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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 66                                                         
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I'm kind of coming in with high confidence but also low expectation, in the sense that I can't control so many variables that are going to be out there this week.  My skill set should produce a chance to win if all goes well. So I'm kind of going in with I need to execute really well this week to have a chance. It's just about a good game plan around here. It's going to come down to whether I can just really clearly execute all week. So that's where my mindset is really. Not worried about the other players or the other variables. But, I'm coming in as playing as good as I've ever played, so I'm excited about that.”

BRAIN TEASER: Six players age 40 or older have ever won the Masters. Can you name all six?

DEMAND VERSUS SUPPLY: Augusta National is the most iconic course in all of golf, so it's no surprise that tickets to the Masters are some of the toughest to acquire in all of sports. But the recent return to form of Tiger Woods has led to even more interest, with the price of an entry badge good for the entire tournament now surpassing $6,000 on resale websites such as StubHub and Vivid Seats. For fans who don't need to see every day of the tournament, single-day tickets are available for a more reasonable amount, with most days available for roughly $1,500, but fluctuating depending on the day. READ MORE>>>

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HUMMMM: Dustin Johnson, 17-time PGA TOUR winner, has failed to post a sub-par third-round at Augusta National in the six times he’s advanced to the weekend.

Tiger Woods enters the 2018 Masters Tournament ranked No. 104. After his last appearance at the Masters in 2015, the former World No. 1 was ranked No. 101.

Dating to 1991, with the exception of Zach Johnson in 2007 (T4), Bubba Watson in 2012 (T3), Adam Scott in 2013 (3rd) and Danny Willett in 2016 (T5), each Masters champion has been T2 or better after 54 holes.

The top three players with the most prize money won at the Masters are Phil Mickelson ($7,801,762 in 25 starts), Tiger Woods ($7,360,473 in 20 starts) and Jordan Spieth ($3,705,200 in 4 starts).

Since the Masters began in 1934, not a single player has shot four rounds in the 60s during a Masters Tournament.

WHY CHANGE? When it comes to golf equipment, Tiger Woods is a creature of habit. More than two decades have gone by since Woods' historic 1997 Masters triumph, but not much has changed with regards to his gear. Sure, Woods is now using adjustable metalwoods with graphite shafts and swapped his butter knife 2-iron for a driving iron; however, that's pretty much the extent of the changes that have occurred. The rest of Woods' set makeup, from the lengths to lofts, have remained frozen in time. Woods' reluctance to tinker with his equipment was apparent during a nine-year run from 1997 to 2005 when he won four green jackets — three of which came with steel-shafted woods. READ MORE>>>

HERE WE GO AGAIN: “I think it would be difficult, frankly, to have a golf ball for one tournament, but I wouldn’t rule anything out,” Ridley said. “We’re always going to do what we think is in the best interest of the tournament.” READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

EXPERIENCE MATTERS: Tiger Woods has not competed at the U.S. Masters since 2015 but that did not stop the four-times champion from sending a warning shot to his rivals on Tuesday that echoed through the tall pines that line Augusta National. READ MORE>>>

READY TO GO: “I made big strides in the last two weeks to get from kind of a panic place to a very calm, collected and confident place,” Spieth said two days before the Masters. “It’s difficult to do in two weeks. Sometimes it takes years. And I feel like I’ve been able to speed that process up a lot over the last couple weeks.” READ MORE>>>

EASY DOES IT: Dustin Johnson has plans on the eve of this week’s U.S. Masters and it is a safe bet they do not involve being anywhere near a staircase. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I'm kind of coming in with high confidence but also low expectation, in the sense that I can't control so many variables that are going to be out there this week.  My skill set should produce a chance to win if all goes well. So I'm kind of going in with I need to execute really well this week to have a chance. It's just about a good game plan around here. It's going to come down to whether I can just really clearly execute all week. So that's where my mindset is really. Not worried about the other players or the other variables. But, I'm coming in as playing as good as I've ever played, so I'm excited about that.”--Justin Rose, last year’s runner up to Sergio Garcia.

Ben Hogan, age 40 in 1953, Sam Snead, age 42 in 1954, Gary Player, age 42 in 1978, Jack Nicklaus, age 46 in 1986, Ben Crenshaw, age 43 in 1995 and Mark O’Meara, age 41 in 1998 are the only 40-somethings to have won the Masters.

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