The opening tee shots of the 85th Masters are just hours away. Here are the best social media posts from some of the main contenders …
DJ'S SIGNED DINNER MENU
Defending champion Dustin Johnson hosted the annual Champions Dinner last night, serving up everything from pigs in a blanket to peach cobbler and collecting autographs from the past champions. Tiger Woods was, of course, one notable absentee, as he continues to recover from injuries sustained from his car accident.
What an honor to host the Champions Dinner last night. Just amazing being part of such a successful group. pic.twitter.com/y4V7wCge2F— Dustin Johnson (@DJohnsonPGA) April 7, 2021
Sergio Garcia, who won the Masters in 2017, shared an image from an Adidas party of himself with American tennis legend Stan Smith and NFL star Patrick Mahomes.
AUSSIES AT AUGUSTA
Canadian-based Australian broadcaster Luke Elvy shared this terrific image captured by Marc Leishman's caddie, Matt Kelly, of four of the Aussie hopefuls at Augusta standing on Hogan Bridge.
Former World No.1 Jon Rahm only arrived at Augusta yesterday. He is sleep-deprived and didn’t get much of an opportunity to sharpen his game ahead of the opening round. But none of that matters to the Spaniard who – together with his wife, Kelley – recently welcomed baby Kepa into the world.
Adam Scott famously ended the Australian curse at Augusta in 2013 when he defeated Angel Cabrera in extra holes to become the first Aussie to don the green jacket. The Queenslander has been happy to reminisce on the life-changing moment and recently posted this video via Instagram …
MAX HOMA’S LEFT-FIELD RYDER CUP BID
World No.37 Max Homa was snapped next to European Ryder Cuppers Ian Poulter, Henrik Stenson and Matt Wallace. The American shared the photo posted to Wallace’s Twitter account with an amusing caption directed to US Ryder Cup skipper Steve Stricker.
Dear Captain Stricker,— max homa (@maxhoma23) April 7, 2021
I’ve infiltrated the European Ryder Cup team. I know that’s not worth actual points in the standings, but plz take note of my efforts. Thank u https://t.co/VsAmaREdpD
RED RANGER ENERGY
Four-time major winner and former World No.1 Brooks Koepka will play this week despite undergoing surgery to his right knee just weeks ago. The American’s coach, Pete Cowen, has stated that Koepka is hitting the ball as well as he ever has. Despite that, however, Koepka has admitted that he is unable to bend his right knee and could therefore struggle to walk the undulated course. It will also cause him to read putts like this …