The US Masters Kicks Off Major Championships In 2017
By Todd Wolff
If you are planning a trip to the 2017 US Masters at Augusta National Golf Club, you are in for a treat this year. The leading four players in golf, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Jordan Spieth will all be in attendance, each fancying their chances of coming out on top and claiming the Green Jacket.
Augusta is like no other golf course in the USA. Those who has been lucky enough to walk around the 18 holes will be able to vouch for why it is the most beautiful course in the world. It has everything needed to test the world's finest golfers and produce a great spectacle for spectators, as it did in 2016 when England's Danny Willet came out on top ahead of the US's Spieth.
As you can see on Oddschecker, the favorite with the bookmakers to win this year's Masters is the world number one Dustin Johnson, who is available at 6/1 to seal the second Major Championship of his career. He has already been victorious twice this season on the PGA Tour as he lifted the Genesis Open Trophy back in February, while a month later he came out on top in the WGC-Mexico Championship.
If you get the opportunity to visit Augusta, the most famous holes are known as Amen Corner. These consist of the 11th, 12th and 13th. These are some of the toughest holes on the course and if a player can score well throughout their four rounds here, the chances are they are going to have a very good tournament.The course record at Augusta is 63 and only two players have been able to do that in the Masters. Nick Price was the first to do so in 1986 in the third round, which helped him shoot up for a tie of second going into the final day. He followed it up with a 71 that left him fifth that year in the tournament won by Jack Nicklaus. Ten years later, Australian Greg Norman was the second player to shoot as 63, which came in the opening round of the event. The Great White Shark led all the way to the Sunday but had a horror show on the last day as he went round in 78 as Nick Faldo jumped to the top of the leaderboard.This year's US Masters will be the 81st edition of the tournament and will kick off the four Majors Championships in 2017 as the US Open, Open Championship and US PGA Championship will follow later in the season.
Revised: 03/28/2017 - Article Viewed 480 Times
Written By: Todd Wolff
Todd Wolff is a well traveled freelance writer on golf, beer and travel. In 2005, Todd joined GolfTrips.com as the first contributor. When he is not on the links, Todd is brewing his legendary craft beers. In addition, to golf writing he is a world renowned graphic artist who has won numerous industry awards in logo design and product packaging.
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