From the Editor
How many of you will be glued to your TVs on April 13 for the final round of the 2014 Masters tournament at Augusta? And do you think Adam Scott, our cover guy and 2013 winner, will slip on the green jacket again this year?
I certainly don't know the answer to that second question, except to say that repeating at the Masters is a tall challenge for any golfer. I do know what all of you know from watching this major unfold each year, either in person or on TV: Augusta's one tricky course with challenging holes and lots of Masters drama attached to each of them. For that reason, we asked freelance writer Josh Sens to look at five of its trickiest holes and recount some of that drama seen on them through the years. You don't want to miss Josh's story; it's a fun, nostalgic read.
Given Augusta's renowned exclusivity, most of us will never be lucky enough to score an invite to play its 18 holes that challenge the pros during the Masters. But to give your game more oomph, Josh also interviewed past Masters champs - greats such as three-time winner Gary Player - for tips on making the types of tough shots they had to make on the holes Josh spotlights. Use their sage advice wherever you tee up, even if it's not among the azaleas. With the golf season now kicking off, we figured you'd welcome these lessons from the game's best.
- DON NICHOLS