Starting on Thursday with a trio of legends including Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, Arnold Palmer smoked his tee shot right down the middle of the first fairway, prompting the King to unleash a vicious fist pump and kick off the 83rd Masters.
There were several highlights during the week, culminating in what has already been deemed the greatest comeback of all time. But more on that later.
Francesco Molinari remained in contention for much of the weekend, however, It wasn’t to be. A tie for fifth wasn’t quite what the 36-year old Italian had in mind before the final round of the 83rd Masters, one he began two-shots clear. Nor was a closing round of 74 that left him on 11-under par and two-shots adrift of Tiger Woods
It was also thought for the firs time, that the world number 1 failed to make to cut at the Masters. Rose admitted it was humbling because this was the first time in 14 appearances in which he suffered the premature exit - and that 65 players - a master’s record - made the cut out of a field - almost 75 per cent - put his shortcoming into an even harsher light.
This year marks the first time since 1999 that four amateurs have played the weekend at Augusta. Three of the four amateurs’ broke par on Saturday, with UCLA’s Devon Bling posting a 71 for a 2-over 218. Alvaro Ortiz rounded out the foursome with a 73, giving him a tally of 217.
And finally, the Tiger returned.
Whilst it has already been hailed as one of sport’s greatest comebacks. Woods finally claimed his fifth Green Jacket to end an 11-year major title drought. The improbable win followed years of struggle for Woods with repeated surgery and personal problems. When his tap-in bogey settled in the cup for a one-shot win, Woods threw up his arms in triumph, igniting chants of "Tiger Tiger". He is only the second player to win a Masters in three different decades.
Despite all the highlights from the weekend. Really, we need to see how Reeves and Matt got on in our predictions head to head. So, let’s run through each question.
Now whilst they were both technically correct. neither thought he would finish in first. Whilst Reeves said top 5, we have given him a par for that hole, Matt however, suggesting top 10 is given a bogey.
Score: Reeves 1up
Matt went for -16 and was mighty close. For this we have given him a par…. Reeves on the other hand was just 1 shot out as he went for -14, with Woods finishing on -13. Therefore, Reeves takes the second hole and puts himself in a great position.
Score: Reeves 2up
Reeves suggested the winner would have shots on the runner up, whilst Matt suggested just 2. Therefore, with Woods taking the win by just one shot, Matt take the hole with a par to Reeves bogey.
Score: Reeves 1up
Now whilst neither predicted Tiger, Our Ascot Pro Matt; it is safe to say, had a nightmare with his pick Justin Rose. As Rose missed the cut, we have given Matt a triple bogey on this one (sorry Matt). Whilst Reeves pick Rory McIlory finished T21 he still made the cut and therefore gives Reeves just a double bogey. Bad luck lads.
Final Score: Reeves 2up.
So, congratulations to Greenwich Pro, Reeves who take the prediction win against Matt this time.
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