What’s your favorite Masters memory?
Augusta National, home of The Masters.
In just 2 weeks golfers all over the world will stop what they are doing to watch 4 days of the best golf of the year.
But what makes it so special? Sure there are deeper and stronger fields in other tournaments. But this is the only major that is played at the same golf course every year.
When we watch it on t.v it is like we know every shot on the golf course. The gusty winds at #12. The risk reward of #13 and #15. Heck, when I watch it even I know alot of the breaks on the greens! Because we watch it every year we truly feel like we know it like our home course.
Ok, so what is your most special memory of The Masters? Your favorite player?
For me my favorite player was Seve Ballesteros. Up until Tiger, Seve was the most dynamic player I ever saw. He would drive it all over the place and still find a way to make par or birdie. To listen to him and his caddie chat in spanish was priceless. It is kind of ironic that he was part of my favorite Masters memory….
The 1986 Masters
Remember? Heck, who could forget Jack’s amazing Sunday charge?
It will go down as arguably the best one day of golf.
Jack, who many thought was done, was chasing down some of the best players of that era including my favorite.
I will never forget when Seve hit it in the water on #15. The announcers mentioned there was a roar but it wasn’t a birdie roar.
Then Jack’s finish on the last 4 holes, well it was beyond words.
I remember watching the final round with my golf team. We were going nuts. “That’s a Jack roar” my one buddy yelled out. We actually watched the Sunday round 3 times that day!
I only hope in our lifetime we see a Sunday finish like 1986.