Masters Golf 2023

The Masters will take place from April 6th to 9th so I thought I would start the annual thread early for what many consider to be the greatest sporting event of the year.

We will having the second annual Masters draft and I will post separately for that.

I am happy that the Masters took the lead among the majors in welcoming back all of the best golfers in the world and at least for this year the field won't be weakened by the LIV/PGA dispute and indeed it will be the first tournament of the year on the planet with all of the best golfers playing.

Scottie Sheffler is the defending champion and as such gets to pick the menu for the Champions dinner as set out below:


As I did last year, enjoy some beautiful pictures of Augusta National:


so how does the pool work? i went looking for past pool thread and no can find.

I’m still working on the format. Last year we reached picked three players to win. There will be a separate thread for the pool. Last year there was just one Masters thread started by Grover and the pool is in the thread.


i'm not interested in playing, but i will be an independent score person if you need, so you don't have to do the daily math. i guess it's only for a few days and not like a whole season like football.

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how can you tell i miss football lol

"let me do random math for your pool for a sporting event i have absolutely no interest in..." :sweat_smile:

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:canada: :golf:

Canadians invited to the 2023 Masters

Corey Conners
Mackenzie Hughes
Adam Svensson
Mike Weir


It's an exciting contest too, and it's complete with our own drama and even virtual cameos by Jim Nantz of CBS!

Last year some bizarre strategies like the litmus configuration were used, including by me to secure my first CFL Forum Green Jacket.

I could not believe it, and we even had the grandson of Auric Goldfinger show up to try to cheat like his grandfather! As we play by strict rules, he was of course foiled.

The trophy presentation and the celebration with even Mr. Beaver making an appearance, and especially the after-party, were legendary.

A Tradition Unlike Any Other. The Masters. CFL Forum. On CBS.


Conners , Svennson and Tiger would be my 3 picks .

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Thanks but the pool won’t be of a nature where scoring is needed. Just at the end. I’ve been in a Masters pool where we pick 8-10 players and scoring counts for going on some 40 years, but that’s a lot of work and requires more than a passing knowledge. We’ll keep it simple like last year.

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An article on the chances of two more Canadians getting into the Masters. Right now there are four playing, tying the record, although Mike Weir is only included because he won 20 years ago as he would have no hope of qualifying the usual way.

yea i was wondering what Weir was doing there. i probably have a better chance of making the cut.

All past tournament winners can play until they are about 60, just like the British Open.

That is the only way Weir could ever get in and the way LIV golfers such as Mickelson, Schwartzel, DJ and Bubba can play.

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  1. Masters Tournament Champions (Lifetime)
  2. US Open Champions (Honorary, non-competing after five years)
  3. The Open Champions (Honorary, non-competing after five years)
  4. PGA Champions (Honorary, non-competing after five years)
  5. Winners of The Players Championship (Three years)
  6. Current Olympic Gold Medalist (One year)
  7. Current US Amateur Champion (7-A) (Honorary, non-competing after one year) and the runner-up (7-B) to the current US Amateur Champion
  8. Current The Amateur Champion (Honorary, non-competing after one year)
  9. Current Asia-Pacific Amateur Champion (One year)
  10. Current Latin America Amateur Champion (One year)
  11. Current US Mid-Amateur Champion (One year)
  12. The first 12 players, including ties, in the previous year's Masters Tournament
  13. The first 4 players, including ties, in the previous year's US Open
  14. The first 4 players, including ties, in the previous year's The Open Championship
  15. The first 4 players, including ties, in the previous year's PGA Championship
  16. Individual winners of PGA Tour events that award a full-point allocation for the season-ending Tour Championship, from previous Masters to current Masters
  17. Those qualifying for the previous year's season-ending Tour Championship
  18. The 50 leaders on the Final Official World Golf Ranking for the previous calendar year
  19. The 50 leaders on the Official World Golf Ranking published during the week prior to the current Masters Tournament

This is so cool and how I wish more tournaments did just this. After 60, what happens? The player has to qualify via one of the other ways?

For some 60 is the new 50 too you know. At least that's my plan, because 5X is going to be the next late 30s now.

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Well it used to be forever until the Masters politely asked Arnold Palmer to not play anymore but be an honourary starter instead. Past winners like Watson and Nicklaus and Snead could play past 60 and usually not embarrass themselves (who can forget Watson almost accomplishing the greatest win in professional sports history by losing in a playoff at 59 at the 2009 Open), but others like Charles Coody and Billy Casper played into their 70’s and would routinely shoot high 80’s or 90’s or even quit after nine holes. They had seen enough of that although unlike the Open at least they weren’t taking anyone else’s spot in the field.

At first the age restriction was informal but I think they now have a firm policy and I think it’s 60, but could be 65. The Open is a firm 60. These are the only majors that can automatically be entered for life with a win. Many regular tournaments have an informal policy of providing sponsor’s exemptions to say a winner from 20 years earlier that wouldn’t qualify otherwise.

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Grover listed 19 ways that you could qualify . You might want to start by being an outstanding amateur player .

I see that Hamiltonian Mackenzie Hughes has moved on to the group of 16 in the WGC .He'll be playing on Saturday on the Golf Channel . He plays Max Homa .

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Mackenzie Hughes beat Homa and won $ 770 000 . Well done Mack !

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