” 1 April 2, Augusta National Golf Club Ah, the azaleas. Magnolia Drive. The champions’ dinner. Arnie and Jack. Amen Corner. The back nine on Sunday. The winning putt. The Butler Cabin. The awkward interview. The green jacket. The Masters. Few sporting events herald the start of the summer quite like the Masters.
After a largely golfless winter, we sit down and watch the best players in the world on arguably the best course in the world (certainly the best-looking course in the world) and we can feel our golf sap rising. It’s as if the Masters weaves some kind of hypnotic spell that gets us cleaning our clubs and booking a round at the local muni for the following week (when it will rain and you’ll shoot 106). This year, it’s time a Brit won it too.
And in Luke Donald, Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood, we have the three best-equipped players to do so. McIlroy showed last year he has everything required to tame Augusta, while Donald is the world’s best putter by far and Westwood the world’s best ball-striker. A bloke called Tiger will be playing too, but he won’t win it.
Will he? masters.com ” ” 1 Bastia midfielder Guillaume Gillet thought he scored Sometimes there can be nothing more embarrassing than celebrating too early. Just ask Bastia star Guillaume Gillet, who wheeled away in delight the moment the ball left his boot, only for Rennes’ goalkeeper Benoit Costil to pull off a wonderful save.1xbet ios The Belgian midfielder’s shot looked surely to nestle in the back of the net, only for Costil to tip it onto the bar and then clear the resulting follow-up. That didn’t stop Gillet from running off, only to realise his mistake. “