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[Augusta, April 5, 2022]The 86th Masters will be held from April 7 to 10. The total prize money of this event is 11.5 million US dollars, bringing together 91 of the world‘s best golfers. Tiger Woods, who has attracted much attention, continued to practice on the field and prepared for the competition; although the defending champion Hideki Matsuyama was injured, he also practiced with two young compatriots on the field.
Tiger Woods, who was involved in a car accident 14 months ago, has yet to decide whether to play, but he played nine holes on two consecutive days at Augusta National on Sunday and Monday, looking like a good chance to play. On the practice range Monday, he had a 30-minute practice session, hitting the driver four times, and the good news was that he seemed to have an easy swing. At Augusta, Tiger Woods is the most talked about star. He was surrounded by fans on his way from the practice range to the tee on Monday. He has created countless miracles and history in the Masters, and he has carried countless expectations. Now, Tiger Woods’ official reply is that he has not yet decided to play, and his press conference will be held at 11 am local time in the United States on Tuesday.
Defending champion Hideki Matsuyama had a practice round on Monday with his compatriot Keita Nakajima, the 2021 Asia-Pacific Amateur champion, and another young Japanese player, Takumi Kanaya, who also won the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship. Keita Nakajima once said that his dream was to play practice rounds with Hideki Matsuyama, and now his dream has come true.
“I’m very happy to play with Matsuyama-senpai in the practice round.” Keita Nakajima said that he was excited and nervous when he came to the Masters, “Matsuyama-senpai gave me a lot of advice and told me a lot of green routes that I usually don’t see. , I have benefited a lot.”
The victory of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship brought Keita Nakajima to the Masters for the first time. Jin Gu Takumi once entered the US Masters with his victory in the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship. This year, he qualified for the US Masters with his ranking in the top 50 in the world!
Japanese-American Collin Morikawa is coming to the Masters for the third time with a clear goal: to win the title on Sunday. The 25-year-old, number three in the world, wants Augusta National to win and make history. In his short three-year career, he has won five PGA Tour titles, including two majors. In 2020 and 2021, he competed in the Masters twice, going from a tie for 44th to a tie for 18th. Now, facing the third Masters, he wants to maintain his rhythm and play to his strengths, with precise irons, controlled chipping, and as many fairways as possible.
Of course, Morikawa faces many challenges. The lineup of this year’s Masters is very strong. Among the 91 players, world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler and No. 2 Joe Rahm all participated. Power players Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy are also candidates for the championship. 31-year-old American JJ Spaun made his last-minute entry to the Masters with his Valero State Open title. Who will be the green jacket winner in 2022 is worth looking forward to.Return to Sohu, see more
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