First things first.
Welcome to our new FairWeather Golf Blog. As the first major of the season is only a few weeks away it seemed prudent to start on topic with a discussion about the Masters....
For those who don't know, The Masters Tournament (usually referred to as simply The Masters, or the U.S. Masters outside of North America is one of the four major championships in professional golf. Scheduled for the first full week of April, the Masters is the first major of the year, and unlike the others, it is always held at the same location, Augusta National Golf Club.
Last years winner Patrick Reed shot 69-66 to lead by two strokes after two rounds. He followed up that performance with two eagles on the back nine for a 67 on Saturday. Entering the final round, he led the Masters by three strokes over pre-tournament favorite Rory McIlory. On the final day, McIlroy faltered and Reed fought off the final round comeback bids of Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler to win the green jacket with a final score of -15.
Over the next few weeks we will be challenging our PGA pro's Matt #TeamAscot and Reeves #TeamLondon to make a series of Masters predictions with strokes allocated for each answer they get either correct or close too.
A great starting point for hole one (par 4) is Who do you think will be Masters Champion 2019?
Scoring is as follows: correct answer will equal a BIRDIE, Top 5 will be a PAR, Top 10 a BOGIE, if their chosen player is any further down it will be a DOUBLE BOGIE.
Matt: Justin Rose has had 2 seconds in the last 4 years and i just believe this is his year to finally get over the line.
Reeves: Rory McIlory for me. Over the last 5 years he has never been outside the top 10 and despite not finishing in the number one spot, his early season form looks good and his game is well suited to Augusta.
So, there you go. Rory is currently 15/2 to win the Green Jacket whilst Rose is at 14/1. Who do you think will win the Masters 2019? Leave your name and comment below to join in.