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Fore please: Azaleas, dogwoods and foliage, the 2020 Masters thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MileHigh, Nov 8, 2020.

  1. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    A new tradition unlike any other.

    Split tees. Earlier TV times. Going to be racing to get rounds in with fading sunlight. A course that plays completely different than April. Juiced-up Bryson driving the first hole.

    But .... hello, friends. It's the Masters.
  2. Tighthead

    Tighthead Well-Known Member

    Rory says the course is softer right now, and more Bermuda which makes chipping more difficult.

    Hope the fairways firm up a little, I know they can control the greens.
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    The greens have been, and always will be, the great equalizer, no matter the time of year. No fans, um, patrons, will suck.
  4. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Saw a video that Poulter took today.
    Looks magnificent.
    Can't wait.
  5. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Yeah, Bryson can drive the first green all he wants. Can he put it in the right spot? That's what matters here.
  6. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

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  7. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah, I'm sure he'll have a monster week off the tee but hopefully won't be great on the greens. I just cannot take another round of golf media hagiography about how he's changing the game and blah blah blah.
  8. Deskgrunt50

    Deskgrunt50 Well-Known Member

    Digging this week’s weird Masters. Fall colors at Augusta. Want to see how different the course might play.

    And for deadline purposes? Gotta be done by like 4:30 every day.
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  9. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    Too often above the hole, and the three-jacks will more than offset any distance advantage off the tee. It has always been that way, especially in a place like Augusta.
  10. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    I'm trying to remember the pro (Kirk Triplett maybe?) who I saw putt off the green TWICE at the 9th hole in the '99 Masters. Long hitters have an advantage on any course, but it's sure not a decisive one at Augusta.
  11. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

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  12. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    For those of you who may be wagering this weekend, today is glorious. I should have gone to play the local course but have some things on the motorhome to repair.

    However, the Tuesday-Wednesday practice rounds look very wet, as well as Thursday and perhaps Friday. (Damn you, Eta.) The weekend should be considerably drier. And temperatures in Augusta will be in the 70s to near 80. Way nicer weather for early November than we usually get.

    I know National drains significantly well, but the greens may be softer than expected.
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