The Masters 2023
- by James Evans
The 2023 Masters Tournament has come and gone, and what a week it was! As always, there were plenty of highs and lows, twists and turns, and moments that will be talked about for years to come. Here's a roundup of some of the key moments from the week.
Let's start with the elephant in the room (or should we say, the fallen tree on the course). During the practice rounds, a strong gust of wind brought down a tree on the 14th hole, causing a bit of chaos for players and spectators alike. Thankfully, no one was hurt, but the tree did manage to take out a few nearby bunkers, leading to some interesting shots for those who found themselves in the new terrain.
Speaking of interesting shots, how about that chip-in by Phil Mickelson on the 16th hole during the second round? Mickelson may not have been in contention for the win this year, but he still managed to provide plenty of entertainment for the crowds.
Unfortunately, not all the news was good news this year. Rory McIlroy, one of the top players in the world, was forced to withdraw from the tournament after the first round due to an injury. We're wishing him a speedy recovery and hoping to see him back in action soon.
But even without McIlroy, there was plenty of talent on display throughout the tournament. From Dustin Johnson's impressive comeback on the final day to Jon Rahm's near-miss at the top of the leaderboard, there were plenty of players giving it their all.
And in the end, it was Jon Rahm who emerged victorious!
Spain's Jon Rahm kept his nerve and patience to win a first Masters, swinging an exciting final day in his favour from American Brooks Koepka.
All in all, the 2023 Masters Tournament was yet another exciting chapter in the history of this iconic event. From fallen trees to chip-ins, injuries to triumphs, it was a week that will be remembered for years to come. Until next year, Augusta!