With the 2022 Masters Tournament officially underway at Augusta National, some members of the DCHS golf teams are giving out their picks for the potential winner.
Boys team head coach Will Anglin has Justin Thomas as one of his favorites. The former world No. 1 and 14-time PGA Tour event winner is in good form, having four top-10 finishes this year.
While Thomas recently finished third at the Valspar Championship in late March, he now has his work cut out for him at the Masters after a first-round score of 4-over par 76.
Anglin also mentioned his admiration for the latest comeback from Tiger Woods, who made a late decision to come back and participate at the Masters while he continues to recover from severe leg injuries sustained last year.
“The fact that he is even still playing golf, much less thinking about playing in the Masters after everything he has been through, is remarkable,” Anglin said. “His perseverance is incredible and his impact on the game of golf is unmatched.”
In the opening round, Woods kept himself in contention with a round of 1-under par 71, just three strokes behind a trio of leaders as of 6 p.m. tonight.
Girls team head coach Tyler Baker happens to share a birthday with the entertaining powerhouse golfer Bryson DeChambeau. Baker, who is also fond of the enigmatic golfer’s hat selection, hopes to see him compete at Augusta.
So far, DeChambeau is in the same predicament as Thomas at 4 over par.
Sophomore Tigers golfer Caden Reed would like to see 2015 Masters Champion Jordan Spieth earn his second green jacket and finally exorcise the demons of his 2016 collapse. Reed and his brother have been fans of Spieth since his college days at the University of Texas.
As of 6 p.m. Thursday, Spieth is shooting 2-over par through 11 holes.
The Dawson County News will continue to provide updates of the Masters Tournament, including a full first-round recap coming out tomorrow.