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🏌🏻 13 LIV Golfers Qualify Masters

Plus: Drills for rotational power

Good morning. The Masters 2024 tees off in nine days!

The lowest round recorded at The Masters is nine-under-par at 63, registered by Nick Price (1986) and Greg Norman (1996).

β›³ This day in history: On this date in 1939, Ralph Guldahl won the sixth Masters Tournament by one shot over Sam Snead after shooting 70 and 69 in a 36-hole final day due to a Thursday rainout. Guldahl had an overall nine-under score of 279 and stopped a two-year streak of finishing second.

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Tournaments This Week

PGA Tour: Valero Texas Open

πŸ“ When and Where: April 4-7, TPC San Antonio, Texas
πŸ’° Purse: $9.2 million
🏌🏻 Headliners: Rory McIlroy, Ludvig Aberg, Max Homa, Jordan Spieth

LIV Golf: LIV Miami

πŸ“When and Where: April 5-7, Blue Monster, Trump National Doral
πŸ’° Purse: $25 million
🏌🏻 Headliners: Jon Rahm, Joaquin Niemann, Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson

LPGA Tour: T-Mobile Match Play

πŸ“When and Where: April 3-7, Shadow Creek Golf Course, Las Vegas
πŸ’° Purse: $2 million
🏌🏻 Headliners: Nelly Korda, Lydia Ko, Rose Zhang

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Rory Follows Tiger to Augusta

Photo: Getty Images | Source: PGA Tour

Rory McIlroy is on a scouting trip to Augusta National just two days after Tiger Woods travelled to the venue and played a round of golf ahead of the Masters next week.

⛳️ Rory at Augusta: McIlroy reached the venue on April 1 but further details have not been revealed. He will tee up on April 11 for the 16th time in his career at this major tournament.

McIlroy has made it clear that he's ready to give it his all at the Masters this year in a bid to complete his career Grand Slam. He earlier added multiple events to his calendar to boost his preparations and the scouting mission is also a part of the process.

Rory's record @ The Masters:

🧒 First Appearance: 2009
🏌️ Tournaments Played: 15
πŸ’° Career Earnings: $4,167,521
πŸ“Œ Scoring Average: 71.50
πŸš€ Cuts Made: 12

⛳️ Rory Returns To Tour Action: McIlroy is a part of the field that tees off on April 4 at the Valero Texas Open. This is set to be his first PGA Tour start since The Players.

McIlroy is the highest-ranked player in the field at TPC San Antonio but will face a stern challenge from the likes of Ludvig Aberg, Brian Harman and Max Homa among others.

He notably finished runner-up at this event in 2013 and missed the cut in 2022.

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These 13 LIV Golfers Made It To The Masters

Photo: Getty Images | Source: express.co.uk

There are 13 LIV Golf players who will be playing at Augusta National next week but Ian Poulter isn't one of them. Poulter played a practice round at the venue recently but has no plans of participating in the tournament.

"I was invited to play by a member and it was in incredible condition. I last played the tournament in 2021. And that will be my last competitive Masters."

- Ian Poulter

Poulter has 16 starts at the Masters including three top-10s and nine top-25 finishes.

🏌🏻Which LIV Golfers Are In?

Here are the 13 LIV Golf players who'll be teeing it up at Augusta National after fulfilling various qualification criteria:

πŸ“ŒΒ Former Masters Champions: Jon Rahm, Patrick Reed, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, Charl Schwartzel, Dustin Johnson and Bubba Watson

πŸ“Œ 2020 US Open Champion: Bryson DeChambeau

πŸ“Œ 2023 The Open Champion: Cameron Smith

πŸ“Œ 2019 PGA Championship Winner: Brooks Koepka

πŸ“Œ OWGR Top 50: Tyrrell Hatton and Adrian MeronkΒ 

πŸ“Œ Special Invitation: Joaquin Niemann

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What else is making news

Roll Back Test: Bryson DeChambeau tested β€œRolled Back” Golf Balls with surprising results.

Who's In? Check out the updated playing field for the Masters following the conclusion of the Houston Open.

T-Mobile Match Play: The LPGA Tour event will take place from April 3-7 at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, Nevada - check out the new format.

Masters 2024: A solar eclipse will sweep across the United States on Monday, April 8 and could affect the first day of practice rounds at Augusta National.

LPGA Tour: The LPGA Foundation Board has announced Susan Pikitch as the new Chair of the Board of Directors. Pikitch is the chief financial officer at the United States Golf Association (USGA).

TGL: Steve Cohen-owned New York Golf Club’s star-studded roster includes Xander Schauffele, Rickie Fowler, Cameron Young and Matthew Fitzpatrick. for new Tomorrow’s Golf League.

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EXCLUSIVE: All You Need To Know About The Augusta Masters

Source: Golf Reporter

The countdown to the Masters continues and in this Golf Reporter exclusive article, we take a look at all the records that have been created at Augusta National over the years.

⛳️ Who holds the record for the most wins at The Masters?

Jack Nicklaus – 6 victories (1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975, 1986)
Tiger Woods – 5 victories (1997, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2019)
Arnold Palmer – 4 victories (1958, 1960, 1962, 1964)

⛳️ What’s the largest winning margin at The Masters?

Tiger Woods’ inaugural victory by 12 shots at The Masters in 1997 holds the record for the widest margin of victory.

⛳️ Who holds the title of the oldest Masters champion?

Jack Nicklaus became the oldest Masters winner at the age of 46 years, 2 months, and 23 days when he claimed his sixth and final Masters victory in 1986.

⛳️ Who holds the record for the youngest Masters champion?

Tiger Woods holds the record as the youngest Masters champion. He was 21 years, 3 months, and 14 days old when he won his first Major title at The Masters in 1997.

⛳️ Who holds the record for the most Masters appearances before their first win?

Sergio Garcia clinched his first Masters victory on his 19th appearance at Augusta.

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Drills For Rotational Power

In this video, we share 3 drills that will help with your rotational power and improve your overall golf swing.

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