke!
I’m thinking that Tiger’s recent play will inspire the cream to rise to the top! I’m not sure that he will be one of them.
Little Dog’s Top 5 for The Masters are: Justin Thomas, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and Justin Rose.
Big Dog’s Top 5 are: Dustin Johnson Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Paul Casey
Golf Digest’s Masters Dark Horses
- Patrick Cantlay – Under the radar and I suspect that he will stay there.
- Tommy Fleetwood – like this dark horse
- Russell Henley – solid player but none of my money on him
- Matt Kucher – love this guy, probably just another top 10
- Alex Noren – good dark horse maybe some Pernilla inspiration will get him over the top!
- Thomas Pieters – On the slide in 2018, Augusta National not a great place to try to recover
- Ian Poulter – like him but best showing will likely be colorful pants
- Charl Swarrtzel – this would be somewhat of a shocker
- Henrik Stenson – never underestimate this guy
Let’s welcome back to the Masters – Ian Poulter! He was planning to be there as a commentator but he is much happier being there as a player after defeating Beau Hossler on the 1st playoff hole of the Houston Open.
Congratulations Pernilla Lindberg the putting machine! The final round of last week’s ANA Championship might have been one of the most exciting in the history of the LPGA! At one time there must have been 10 players within a shot of the lead! Lindberg was far from the best round of the day, Sunday. She came in with a 3 shot lead which quickly evaporated. Down the stretch and into the playoff she made putt after putt and not many of the tap in variety to hang in, finally taking the ANA title and the infamous leap into Poppie’s Pond. In the end she defeated 19 time winner Inbee Park. Jennifer Song was the 3rd member of the playoff contingent exiting after the 3rd playoff hole, also a non winner to date – her time will come.
It was a long time coming for Pernilla, happy for her to make it to the winners circle. I know where I am going for putting lessons! J.
2017 Champions Dinner – What will Sergio have served…?
Spanish flavor and then some. An international salad as a starter, arroz caldoso de bogavante, a traditional Spanish lobster rice, as the primary meal and Angela Garcia’s tres leche cake, for desert.
Tribute to a true Champion – AHEAD Announces Headwear Launch Of ‘Jack Nicklaus Majors Collection –
Coinciding with the kickoff of the 2018 golf season, AHEAD today announced the launch of its new Jack Nicklaus Majors Collection. In partnership with the Nicklaus Companies, the new headwear collection features four caps created as a tribute to the game’s most decorated champion with 18 major titles.
Now available for purchase online, the Collection’s cotton caps feature the iconic Golden Bear logo on the front and all four are available in different styles and colors – Georgia green, marigold, black, and tan. The caps themselves are a nod to Nicklaus’ impressive career record as a major Championship winner. In addition to his six Masters’ titles, Nicklaus won five PGA Championships, four U.S. Open Championships and three Open Championships.
AHEAD’s complete line of Nicklaus headwear, including the new Majors Collection, are available for purchase at the company’s online shop –aheadusashop.com/collections/jack-nicklaus.