The wait is almost over for golf fans as the biggest tournament of the year is less than 24 hours away. Just five months after the first-ever fall Masters Tournament that happened in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic with no fans, we will be able to see patrons this upcoming weekend. Dustin Johnson will be returning to defend his title and is the favorite to win the tournament after dominating in November.
Brooks Koepka will also be making an appearance despite recently having knee surgery less than a month ago. He was poking fun on Twitter at the fact that he still has trouble bending down and will definitely provide some comedy out on the course.
Stanky Leg is coming back, watch it on the TikTok 😆 https://t.co/pZaxaua7U7
— Brooks Koepka (@BKoepka) April 6, 2021
Notably missing from the weekend will be Tiger Woods as he continues to recover from the car accident in February where he suffered multiple major injuries. Although he is at home recovering, he is in good spirits as he tweets out jokes to some of the other players. A chair was even left open at the Champions dinner Tuesday night for him.
I’ll miss running up @DJohnsonPGA’s bill at the Champions Dinner tonight. It’s still one of my favorite nights of the year.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) April 6, 2021
Thursday morning is the start of the four-day tournament with tee times beginning at 8:00am and the last tee time of the day at 2:00pm. Who will make it to Sunday and who will miss the cut? After Jordan Spieth won his first tournament in over 4 years last week in Texas, he has become another front runner to look out for this weekend. Will his hard work and recent success continue?
Another factor to consider for the weekend is the weather. The forecast is already predicting high winds and thunderstorms which will add even more variables to the players game throughout the weekend.