It’s Masters week!
I realized just how much I enjoy watching this tournament every year when it was postponed last April. So sad as it left an empty void, and it didn’t help that with everything going on in the world, golf courses were closed last Spring for the first few months on the season.
But this year, it’s back! I think that’s why I am sooooo excited for the Masters this year.
There is something so very special about Augusta National, the excitement and the energy that can practically be felt everywhere.
History of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National
With the Masters being played in early April each year, I am always so revved up after tuning in.
Maybe it’s because golf courses are always just opening up from the long winter and a new golf season is upon us. It seems to be a perfect kickoff!
If you are looking for some motivation or inspiration, watching the Masters is a great way to inspire anyone to go out and start swinging those clubs.
And, attending the Masters is very high on my bucket list, maybe even #1!
I mean, who wouldn’t fall in love with the beauty of Amen Corner (hole 11, 12 & 13)?
This is where many exciting shots and heart wrenching mishaps tend to happen.
Watch this great video about Amen Corner at August National. How it got its name and why it is so challenging and fearsome.
Amen Corner at Augusta National
I was listening to an interview today by one of the highly ranked PGA Tour Pros, Rory McIlroy, and he was asked how he was going to play this weekend. He said it’s all about “committing, trusting, and getting out of my head”. He knows the course, he knows he can win, but it’s about getting past all the thinking and just doing and performing.
Yes, even the top players have this issue in golf.
I like to watch these interviews and watch these golf tournaments because you can learn so much about the game, from the swing mechanics, the terminology, the history and the challenges that even the best golfers in the world face.
Tune in To the Masters
The Masters starts tomorrow (Thursday) and is played for 4 days.
If you can only watch a part of it, the last day or Masters Sunday can be the most exciting as the leaderboard is constantly changing and moving and the top players are jockeying for the lead.
I still remember watching Jordan Spieth’s painful end to his 2016 Masters run and when Tiger Woods won it again in 2019 after 14 years. The emotions, the ups and downs, and everything about this tournament are just so exciting and moving to watch.
Relive the 2019 Masters Tournament
How to Watch the Masters Tournament
CBS has been broadcasting the Masters for 66 years nows with Jim Nantz as host for the last 34 years. Check here for the 2021 Masters schedule.
Be sure to check the Golf Channel too as they usually run “Live From The Masters” programming all week leading up to the tournament as well as post coverage and commentary.
What I love to watch in the days leading up to the Masters are all the interviews, player spotlights, and historical segments from years past. It is interesting to hear the history and traditions of this tournament and is inspiring and uplifting listening to all the personal stories.
You will find me glued to the TV this week as I soak it all in and try to figure out who is going to win it this year…
Who’s your pick? Spieth? Rahm? McIlroy? Thomas? Johnson for a repeat?