The November US Masters was different in so many ways. It was odd watching the tournament without the huge crowds and hearing the massive roars, but it was much easier for us club golfers and armchair athletes to wake up and watch the TV coverage with an earlier sunrise and warmer living room conditions.
Like always the golf played was spectacular and I’m sure you all enjoyed seeing Aussie Cameron Smith play some wonderful golf to become the first player ever to break 70 in all 4 rounds. Unfortunately for Cameron, his quest for a green jacket was sabotaged by a red hot Dustin Johnson who ripped Augusta National apart with his long accurate driving and immaculate touch around the greens.
Smith had to settle for a joint 2nd place finish with the 22-year-old from Korea, Sungjae Im. Both players received a cheque for $1,012,000 US Dollars which I’m sure they will gladly accept. And as for DJ, his 20 under-par score of 268, beat the old record of 18 under held by Tiger Woods and Jordan Speith and earnt him a handy $2,070,000 USD. Not too bad for a week’s work!