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Tuesday
Apr092013

Day: Let The Patrons In Just A Tad Earlier

Guy Yocom talked to players about things they'd change at the Masters and as you'd expect for the world's best run sporting event, they struggled to come up with much criticism.

However, Jason Day did make one very good suggestion to the Lords of Augusta: let the fans in earlier.

While this isn't a big deal, as he notes, on Thursday when the Palmer, Nicklaus and Player trio makes their goosebump-inducing first tee cameo, the patrons have to move quickly to get a spot.

Let the fans through the gates just a little earlier, especially the first two rounds. I've been to the course early and have seen people racing to get to their favorite spot. I've heard that on Thursday, there's barely enough time for people to get in place to see the honorary starters. They're so excited, they don't want to miss a minute of anything. It's a long day, but for those who want to get there early, why not let them in?

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I picked Jason Day as one of choices in golfclubatlas's Masters pool. Seems like one of the good guys. :~)
04.9.2013 | Unregistered CommenterT Money
To be honest, I am a bit surprised Jason Day qualified for the Masters.

He hasn't won a tournament in almost three years and it has been almost two years now since he had some high finishes in a major.

Maybe the Masters Committee has been duped by all the TaylorMade commercials he keeps appearing in.

There isn't a golfer that gets as much visibility relative to actual results as Jason Day gets. Maybe the most overrated golf out there.

I guess that is watch a catchy name and charismatic looks gets you.
04.9.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBuzzard
Found this webpage that really shows the routing of the course really well, had to share.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/interactive/2013/apr/09/masters-2013-golf-interactive
04.9.2013 | Unregistered CommenterRJ
Masters website says Day qualified by being in the Top 50 in the World rankings...both 2012 and currently. Seems good enough to me, if that's the rules.
04.9.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMark
Thanks for the link RJ. That's awesome!
04.9.2013 | Unregistered Commenterjohngpbg
@RJ...excellent!... Having been there it is even more fun to see the layout from above as if in the blimp! And I learned something from the always astute Geoff Ogilvy...the green at #2 is replicated for the practice putting green. Thanks!
04.9.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBobby D
Buzzard,
Not sure where you're reading all that hype about Jason Day - I'd definitely disagree with most overrated. I mean: Semis at the Match Play, Top Ten at Pebble and the Farmer's this year alone, with the last missed cut coming at Kiawah. You're right - he hasn't won lately or contended at majors, but that's true for most other players in the Top 50 as well.
If you really wanted to pick on somebody out of the Rocketballz commercials, why not start with Sean O'Hair? What's he these days...barely in the Top 200? How did he make it into a TV commercial?
04.9.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlex H.
Alex - O'Hair won the Canadian Open less than 2 yrs ago. He also has four wins.

Apart from winning the Byron Nelson in 2010, Day seems only capable of the occaional high finish interspersed with long periods of very mediocre performance.

It does seem that it was the semifinal appearance at Accenture that secured Day's spot - it was fortunate that the give all those points for WGCs.
04.9.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBuzzard
Great link from the Grauniad, but the satellite view must be a composite. It shows the new practice range, but Hootie Wood down the right side of the 11th hole is completely missing and shows what I remember from the 1986-1998. Is Hootie Wood gone? Please.
04.9.2013 | Unregistered CommenterKLG
Day is right, my son and I were in the scramble Thursday morning to see Jack and Arnold three years ago. We left NC at 3:00 and were at the gate around 6ish. They don't let patrons in until the last second so most of the good spots are taken by members, media and others that get in early.

Worked out fine for us having a cute 9 year old helps secure a good viewing spot.
Hootie Wood!

Copyright that one. They should put a plaque there, or maybe a mini replica of the Hollywood sign.
04.10.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDsl

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