It’s Masters week!
We normally say that in early April, but the major has been moved to November 12-November 15 as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Defending champion Tiger Woods will be aiming to win his 16th major but he’ll face stiff competition from a field that includes Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy.
DeChambeau won the US Open in September and has a “ginormous advantage” due to his length off the tee and the cooler conditions at Augusta National, according to his coach.
“The course is going to be super soft, so Bryson carrying it 330 yards is a ginormous advantage," said Mike Schy, per BBC Sport.
However, Spaniard Jon Rahm, who is also a long-hitter, can’t be counted out.
Rahm is the World No.2 and has claimed two PGA Tour wins this year, prevailing at the Memorial Tournament and the BMW Championship.
And the 26-year-old certainly looks ready for the tournament, if footage of him hitting an insane hole-in-one on the 16th hole during a practice round on Tuesday is anything to go by.
It’s tradition for players to attempt to see how close they can get to the hole by skipping the ball across the lake that separates the tee and the green.
Rahm didn’t just get his approach close - he holed it.
It’s perhaps the greatest hole in one in golf history - it’s just a shame it didn’t really count.
What. A. Shot.
These guys really are next level.
Fresh off a second-place finish at the ZoZo Championship in his last outing, Rahm admitted he’s confident as he attempts to win his first major.
"I can't lie, I'm feeling pretty confident,” he said on Tuesday, per Sky Sports.
"Even my last start, the ZoZo Championship, I hit it about as good as I can hit it tee to green really in the tournament, especially on Sunday and the weekend.
"Happy where I'm at, and I think the best way I can explain it [is] I'm simply happy outside the golf course, I'm happy within the limits now of this pandemic, and I'm also happy on the golf course, and I've been putting in the work and golfing well. Hopefully, something special happens this weekend."
Something special already has happened, Jon.News Now - Sport News