By Adam Roberts – 4/8/2021
The feeling of having two Masters in less than five months is a different kind of bizarre. I have always associated, as I’m sure many others have, with the teeing off of round one at Augusta as the true start of spring, so watching the world’s best do battle in November was more than a bit odd. But as with many other things this spring, a hint of normalcy is returning.
The Masters tees off today from Augusta National Golf Course in Georgia. One of the PGA Tour’s most prestigious tournaments returns to its regular April start after the pandemic pushed it to November last year. A limited number of fans will also be allowed back for this year’s event. Among the favorites to take home the Green Jacket are Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy. Johnson came away as the winner in 2020.
Five-time Masters champion Tiger Woods will be watching from home after being seriously injured during a February car crash.