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Augusta National Golf Club
The PGA Tour heads to Augusta as the first major of 2021 gets underway.
It's only been five months since the 2020 Masters, but in some ways, this edition of the Masters feels like one we've been waiting on for a long time. Perhaps it's because everything about 2020 felt so strange and only recently have things in the sporting world started to feel somewhat normal again. It's amazing how much fans add to the atmosphere of any sporting event. I wrote last year that I didn't miss spectators all that much during the normal PGA Tour stops, but at the majors, it sure adds to the experience and I'm glad we'll have some "patrons" on site this year.
As always, there are plenty of storylines heading into the Masters – Will DJ repeat? Is Jordan Spieth all the way back? – but I'm most interested in seeing how the course plays back in its regular spot on the calendar. Augusta is known for its danger on and around the greens, but rain can sometimes spoil the fun and make things too easy for these guys. After last year's winning score came in at 20-under-par, it is assumed that the setup will be a bit more challenging this time around. However, rain could be a factor on the weekend, and that could be a factor when it comes to determining who takes home the green jacket.
Dustin Johnson shot a