So the best week in golf has finally arrived. The 2018 Masters is looking to be one for the ages; Tiger is back, Phil is a winner this year, Bubba is playing his best golf in years, and everyone else in the field is chasing the dream of wearing the green jacket. There are plenty of guys who we know will contend that are not named Tiger, Phil, or Bubba. Justin Rose seems to rise to the occasion every year, Paul Casey is a perennial top-10 finisher at Augusta, Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth are both hungry for the win that will catapult their respective 2018 season, and everyone else is dreaming of sinking that clinching putt on 18 on Sunday.
Who does Vegas like this year? Jordan Spieth, Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, and Rory McIlroy are at the top of the list. It’s interesting to see past champions Bubba and Phil sitting behind multiple players that do not have a green jacket – both of these guys have won tournaments this year and are playing some fantastic golf. Phil has won a green jacket three times and Bubba has two – I would have these two in my top five because they’ve both shown they have what it takes to manage Augusta. Your game needs to be complete from top to bottom if you want to beat Augusta. You may hit the longest drives or make the most putts but you need to do more than that to win – your mistakes need to be good mistakes, your approach shots need to land in the correct corner of the greens, your recovery shots need to set you up for a bogey at worst.
We’ll be watching the Masters here at Pine Ridge – everyone is welcome to come by and watch their favorite golfers tackle Augusta on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Tom, our chef, will be in the kitchen making your favorites off of our menu – feel free to watch the Masters with us!