A tradition unlike any other returns. The date might be different but the excitement for this week is business as usual. The Masters is by far my favorite week of the year. There are a lot of unknowns in regards to how the course will play. From a weather perspective, though, the historical November temperature is pretty close to in-line with April. It appears there will be a bit of weather that could impact the field so make sure you check back as we approach lock.
Updated Cut Rule
Per the official Masters Twitter account, “Beginning with the 2020 Masters Tournament, the low 50 players and ties will qualify for the final 36 holes. This is the first change to the cut since 2013.” That’s a change from the old “top 50 and ties plus within 10 strokes of the lead” cut rule.
It’s worth noting that 6/6 lineups are much more likely at the Masters than just about any other event. Once you eliminate the former champs that have no real shot of contending, you’re left with a pretty small pool to pick from.
Buy or Sell
Bryson DeChambeau ($11,200) comes in as the most expensive golfer in the field this week. One of the last times we saw him, he won the U.S. Open. As I’m writing this, DraftKings just tweeted out Bryson hitting 201 mph ball speed on the range which equates to a 362 yard carry. That length drive would fly the green at Flowering Peach.1 I’m not sure what to make of Bryson this week, but it’s going to be spectacular. It’ll either be a dominating victory or an ejection, the likes of which we’ve never seen, but no matter what it’ll be must-see TV.