Countdown To The Masters

by Jeff Skinner

All right guys, with all due respect to The Shell Houston Open, it’s a great tournament with a very good field, but today starts the countdown to The Masters. April 7th can’t come fast enough for me, millions of golf fans or Phil Mickelson.  Will Phil be able to repeat and continue his love affair with Augusta National?  I don’t know but here’s a brief sampling of “Masters Appetizers” to whet your appetite.

Phil Mickelson focuses on The Masters like no other tournament.  He’ll play Augusta today and tomorrow before he heads to Houston.  He thinks his game is in better shape than last year.  Click here.

Jerry Tarde of Golf Digest, talks about his “Knights of the Round Table” and how he picked Jack Nicklaus in the 86’ Masters.  Click here.

The much anticipated new video game, Tiger Woods 12: The Masters, by EA Sports hits the shelves on Tuesday.  I don’t normally play video games but I’ll be trying to best to navigate my way around Amen Corner and beat my son at the same time.  Click here.

Speaking of Tiger, can he win another Masters?  Absolutely he says.  Click here.

Take a look at some Major Champions over thirty five.  Click here.

Two things you have to do to enhance your Masters experience, that is if you’re watching it from home, is to spend some time on Masters.com and go out and get The Masters Journal.  The website is the best of any in golf and The Journal, which is the official program of The Masters, is packed with even more great stuff.  I grabbed mine at Barnes and Noble, nine bucks and worth every penny.  Click here.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Jack’s historic sixth win at Augusta.  Take a look at this video.  It never gets old.


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