One thing that I like shooting is golf. It is very easy to shoot golfers since there isn’t a lot of movement, you can angle yourself to get a perfect shot, and there is normally plenty of light.
It’s not just golfers though, if you can get on a nice track you can shoot some great holes. Golfers always want picturesque views of their favorite holes, their favorite courses, or memorable shots.
Of course it’s tough to get any good shots of a place like Augusta since they are so hardcore on not letting any cameras or cell phones on the grounds. Other Tour events are not so stringent though. Especially during the practice rounds you can get out there and the players are typically fairly relaxed.
So I always pay attention what is going on in the PGA Tour. This week is the Masters and the defending champion Jordan Spieth is one of the favorites at 17/2. The favorite though is Jason Day at 13/2, just slightly ahead of Rory McIlroy at 8/1. View the complete Masters odds at Boyds Bets.
Personally I’m a big fan of Jordan Spieth. He was even runner-up to Bubba Watson back in 2014 and I think he will be right there in it again this year. The kid has talent that’s for sure, but he also is so mentally prepared for each round. Plus, he seems like a genuine nice guy. Someone who has a tenacious desire to be the best in the business.
That’s why he’s the favorite at the US Open in June too. He won last year in Seattle when Dustin Johnson kind of blew it down the stretch. Rory is also up there at 6/1, Day at 8/1, but then Fowler (16/1), Scott (16/1), Rose (18/1), and DJ (18/1) seem to be a tier below.
It’s an exciting time to be a fan of golf. I did like it when Tiger was dominating the sport and setting all kinds of records. There really has never been and might never be any one as good as he was in his prime.
However, now we have a stable of phenoms. All the best players are in the thirties. Unfortunately, none of them have really had a great head-to-head battle in a major yet. Rory has won his in going away fashion. Spieth was the Masters going away and got help from DJ in the US Open. Day won in a blowout at the PGA.
I’m hoping that these players will continue to stay healthy and compete at a high level for years to come.