Friday, April 3

2009 Masters Coverage


The Masters is almost here. (John Trainor/Flickr)

I’M READY FOR THE MASTERS. Here’s some of what I’ll have for you next week before they tee off at Augusta National.

Interview with First Augusta Native to Play in Masters

No, it’s not Vaughn Taylor, Charles Howell III, or Larry Mize. Hint: It’s someone who actually met Bobby Jones when he was 9 years old and later played in the Masters while Jones and Clifford Roberts followed him and watched from a cart.

ADDED:
5 Questions for Masters Champion Zach Johnson
Just got this to add to the Masters mix from my friends at Sports Media Challenge. Zach talks about his Masters preparation and Augusta National.

Q&A: Golf Writer Art Spander, Recipient of PGA Lifetime Achievement Award
Award-winning sports journalist Art Spander has covered 120 majors. Art shares his thoughts on covering major championship golf, including snippets on Ben Hogan’s last Masters and the stunning win by Jack Nicklaus in the 1986 Masters.

The Masters from an Aussie Perspective
It’s 5 a.m. on Monday in Australia when the final round is underway at Augusta National Golf Club. Read about the unique experience of a lifelong Aussie golf fan who has sacrificed many hours of sleep to root on his countrymen, all too often a heartbreaking exercise.

−The Armchair Golfer

Get Your FREE 2009 Masters Tournament Guide!
I recently published a 44-page 2009 Masters Tournament Guide filled with need-to-know information, stories, interviews, humor and more. I’d like you to have one.

3 comments :

AppleDawg said...

Outside of opening week in college football, the weekend of the Masters is my favorite time of the year!

The Armchair Golfer said...

I'm really looking forward to it, too.

Vincetastic said...

Another great post Armchair Golfer I really enjoy your site after discovering it recently. This is one of the best Masters fields in recent memory. There are so many story lines and with Tiger coming off his first victory of the year, it could be another classic. Personally I hope Ernie Els wins his first Masters, he’s one of the best golfers who hasn’t worn the green jacket. I made a list on my site of who I think is the favorite to win this year: http://www.toptentopten.com/topten/2009+masters+favorites. You can vote which changes the rank of each golfer, and if you don’t agree with my picks you can add your own.