Nonetheless, recommendation is commonly welcomed. Im mentioned he had spoken with Okay.J. Choi, who completed within the prime 10 on the Masters on three events, about find out how to strategy the course and had ended the dialog feeling inspired. On the fairways and the greens this previous week, different veterans proved keen to supply counsel about Augusta Nationwide, however nonetheless stopped far wanting spilling each secret of the par-72 course.
“Ray Floyd, Crenshaw, Nicklaus, Palmer — they might all discuss putts, pictures, issues to be careful for,” Mickelson mentioned, naming winners of a mixed 13 Masters tournaments.
However for all of the knowledge out there to early-career gamers, there’s solely a lot that may put together a Masters rookie for the pains of a course that’s far more difficult, Ancer mentioned Friday, than it seems in televised splendor. Apart from, there was no assure that the methods devised from successes and regrettable performs in Aprils previous would maintain up in November.
Tiger Woods, the defending champion, recalled that he had obtained recommendation from figures like Jack Nicklaus and Seve Ballesteros. However he mentioned that they — and, later, he — had not shared all. As a substitute, Woods, a five-time Masters winner who’s tied for 20th at 5 below, urged there was no substitute for uncooked expertise at Augusta.
“That’s simply one thing additionally that it’s a must to undergo,” he mentioned.
Woods’s strategy should symbolize one thing of an development for rookie-veteran relations.
Bob Goalby, the 1968 champion, recalled on Wednesday that gamers like Doug Ford and Sam Snead, each of them Masters winners, had supplied him recommendation. These exchanges, although, have been usually primarily based in friendships, not essentially pay-it-forward sensibilities, he mentioned.