The Masters 2018 In Review
It’s that time of year. While the temperature is rising, our golf hearts are sinking. It cuts deep into our soul having to wait a full calendar year for the next Masters.
This year, the Masters was quite the roller coaster of emotions, leaderboard changes, and of course, new course records. From Jack Nicklaus’ grandson acing the final hole of the par three, to putting on the green jacket to another first time winner, this year was built up to be one of the best Masters in history.
The 2018 Masters did not disappoint, unless you wanted anyone but Patrick Reed to win. So if you wanted that to happen, we are sorry you wasted your time watching four days of golf. Let’s get to the recap!
The Par Three
Wednesday was full of excitement. These are, in my opinion, the three biggest headlines from the Par Three tournament.
Tony Finau hit a hole in one during the par three contest on hole number seven, but that wasn’t the biggest news. Immediately after he holed it, he started running down the fairway, turned around, starting running backwards, and then dislocated his left ankle.
Like a badass, his popped it back in, and tied for 10th with Dustin Johnson with seven under for the four day tournament.
GT (Jack Nicklaus’ Grandson) Hole in One
After Jack, Gary, and Tom hit their balls toward the 9th green, it’s time for the caddies to step up and take a shot. Most hit a decent shot onto the green, some find the sand, and others knock it straight into the water.
Not G.T. He drills this bad boy in epic fashion. At age 15, it’s his first hole in one of his life. I don’t know if there is a better stage to hit your first hole in one, but if there is, tell us about it!
Tom Watson Wins
At the prime age of 68, Tom Watson birdied six of the nine holes to win the Par Three contest. He’s now the oldest person to win the Par Three contest at Augusta National.
The 2018 Masters Tournament Highlights
Spieth finished at six under, while last year’s Masters Champion decided to throw out some bait for the fishes on hole 15 in the form of his golf balls. Sergio Garcia knocked five shots in the water to finish the hole with a tournament record high of 13 on a hole. With no surprise to anyone, he did not make the cut.
Phil Mickelson shot one under… 80. Tiger shot a 75. But this wasn’t the biggest highlight of Friday’s round.
The biggest news came off the course, right down the road at the local Hooters. John Daly made his annual outing to Augusta to sell merchandise and meet with fans. All of this was put to a halt when someone drove their car into his RV.
He escaped, literally, by jumping out of the way, with a minor injury to his knee. So much for feeling safe at this family establishment.
Fowler went on to play a bogey free, seven under round, putting him at nine under for the Tournament. Spieth was almost out of the running sitting at five under on Saturday.
But a headline that was writing itself, Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy going into a duel on Sunday… Or at least we thought that was going to happen.
Rory went one over on the front and back nine, while Fatrick played the most uneventful, bland game of Sunday Masters golf there ever was.
Rickie put some pressure on Fatrick to force him to make a two putt on 18, but besides that, a member of the dark side of golf won the most prestigious PGA award and article of clothing golf has to offer.
Till Next Year
While we wish either Rory or Rickie was wearing their first green jacket, we had to settle for a guy whose wife looked like Lilly Pulitzer threw up on her. For more articles regarding golf updates, highlights, and other news, make sure to check back with Eagle Vision Golf. Also, check out the blog section for some fun stuff too!
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