Its the Masters baby!



  • One day out and we got no post on it....wheres the hype?????

    Par 3 comp done and dusted. Didnt see the end of it but Sandly Lyle was leading at -5. Looks like Matt Wallace won it in the end with a playoff. Well thats him done then.

    So Rory is the fav. Coming in to the masters in great form and there is a fair bit of rain expected so the softer course may suit him, as well as a few others.

    Im thinking big Jon Rahm could be one worth backing. Would also like to see Tiger do well but not sure he quite 100% at the moment. Guess we are about to find out!



  • It's kinda stupid, but what i love most about the Masters is the course. On TV it just looks almost too perfect. The visuals really are amazing.



  • @mariner4life not to mention, having never played the course, I know the course so well, and how I would play it (aside from badly)

    I heard something earlier in the week where they were saying the Masters winner often comes from someone ranked around 10-16:
    10 Xander Schauffele 5.823
    11 Paul Casey 5.585
    12 Tiger Woods 5.305
    13 Tommy Fleetwood 5.046
    14 Jason Day 4.985
    15 Tony Finau 4.857
    16 Matt Kuchar 4.749

    Mine woudl be one of those 3.



  • I'm not ready to back John Rahm until he wins something big. I'm just not sure he has Major temperament, though he has the talent to win by eight if it all clicks.

    My strategy is always to back the guys with runs on the board at Augusta. Justin Rose, Jordan Speith (out of form but he loves this course), Louis Oosthuizen, Adam Scott, Bubba Watson.

    Brandt Snedeker at $81 looks the best long shot to me.

    It could be Rory's to lose though, but I'd be wary if he was leading into Sunday.



  • @taniwharugby said in Its the Masters baby!:

    @mariner4life not to mention, having never played the course, I know the course so well, and how I would play it (aside from badly)

    I heard something earlier in the week where they were saying the Masters winner often comes from someone ranked around 10-16:
    10 Xander Schauffele 5.823
    11 Paul Casey 5.585
    12 Tiger Woods 5.305
    13 Tommy Fleetwood 5.046
    14 Jason Day 4.985
    15 Tony Finau 4.857
    16 Matt Kuchar 4.749

    Mine woudl be one of those 3.

    Would be great to see the Tiger get up for one more



  • Forecast for sunday is not good at all. Still a bit long range but there are potential thunderstorms and lightening to come!



  • Kuchar for me.

    Rory odds are mental. 6-1!! No way.



  • @JK said in Its the Masters baby!:

    Forecast for sunday is not good at all. Still a bit long range but there are potential thunderstorms and lightening to come!

    How very very frightening.



  • @Crucial said in Its the Masters baby!:

    @JK said in Its the Masters baby!:

    Forecast for sunday is not good at all. Still a bit long range but there are potential thunderstorms and lightening to come!

    How very very frightening.

    Magnifico



  • Just sitting here watching putts get left short



  • Now watching Speith's ball come back to him. You guys suck!





  • @mariner4life said in Its the Masters baby!:

    @Crucial said in Its the Masters baby!:

    @JK said in Its the Masters baby!:

    Forecast for sunday is not good at all. Still a bit long range but there are potential thunderstorms and lightening to come!

    How very very frightening.

    Magnifico

    Galileo



  • I put a few $$$ on Finau to make the top 10 on Friday..let's gone Finau!



  • So, Tiger's most likely going to have a share of second after three rounds.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_men's_major_championships_winning_golfers

    Was just having a look at this list - some fascinating stuff in there - including how hard it is to win multiple majors. Some big household names who won only one. Win three or more you're pretty much an all time great.

    Nicklaus winning 18 is phenomenal. Tiger's 14 is phenomenal - given he got them across 11 years - and now boom - it's 11 years since he won one and he's got a shot.

    Which would give him 15 across 22 years compared with Nicklaus 18 across 24 years.



  • playing in 3s tomorrow and starting early due to high probability of storms including tornadoes...

    Final group will be Molinari (-13) Woods (-11) & Finau (-11)
    2nd to last group, Koepka (-10) Simpson (-9) & Poulter (-9)
    with another 5 including Kuchar and DJ on -8



  • Wake up everyone, the final round is underway. Molinari is three shots ahead of Kopeka, Woods, Poulter and Finau.



  • All the lead guys playing very average - lots of par saves.

    Molinari still in driving seat, tiger 1 behind but I think Finau looks the best bet.

    This storm could come In tho and change everything. If one of the earlier guys could get clubhouse at -10 or -11 thst could do it



  • The rain has arrived and with it high drama. Molinari hit the water on the 12th.

    Cantlay (who?) and Schauffele on the lead on 12 under. Woods, Koepka and Molinari on 11 under.

    Jason Day 10 under through 17 must be happy. Conditions getting very difficult.



