Hello Friends — and degenerates! The end of our long, torturous ordeal is finally nearing an end. The light at the end of the tunnel is now a solid beam of blinding light full of hope, the promise of Spring, green outerwear and pimento cheese. Masters week is upon us. Five words I have been dying to say for about 365 days, give or take. Christmas in April, the most wonderful time of the year, yada yada.

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It’s late on a Wednesday night here in Western Massachusetts, and I’ll be honest — there’s nothing I’d like to do less than write this piece about the Shell Houston Open. I’m sorry. My heart is already in Augusta, Georgia. My head, filled with dreams of pimento cheese sandwiches and Jim Nantz-isms. I know you’re all there, too. 

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The world’s best golfers spent last week in Austin for the one of the year’s alternate format events — the Dell Technologies Match Play Championship. For most, the bracket-style format is a favorite — especially during March Madness — but most are just glad it’s over.

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It’s not major season just yet, but we’ve already got a new candidate for tournament of the year — the 2018 WGC-Mexico Championship.  Yet again, the world’s best golfers needed extra holes — or in this case, hole — to resolve their differences. Despite the insane heroics on 18 in regulation, Justin Thomas was unable to stop the surging Phil Mickelson. 

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As the calendar reached mid-February, the California swing is nearly in the books. With the completion of last week’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, only the Genesis Open away from Florida and the last “swing” before major season begins. The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-AM — AKA Bill Murray appreciation week — is over. Ted Potter, Jr. is your champion. I’m not sure how, but it’s true. 

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Few weeks on the PGA Tour are  as picturesque as this one. Once again, the world’s best head to the Monterrey Peninsula and trifecta of golf perfection — Spyglass Hill, Monterrey Peninsula Country Club and Pebble Beach Golf Links — for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

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