National Drive, Chip & Putt Championship to be Held At Augusta National On Sunday Before Masters In 2014

When I was younger, I used to play a lot of computer golf.  Links LS computer golf that is.  Courses like Banff Springs, Bighorn, Castle Pines and other top venues around the country were the nightly hosts for my fantasy world enjoyment.  I recall several of my buddies asking if they had Augusta National GC available to play on the computer, and I would always laugh off the thought.  Augusta would NEVER do such a thing, as they are so private, I remember both thinking and saying.

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2013 Masters Golf Picks- Locks, Semi-Fliers, Sleepers and Of Course, The Driver-off-the-Deck BOLD Play of the Week

Not that any of you would have any interest in joining some sort of office Masters pool or a little pool-age on the side with some of your buddies (no way, no how!), but just in case you garner a wee bit of interest in what’s transpiring in Augusta this week I suppose I’ll throw out a few Masters Pool picks.  Ah yes, the Masters is here.  Wait, let’s repeat that for effect- IT’S MASTERS WEEK!

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The Masters 2013 Golf Betting Odds and Picks- 8 Unit Super Pick Pack of Awesomeness #isitThursdayyet

If I were a young lad sporting a pocket full of benjamins looking to make a wager on this week’s Masters (not that we condone that sort of thing- no way, no how), here are the player odds worthy of those spare shillings:

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2013 Masters TV Schedule Viewing Guide

Your 2013 Masters TV Schedule Viewing Guide

ESPN, CBS and Golf Channel straight up stacked their lineups during Masters week as Geoff Shackelford lists:

First, here’s actual TV coverage on ESPN (all times EST):

Wed., April 10 
Masters Par 3 Contest  3 p.m.  ESPN, ESPN3, WatchESPN
SportsCenter at the Masters 5 p.m. ESPN, WatchESPN

Thu., April 11 
First Round 3 p.m.  ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3, WatchESPN
First Round (encore) 8 p.m. ESPN, WatchESPN

Fri., April 12
Second Round 3 p.m. ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3, WatchESPN
Second Round (encore) 8 p.m. ESPN, WatchESPN

Sat., April 13 
Third Round 4 p.m. ESPN 3D (I seriously need to check out this 3D stuff sometime)

Sun., April 14
Final Round 4 p.m. ESPN 3D

 

CBS Weekend Coverage:

Saturday, April 13  3:00-7:00 PM

Sunday, April 14 2:00-7:00 PM

 

And of course on Golf Channel:

Monday, April 8
7-10 a.m. Morning Drive
3-5 p.m. Live From the Masters News Conferences
5-6 p.m. Masters Highlights 2012: Bubba Watson
6-7 p.m.  The Golf Fix
7-8 p.m. Live From the Masters

Tuesday, April 9

7-9 a.m. Morning Drive
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Live From the Masters (includes player news conferences)
7-9 p.m. Live From the Masters

Wednesday, April 10
7-9 a.m. Morning Drive
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Live From the Masters (includes player news conferences)
7-9 p.m. Live From the Masters

6-8 a.m. Morning Drive
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Live From the Masters
7:30-9:30 p.m. Live From the Masters

Thursday, April 11 & Friday, April 12

6-8 a.m. Morning Drive
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Live From the Masters
7:30-9:30 p.m. Live From the Masters

Saturday, April 13
7-9:30 a.m. Morning Drive
9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Live From the Masters
7-9 p.m. Live From the Masters

Sunday, April 14
7-9:30 a.m. Morning Drive
9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Live From the Masters
7-9 p.m. Live From the Masters

 

 

Rory McIlroy Finishes 2nd at Valero Texas Open, But His Slippery Dimpled Swooshes Won’t Cut It at Augusta

Yep, Rory McIlroy finished 2nd at the Valero Texas Open on Sunday.  He’s back, right?  He’s finally settled into those Nike clubs, right?  He’s now a for sure automatic contender and favorite to win at Augusta next week, right?  Oh so wrong.  Oh young grasshopper, let me count the ways.

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