  • Jason Day the clubhouse leader on 11 under. The bloke I'd never heard of has two bogeys and falls back. Schauffle, Woods and Molinari the joint leaders on 12 under.

    Very tight in dreadful conditions We could be heading for a seven-way playoff in a tornado.



  • Tiger Woods leads with three to play.



  • Dustin Johnson is the clubhouse leader on 12 under.



  • Tiger two ahead with two to play. Massive story developing. πŸ…πŸ―



  • Molinari hits the water for the third time on the back 9 at the last round of the Masters. It's called doing a Greg Norman.



  • Tiger Woods wins his Fifth Green Jacket.



  • Awesome. So awesome. Almost shed a tear. Almost.



  • @sparky fuck! He really did it!! Ha ha what a story and epic comeback!!



  • 18 months ago he was ranked 1199th in the world and his doctors told him his body was so shot he should give up playing. Tiger proved them all wrong.

    tomfordyce (@tomfordyce) Tweeted:
    Not so long ago, Tiger was somewhere between holy relic, distant ghost and washed-up film star. There are comebacks, there are renaissances and then there are resurrections



  • Jack Nicklaus (@jacknicklaus) Tweeted:
    A big β€œwell done” from me to @TigerWoods! I am so happy for him and for the game of golf. This is just fantastic!!! πŸ‘πŸΌ
    @TheMasters



  • Last round went from tense to boring. Tiger did nothing except not make mistakes while everyone else imploded around him, especially the Italian.



  • @Billy-Tell not sure his 15-16 combo counts as just not making mistakes.

    Seriously, he won this just as much, if not more, than others lost it.



  • @MajorRage

    I'm probably annoyed because

    a) I don't like Tiger
    b) At one stage, we had 5 players on -12...and no play-off at the end...



  • @sparky said in Its the Masters baby!:

    18 months ago he was ranked 1199th in the world and his doctors told him his body was so shot he should give up playing. Tiger proved them all wrong.

    tomfordyce (@tomfordyce) Tweeted:
    Not so long ago, Tiger was somewhere between holy relic, distant ghost and washed-up film star. There are comebacks, there are renaissances and then there are resurrections

    @sparky said in Its the Masters baby!:

    Jack Nicklaus (@jacknicklaus) Tweeted:
    A big β€œwell done” from me to @TigerWoods! I am so happy for him and for the game of golf. This is just fantastic!!! πŸ‘πŸΌ
    @TheMasters

    You auditioning fot the Herald or Stuff? Quoting thw tweet then linking it anyway? πŸ™‚



  • @booboo said in Its the Masters baby!:

    You auditioning fot the Herald or Stuff? Quoting thw tweet then linking it anyway? πŸ™‚

    all he needs is 'sources say' ... and then rephrase a tweet πŸ˜ƒ



  • @Billy-Tell dont have like him, but no denying him.

    This is huge, huge result.

    Plenty of players have wilted on day 4, many times it is just about making pars while other dont.

    Tiger hype has been building for a while now...are we at Peak Tiger?



  • @taniwharugby said in Its the Masters baby!:

    I heard something earlier in the week where they were saying the Masters winner often comes from someone ranked around 10-16:
    10 Xander Schauffele 5.823
    11 Paul Casey 5.585
    12 Tiger Woods 5.305
    13 Tommy Fleetwood 5.046
    **14 Jason Day 4.985
    15 Tony Finau 4.857
    16 Matt Kuchar 4.749

    Again...plus a few others in there were in the hunt too



  • @Billy-Tell said in Its the Masters baby!:

    Last round went from tense to boring. Tiger did nothing except not make mistakes while everyone else imploded around him, especially the Italian.

    You make it sound like a bad thing.

    I'm pretty sure that's how almost every golf tournament is won. Especially the last rounds of big ones when the pressure is really on.



  • @Chester-Draws Michael Campbells major win...he plodded along while others imploded



  • I wouldn't say he played boring golf, that shot on 16 was a pearler.

    But it was a bit of a throwback to the early 2000s 'tiger effect', where good golfers would go to water (metaphorically and literally) in the final round of a major when Tiger was stalking them.

    He's by no means a good person, but I love a comeback story. Sets up a great year of major golf. The only shame was it had all finished before any of us woke up!



  • I'm the opposite of a Tiger fan but he was the only one of the leaders to stand up on the back 9 - the other who did were coming from a few shots back. Incredible that the 4 players closest to him all went into the water on 12 and took 5 while he played for a dull middle of the green par. Frankie was a bit unlucky with his 7 on 15 though, to hit the pine cone and then for that to cause a splashdown - but then he had already crumbled at 12.

    I think the difference for this version of Tiger is that he has finally accepted his physical limitations and is playing the percentages. Pre back repair, a couple of birdies and he would be trying to hit booming drives and get wild, now he is being outdriven by the young bucks but is a good enough all round player to get through.


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