Good afternoon from Classic Swing Golf School! Who’s keeping up with The Masters?
This year’s Masters Tournament is the 80th edition of the Mastersand the first of golf’s four major championships to be held in 2016. This major golf tournament is played annually at the Augusta National Golf Club at Augusta, Georgia.
The Masters has the smallest field of the four major championships. Officially, the Masters remains an invitation event, but there is a set of qualifying criteria that determines who is included in the field. Each player is classified according to the first category by which he qualified, with other categories in which he qualified shown in parentheses.
Golfers who qualify based solely on their performance in amateur tournaments must remain amateurs on the starting day of the tournament to be eligible to play.
The 2016 Masters gets underway Thursday, April 6 at Augusta National, where Jordan Spieth will try to defend his Masters title from the likes of Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott and all the biggest stars in the game.
Just when it was starting to look a lot like last year, Jordan Spieth decided to make a mistake and give the rest of the field a gift. Spieth opened with two birdies in his first three holes to extend his lead to five shots at one point, but that work was undone with a four-putt double-bogey at the fifth hole.
The rest of the field, which included world No. 1 Jason Day and Rory McIlroy, stalled out in the Friday winds at the Masters. Spieth began his second round by pouring in birdies to extend his lead.
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