Published: Fri, April 12, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Rory powers into Masters with Tiger & Co poised to pounce

Rory powers into Masters with Tiger & Co poised to pounce

After missing The Masters in 2016 and 2017, Tiger finished tied 32 at Augusta previous year. It's tough to choose in a sport like golf, especially in this event.

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and Dustin Johnson of the United States prepare to play form the fourth tee during a practice round prior to The Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8 in Augusta, Georgia.

It would complete the Grand Slam and finally get the monkey off his back in terms of finally getting to put that coveted green jacket on his back in the Butler Cabin. I was right there and just needed to have a couple more things to go my way.

Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley on Wednesday threw cold water on the idea of one day hosting a women's Masters alongside the men's major.

From Magnolia Lane, a tree-lined drive that members use to enter the grounds, to Amen Corner, which may just be golf's most famous stretch of holes, Augusta National has become a place all golfers dream of seeing once before they die.

He is one of the best wedge players in the game and that is a pre-requisite on the slick greens at the Augusta course.

"It's just the way it's always been", said South Africa's 2008 Masters champion Trevor Immelman.

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Tiger Woods's bid to go back to the future with a fifth Masters title this week includes his wardrobe - which is garnering plenty of attention at Augusta National.

The mental fortitude he showed when winning the Players Championship suggests he is better equipped than ever to deal with all the peripheral distractions in the build-up and during the Masters.

The club's level of secrecy also extends to any plans it may or may not have to amend its grounds or the surrounding areas. And then Kupcho's best - one of her best friends and rivals of course, Maria Fassi, Arkansas senior, was second.

The trio will follow a group made up of Woods, China's Li Haotong and Spaniard Jon Rahm. "This is a private institution". And because it's a private club, of course, David, it can do whatever it wants.

Watch the Masters throughout the week live on Sky Sports Golf. "I'm also very proud to hear so many members who have come up to me and say how proud they are, and to say that they have never been prouder to be a member of Augusta National".

For Garcia, Augusta National's combination of exclusivity and secrecy are easily part of what makes it so special.

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