Better weather and longer days, especially for us in the Northwest, are among the most relevant, but April also excites us because it is the kick off to golf's first major, "The Masters".
Every golfer knows the week of the Masters to be the best golf event of the year. It's tough to understand what it is that puts this competition in a category all its own, but golf and the Masters seem to go hand-in-hand. Could be the course? The Players? The Coverage? The Name? I am sure we all can agree it's probably a combination of it all.
Regardless, it is every professional golfers dream to win this event, and though there may be a handful who claim not to put too high a priority on it (highly doubtful), it is easy to imagine that achieving the most coveted victory in golf, and at last, putting on the Green Jacket is likely a good feeling - it would be hard to argue otherwise. Professional golfers view the Masters as the one major to win.
Of course the experts have their picks but here are some picks from the staff at Pinemeadow:
Bubba Watson:"I don't read the PGA Tour site to highlight all of his stats but he uses Twitter to keep me updated on his life and his golf game. I appreciate his tweets and he's having a great season so far. His play is relaxed and he knows he can finish. It's a perfect foundation for him to get to the next level and a Green Jacket would suit him well."- Gabe B.
Nick Watney:"He is one of the more accurate drivers in the game while not giving up any distance. The confidence he gained with his putter at Doral to capture the World Golf Championships- Cadillac Championship will carry over to Augusta. Go get-em Nick!" - Chris C.
Ben Crane:"Well he drives the ball straight, he is putting well and he ranks high in scrambling !! It's Augusta .. He who putts well on those greens wins." - Guy M.
Fred Couples:"Freddy and Augusta go hand and hand. It would be pretty awesome for the game of golf if he were to make the final group. It's hard not to root for the guy and let's hope he can put together a magical run together like Watson did at the British Open but close it out with a win!" - Tommy B.
Phil Mickelson"I love rooting for Phil. He's fun to watch." - Nathan H.
Like most of us we will never hit a drive, make a putt at Augusta and the only green jacket we'll wear in my lifetime is the one someone gave us years ago, and it says nothing of our ability to golf. We can only enjoy another magical week in golf, which is good enough for everyone here at Pinemeadow.