The Masters 2000
Coolest story: British amateur champ Graeme Storm will use his mother as his caddie.
|What: The Masters, golf's most prestigious tournament |
When: Thursday, April 6 (first group tees off at 8:15 a.m. EDT) through Sunday, April 9
Where: Unlike golf's three other major tournaments (the U.S. Open, the British Open, and the PGA Championship), the Masters has been played on the same course every year since 1934 - Augusta (Ga.) National Golf Club.
Who: 95 golfers are entered.
Last year's winner: Spain's Jose Maria Olazabal defeated Davis Love III by two strokes for his second Masters win.
Course Description: The course is 6,985 yards long. The second hole is the longest, measuring a robust 575 yards. Water, sand and rough - yes, there's plenty of it. This year, the rough was actually increased, making the fairways a bit narrower and putting even more importance on accurate driving.
Favorite to win: Yeah right, as if you didn't know already. Tiger Woods is a 5-2 favorite to win, followed not so closely by Davis Love III and Tom Lehman, both at 10-1. The only thing not in Tiger's favor is the fact that he was on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week.