The First Major of the year is here and all the golfers
who qualified for The Masters are eager to win the green blazer. Its a
historical golfing event which will be held at Augusta National Golf Club.
Defending champ Charl Schwartzel will be wanting to defend his title but it
will be extremely difficult as all the other golfers want that title just as
much as he does.
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy command most of the
attention leading into Thursday’s start of the 76th Masters, but there will be
95 other golfers trying to win the champion’s green jacket, too.
World No 7 Woods, the highest-ranked Masters winner, snapped
a 2 1/2-year win drought by taking the Arnold Palmer Invitational two weeks
ago, showing the form that brought him 14 career major titles, four off Jack
Second-ranked McIlroy, a Northern Ireland prodigy who won
last month’s Honda Classic to seize the top ranking for two weeks, won his
first major crown at last year’s US Open after a back-nine Sunday collapse cost
him the Masters. He will be eager two win his 2nd Major Championship
and also would like to regain the No 1 position in the Golf Ranking.
Either Woods, 36, or McIlroy, 22, is featured on covers
of the latest golf magazines, both of them drawn in boxing gloves for one
publication. They are not the whole show at Augusta National this week, but
they are the headliners
World No 3 Lee Westwood, searching for his first major
golf title at age 38 after a host of near misses, remains patient entering
Thursday’s start of the 76th Masters despite the frustration. The 38-year-old
Englishman has finished in the top three at five of the past 10 major
championships, including Masters and British Open runner-up efforts in 2010 and
shares of third at the 2011 US Open and the 2009 British Open and PGA. So he
will be fighting hard to win his first Major Championship.
Luke Donald’s quest for a first Major sees him tackle
Augusta National for the eighth time this week and the lessons of the past tell
him he needs to take some of the pressure off himself. The World No 1 Golfer is
determined to win the green jacket and to also keep his position as No 1 golfer
in the world.
We can’t count out the SA golfers they also want to wear
the green jacket and with Charl defending champion he too will be wanting to
keep the title and wear the Jacket for another year. Good luck to them
Good Luck to all the golfers its going to be a awesome