World’s Top Golfers Seek ‘Royalty’ at the Masters

The world’s top golfers are ready to take aim at golf’s first major as the Masters tees off Thursday at Augusta.
For a few of the heavy hitters, they’re still trying to win perhaps the most coveted prize in golf.
The weather has been the talk of Augusta so far.
Practice rounds were cancelled today and Monday.
Dustin Johnson hopes to be the talk of Augusta when play begins tomorrow.
The world’s number one player is searching for his first green jacket.
He has won three straight tournaments, and he credits his recent success to his family.
Said Johnson:”But I think the biggest thing for me was when me and Paulina had our son Tatum. I think that was probably the biggest change in my life.”
Former number one in the world golfer Jason Day is still looking for his first green jacket as well.
Day almost skipped the Masters because his mother is fighting cancer.
Said Day:”We’re very, very pleased to have her get through this stage, and hopefully she can live a very long life.”
A cancer fight is certainly far more serious than Jordan Spieth overcoming his demons at the 12th hole last year, when he had a quadruple bogey that took him out of the lead.
Said Spieth:”I stepped up today. First day back with the crowds, and hit it to about that, which was nice. Obviously it’s not the tournament. I’m excited about the opportunity ahead.”
Remember Rory McIroy.
He still needs the green jacket to complete the career golf grand slam.
Said McIlroy:”It has been a relatively quiet build up to the Masters for me, which is quite nice. It has been qutie a bit of a change from the last couple of years.”
It seems winning the Masters is better than almost anything.
Reporter:”Complete the phrase. Being the Masters champion is better than?”
Said defending Masters champ Danny Willett:(chuckles)”My wife is here. I better. I don’t want to say anything that I would get in trouble.”
Said 3-time Masters champ Phil Mickelson:”Well being a Masters champion is better than not being a Masters champion. I think that’s stating the obvious. I can’t think of a place that you would want to win at and be apart of the history more than Augusta National because you get to come back every year. Be apart of this tournament. You get treated like royalty.”

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