It’s the eve of the 87th Masters Invitational Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. The event is widely considered to be the pinnacle of golf and its most prestigious tournament, at least stateside.
Founded by the great Bobby Jones, a career is defined by winning, and in some cases never winning, the Masters. The greats have dominated at Augusta, too. Jack Nicklaus won six, Tiger Woods has won five, Arnold Palmer has four, and players like Gary Player, Phil Mickelson, and Nick Faldo have two.
This year’s tournament is highly anticipated, as it is one of the rare matchups we get between players based on the PGA Tour and those based on the breakaway LIV Tour, backed by Saudi Arabia. With LIV having some of the most recognizable names in the game that are still in their prime like Dustin Johnson, Cam Smith, and Brooks Koepka.
But, it seems like the weather may play a big part in terms of how the weekend goes and when we see golf.
We are two days away from The Masters and we're starting to get a picture of the weather for the four-day tournament.
It could be wet at Augusta this year, with rain in the forecast almost every day. pic.twitter.com/8jINQo3HK5
— Covers (@Covers) April 4, 2023
That is not great, to say the least. And, for a player like Tiger Woods, whose bad leg would make it awfully tough for him to have to play more than 18 holes in a day, something that rain could require. Tiger’s caddy Joe La Cava spoke out about it.
🚨#NEW: Joe LaCava spoke to NY POST about TW and possibility of weather delays: “I can’t imagine him trying to go 27-plus holes around here. He’s pretty banged up. If it wasn’t Augusta he probably wouldn’t be playing. He still has the power, the swing speed, the shots and the…
— TWLEGION (@TWlegion) April 5, 2023
Of course, the dream scenario for Tiger is that Thursday and Friday’s rounds goes to plan, as the forecast is showing the rain on Friday being pushed back a little bit. Then, Saturday is washed out, giving him a day of rest, before rounds on Sunday and Monday. That would probably give him his best shot to win the Masters.
Play gets underway Thursday. Woods is paired with Viktor Hovland and Xander Schauffele.