AUGUST, GA. (AP) – The shortest championship in the history of the “Masters” will end when Dustin John Onson will play the first half.
The tournament has always been a low-key affair, but last November’s epidemic shift gave Mother Nature, the man, more control over whether he was ever kind to the players.
They have already found a very different Augusta national team this week, which was largely awaited, mainly because the warmer spring temperatures helped the tournament officials rebuild the tracks, the greens in their usual fast-paced conditions. But do those same green jackets spin the team too high to avenge the champion’s record low goal – a question for everyone that will not be answered until Sunday, if not?
“We do not have a set score,” club president Fred Ridley said on Wednesday. “The fact that Dustin was 20 years old was a combination of his unusual game that at the same time, the golf course was soft. Եմ I think the season combined with the humid conditions պայման created an extraordinarily soft golf course.
“But that,” he added a moment later, “really had nothing to do with playing golf right now.”
1992 champion Fred Couples will return to the field, but at the age of 61 he lost, he does not expect to be on the hunt. Instead, he will begin to watch his shots as the younger generation struggles at the moment faster than in his previous 35 games, except for a handful of times.
“As an observer, I want to see these guys play as hard as they can.
“They are not concrete yet,” laughed the couples, referring to the greens, “but they are brown, they are going to get there quickly, which, when they look, comes out.”
Surprisingly, the early betting series is closely behind the world rankings, with Son Onson topping the list. Here, his 268, John Onson’s second major championship victory, was two shots better than the record shared by Tiger Woods, Jordan Jordan Spiet, and five times better than the field. This year, he has already recorded one victory in six starts, describing his game in “good shape” at the Saudi International.
“It may not have been as good as it was in November,” John Onson added quickly, “but I feel like it’s coming together.” “I start to hit a lot of the same, to become much more comfortable on the golf ball.”
Is there a transfer from the November tournament, discussed during the practical stages. But much of the talk has focused on how some greens, particularly the 5th-15th, are already throwing in the shots of the approach, like so many neglected candidates.
“You can’t keep it there without 7 irons. “Rory (McIlroy) և I hit there with four irons the other day,” said Jim’s Walker, shaking his hand.
John Onson’s toughest competition is expected to face several challenges, with at least one major championship already on the resume: the resurrected Spiet; muscular Bryson Dechambo; Last Players Champion Just Astin Thomas; still struggling McIlroy; emerging Collin Morikawa; խաղ Great game Brooks Koepka.
Among the contenders still looking for the victory that will determine their first career is Jon on Rahm, who welcomed his first child last weekend. Patrick Cantley; Victor Hovland; և Xander Schauffele. Someone’s chances in that glove start at 40-1 և rapidly rising to three-digit numbers.
Speaking of predictions, more than a few golfers expect the winning number to be much closer than the son-in-law master (s) drawn by son onson. However, for the officials of the tournament, the records broken by the field could be more worrying. Record low average 71.75 points (para. 72), and more than half of the 302 completed rounds were recorded in red.
“In the past, we might have started out a little softer and then got stronger as the week went on, and vice versa,” Ridley said. “Last year we were pretty mild all week. “I think we have a golf course where we want it.”
Where it might be, is someone’s guess. Responsible green jackets are infamously obsessed with everything the Masters do, including obviously in which area they sell a few sandwiches – pimento cheese, minced pork and egg salad – at reasonably low prices, which is the best.
“Well, I like everyone,” Ridley said, avoiding one question, “but I try to stay away.”