There has been no normal this year, and golf has not been exempt from that. The fact that it’s November, and you’re currently reading about a Masters that’s about to take place is proof enough of that. Storylines in golf (and for the Masters) have been all over the place and a bit difficult to track outside the normal rhythms of a golf season.
So if you’re having trouble figuring out who to root for this time around at the biggest major of them all, we have you covered with the career arcs, legacy shifts and history-changing performances that could be fun to join in on for a week this fall at Augusta National Golf Club.
Obviously, we can’t include everyone in the field on this list, so we boiled it down to nine stars or superstars (headlined by a very famous one). Of course, 17-year-old Argentine amateur Abel Gallegos winning the Masters would be the sports story of the year (and probably the century), but we tried to keep it realistic. Here are nine golfers that will be fun to root for as the 84th Masters unfolds.
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