3 Reasons You Don’t Want to Miss the 2017 Masters Tournament
This year marks the 81st Masters Tournament. The competition unfolds April 6–9 at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia.
Here are three reasons you don’t want to miss the 2017 Masters Tournament and see who will be awarded with the green jacket at the first of this year’s four major golf championships.
1. Danny Willett’s Return
2016 Masters Tournament winner Danny Willett may be hungry for another win with his best accomplishment since last year being runner-up at the Italian Open last September. But that doesn’t mean he hasn’t had a busy year — he competed in 32 events and welcomed the addition of a new baby to his family — just before this year’s Masters championship.
“It’s going to be an amazing feeling to be able to go back there,” Willett has said. “Forevermore, my name is in history at that golf club and I’m going to be able to go there and be part of the Augusta family and enjoy every experience when I go back there.”
2. The Destination
The Masters are at the same location every year, but that doesn’t mean you should discount the tireless charm of the South. With seasonal highs in the 70s and lows in the upper 40s — and very little rain — the weather couldn’t be more ideal for a trip down to Georgia.
Fly over to Charleston for a stop before heading home and indulge in some of the freshest, highest-renowned seafood in the country. If the big city is more your speed, pop over to Atlanta to experience the lively nightlife.
3. Tiger Woods
Love him or hate him, one of golf’s greats (if not the greatest) has qualified for his fifth Masters Tournament. With 14 major golf championships under his belt, the 41-year-old living legend is just four championships behind record holder Jack Nicklaus.
Unsurprisingly, the buzz around Woods hasn’t been quiet. Rumors have swirled that he won’t participate this year, though his agent refutes these claims.