Good mid-day, and also welcome to our insurance coverage of the initial day’s play from the 2021 Masters at Augusta National, Georgia. If it feels like the last competition right here was just a couple of months earlier, then that is since it was – it was delayed and also ultimately happened in November, with Dustin Johnson the ultimate champion. He is once more preferred to take the Green Jacket, yet if he does not, after that on whose shoulders might he be putting it on Sunday night?
Alongside him are a host of the typical suspects: Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas and also, naturally, the success Bryson DeChambeau.
Our Golf Correspondent, James Corrigan, claims that whoever thrives today will certainly have dominated the “authentic Augusta”, various to the problems that the area dealt with in mid-November, 2020.
As the controling bodies prepare to control the boom team — the similarity
Bryson DeChambeau that, with their 350-yard plus lugs, are endangering to decrease Amen Corner to a couple of “Hail Marys” — Mother Nature has actually tipped up to home plate to guarantee it will certainly instead a lot more fascinating than the drive, wedge and also putt that symbolized Johnson’s delight in November.
No disrespect to the globe No 1 — and also it is incomparably feasible that he ends up being simply the 4th in background after Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and also Sir Nick Faldo to protect their Masters title efficiently — yet whoever dominates on Sunday will certainly have dominated the authentic Augusta.
“The reality that Dustin was 20-under was a mix of his phenomenal play which at the very same time, unquestionably, the fairway was soft,” Fred Ridley, the Augusta chairman stated. “But that truly had absolutely nothing to do with the method the training course is playing today. We have actually had perfect climate and also this is the initial year possibly returning to 2013, when we really entered the week with the training course playing company and also quickly, as it is right currently. We have it right where we desire it.”
Play will obtain under method and also we will certainly have rolling updates throughout the initial day’s activity and also, naturally, the complying with 3. Among sporting activity’s biggest competitors is back where it belongs.