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🏌🏻 Texas Open Update + Masters Goodies

Plus: How to play golf in windy conditions

Good Morning. The Masters tees off in 5 days and the official fantasy game is now LIVE! Click here to create your team and join our private league.

In today’s edition, we look at the exciting updates from Valero Texas Open, bring you 12 of the most sought after Masters-themed products you can buy and a tip to play your best game in windy conditions.

Have a great weekend ahead!

β›³ This day in history: On this date in 1941, Craig Wood closed with 72 to become the first wire-to-wire champion at the Masters and in 1952, Sam Snead won his second green jacket.

McIlroy, Spieth Mount Strong Comeback

Photo: Getty Images | Source: BBC

Round 2 of the Valero Texas Open was headlined by the comeback of the stars while a number of top names missed the cut.

πŸš€ Bhatia Extends Lead:Β Akshay Bhatia is well on course to secure the final Masters spot as things stand after the second round at TPC San Antonio.

Bhatia (-11) has now extended his lead to five shots over the chasing trio of McCarthy, Henley and Todd.

⏳ Rory In Contention: Rory McIlroy narrowly avoided a penalty stroke at the after his ball was overhanging the hole before dropping just in time. Had it fallen in two seconds later, he would have breached the 10-second rule and been forced to add a stroke to his scorecard.

McIlroy currently sits fifth, six shots behind the leader and very much in contention of winning his maiden PGA Tour title of the season.

🏌️ Spieth's Comeback: Jordan Spieth was languishing down at T-80 after the first round but finished with a 68 on Friday to get into a tie for 10th after 36 holes. To make his day even better, Spieth was given a car for his hole-in-one during the opening round of play.

🚫 Stars Miss Cut: The par was set at 1 over after Round 2 and a number of top names have missed the cut including Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar and Billy Horschel among others.

πŸ“Œ Caddie Corner: Tommy Fleetwood is without his regular caddie, Ian Finnis, who has been dealing with an illness. He recruited Adrian Rietveld, a senior manager at TaylorMade as his temporary bagman for the tournament.

Fleetwood (-4) sits T-6 after Round 2.

Watch Round 2 Highlights

Worth Mentioning

EXCLUSIVE: 12 Masters-Themed Products That You Must Buy

Source: Golf Reporter

Get ready to celebrate the excitement and tradition of the upcoming 2024 Masters Tournament with Golf Reporter's exclusively curated selection of Masters-themed products available for purchase on amazon.com.

πŸ“Β Masters Green Coat: This Masters Green Coat is as close as it gets to the original one. Crafted with precision to match the original design, it embodies the prestige and tradition of the golfing world's most coveted prize.

πŸ“Β Masters Towels: The Masters towels are emblems of golfing excellence, echoing the prestigious tradition of the Masters Tournament.

πŸ“Β T-shirts: This golfer design is a perfect for athletes who love golf. You play in a golf club or just as a hobby? Then this funny golf apparel is a must for you and your boys.

πŸ“Β Golf Hats: These Masters-themed golf hats are symbols of prestige and style, inspired by the revered traditions of the Masters. Crafted with attention to detail and featuring the tournament's iconic logo, these hats blend fashion with golfing heritage, making them a must-have accessory for enthusiasts looking to showcase their love for the game.

πŸ“Β Wall Decor (Unframed): Vintage Augusta National map wall decor pays tribute to the storied golf course with timeless elegance. With intricate detailing, it depicts the layout and iconic landmarks of the revered Augusta National Golf Club.

This decor accent brings a sense of nostalgia and sophistication to any setting, appealing to both golf enthusiasts and aficionados of classic aesthetics.

How To Play In Windy Conditions

In this video, we share tips on how to play good golf in windy conditions including how to release the club for lower trajectory, driver strategy, and a lot more.

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