The second weekend of April, also known as Masters weekend, is sacred. MG is starting to get used to it (key word here being “starting”). I have yet to set foot on Augusta, but my brother has been twice and swears it’s the ultimate experience for every golf nerd.
The hype leading up to this year’s Masters is making us giddy: Eldrick is back, Rory is looking for his first green jacket and Phil the Thrill wants his fourth. World No. 1 Luke Donald and Lee Westwood are both still chasing their first major and defending champion Charl Schwartzel, smooth Justin Rose and Aussies Jason Day and Adam Scott could make some noise. But after all the fun, we see Rory slipping into his first green jacket. Let’s just hope he goes with a better look than this.
I’m still holding out for the real thing but until then, this version by the Canadian boys of DSquared2 will do nicely.
On a serious note from MG: As sacred as the Masters is, and even though I could care less what a douche like Tiger Woods does, since I first heard Augusta was a whites-only club until 1990 (yes, 1990), I’ve always thought Tiger should boycott the tournament. And if those wealthy Augusta men don’t give Virginia Rometty, IBM’s CEO a green jacket this weekend, the tournament is officially banned in our house. Read all the details here about the men-only club that’s in a bit of a pickle over its sexist membership rule. Will the possible loss of sponsorship be the tipping point? I feel sick just writing that.