History Awaits at Augusta National

It is Sunday at the Masters.  History awaits at Augusta National.  It is the center of the golfing world for one more day as we all look to see if history can be made today.

Jordan Spieth sits atop the leaderboard for an unprecedented 7 straight round with out even being tied for the lead.  A win for him would put him in elite company.  He would join Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods as the only players to win the Masters in consecutive years.

Smylie Kaufman can make some history of his own today if he over takes Spieth and wins.   He would become the first player since Fuzzy Zoeller in 1973 to win at the Masters in his first trip to  Augusta National.

The move amazing thing so far is the fact that Bernhard Langer at 58 years old is just 2-shot back of the lead at 1-under par.  A win today for Langer would make him the oldest major champion by 12 years.  Yes you read that correctly…12 years!  Nicklaus was 46, 30 years ago when he won the Masters.  What an amazing story this would be.

Japan has a story today.  Hideki Matsuyama would be the first Japanese player in history to win a major championship if he wins today.  He sits tied with Langer, 2 strokes behind Spieth.  This would be a huge story internationally for golf.  Showing the growth of the game of golf globally.

Jason Day and Dustin Johnson are paired together, both sitting at even par and 3-shots off the pace.  Day is trying to win back-to-back majors and Johnson is trying to win his first.  Do not sleep on this pairing today.  If they roll a few putts in early, they could carry each other all day to mid 60s scores and post a number for leaders to catch.

We think that it is Spieth’s title to lose today.  We fully expect the 22-year old Texan to add his name to the very short list of back-to-back Masters champions.  That being said, almost nothing would surprise us today.  The wind will probably not be as big a factor today so we could see some low rounds.

History will be made today!

Author: Brian Stefan

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