We’re still a day away from competition, and the 2010 Masters Golf Tournament has already become the biggest golfing event of the new decade.
Today is the traditional “Par 3″ day, in which practice rounders who boast wedge skills that the rest of us dream to own, strut their stuff in the Par 3 contest. If you have any desire to catch some of the action, you can find it all at the Masters site.
If ratings watchers noticed the inevitable dip in golf viewers during the Tiger hiatus, they’ll see the peak spike by Sunday. This is especially true if Tiger Woods has a chance to win the tournament, or if word gets out that some former “gal-pals” show up to take in a little gallery action. Word is, Tiger has more than a little extra security strutting with his entourage this week. Can you honestly blame the guy? Hell hath no fury than 15-plus women scorned.
Getting down to brass tacks, odds makers still have Tiger as the favorite heading into the competition rounds. Several onlookers have stated that he looked rusty, yet practice partners seem secure that Tiger is in it to win it, as he is in every tournament. The action will get started tomorrow morning, with gates opening at Augusta National at 8:00 EDT.
Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus will each take an honorary tee shot to get the balls in play just before the 10th hour, when the first three-some will hit the tee box. ESPN will carry live coverage beginning at 4 p.m. EDT/1 p.m. PDT. If that’s not enough, the Masters site will have the goods streaming for you all day.
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