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GolfWRX is live this week from The 2018 Masters at Augusta National Golf Club (par 72: 7,435 yards) in Augusta, Georgia. The course was designed by Bobby Jones and Alistair McKenzie and first opened for play in 1933.

The field this year, which consists of only 86 players — the smallest field since 1997 (also 86 players) — is headlined by four-time champion Tiger Woods. Although he hasn’t won The Masters since 2005, and hasn’t won a major in a decade, Woods is still one of the favorites to win this week.

He’s joined by the best players in the world, including Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson. Of course, McIlroy needs a Green Jacket to complete his career grand slam. Johnson, currently ranked No. 1 in the world, comes to the 2018 Masters after not playing in 2017 due to a freak accident, and JT looks to win his second-straight major. Spieth, on the other hand, will simply be looking to add to his Green Jacket collection.

Sergio Garcia, after winning his first-and-only major championship at the 2017 Masters, comes in this week as the defending champion. He won in 2017 after making birdie on the first playoff hole against Justin Rose. Will he slip a Green Jacket on someone else this week, or will he defend the title?

Check out our photos from Monday at The 2018 Masters below!

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  1. Kelly Bihm

    Feb 26, 2019 at 12:55 am

    Hey, love the shots. I’m a photographer too and I will be going to the practice round on Monday this year. What lens/lenses did you bring? I was thinking of just bringing my 24-70, but I’d like to have the length if it’s worth it to carry around.

  2. Andrew

    Apr 3, 2018 at 11:33 am

    More pics of the geriatrics’ WITB please.

  3. James

    Apr 3, 2018 at 2:47 am

    Not 87 players now that Poults qualified?

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10 interesting photos from the 2020 Arnold Palmer Invitational

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GolfWRX is live this week from the 2020 Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club & Lodge (7,454 yards, par 72) in Orlando, Florida.

The field this week featured Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose, Phil Mickelson, Henrik Stenson, and more.

Francesco Molinari enters the tournament as the defending champion, looking to don the Arnold Palmer-inspired red cardigan again.

Check out all our galleries below, along with highlights from Bay Hill.

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Bryson DeChambeau’s “Arnie Camo” staff bag

Henrik Stenson isn’t willing to let the dream die…

Jazz Janewattananond’s custom Bettinardi wood cover features a treble clef.

J.B. Holmes’ Bettinardi BB56 prototype putter

Lanto Griffin’s Vokey wedges feature “Dumb & Dumber” inspired stamping

TaylorMade rolled out these Arnold Palmer (times two) putter covers.

The Postman’s putter cover.

Rickie Fowler’s Scotty Cameron Newport 2 prototype

Only one man on the PGA Tour has calves like Adonis…

TaylorMade’s TP5 Pix balls bearing the iconic Arnold Palmer umbrella

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Wednesday’s photos from the 2019 Terra Cotta Invitational

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GolfWRX is live from the 2019 Terra Cotta Invitational at Naples National Golf Club, which will be contested April 26-28. Past winners of the amateur event include Justin Thomas and Emiliano Grillo.

Denny Glass, chairman of the Terra Cotta Invitational, was kind enough to give us a little more information about the tournament.

For GolfWRX members who aren’t familiar, tell me a little bit about the tournament and its history

Glass: The Terra Cotta Invitational began in 1996 and was originally a combination stroke play/match play event. 20 players were invited and they played 36 holes of stroke play then the top four finishers went on to match play with the others playing an 18 hole consolation match.

I changed it to a 54-hole stroke play event with 50 players in 2006 when I took over as Tournament Chair. This was done to be eligible for Titleist/Golfweek Amateur Ranking Points. The field increased over the years and now has 75-81 players. The tournament is now ranked as a “B” level event in the WAGR (World Amateur Golf Rankings) run by the USGA and R&A. This ranking is one level below the top-ranked events in the world. The WAGR rankings are based on the strength of the field so we are proud to be ranked so highly.

As it’s an invitational tournament, can you tell me a bit about who gets invited in general and who’s in the field this year, specifically? Tournament format?

Glass: It is an invitational so we invite as many of the top-ranked amateur players as are available. The field consists of many juniors (up to age 18), mid-amateurs (19-25) and some seniors (50+), along with collegiate players. While it is an invitational, we still receive more than 150 applications to play.

Can you talk about the host course and the relationship with Naples National?

The tournament is played at Naples National Golf Club. The tournament was started by the membership back in 1996. The club opened in 1993. The club hosted the World Championship of Golf, which was an LPGA event in its second year.

I know the charitable impact is important. Can you tell us about that?

The net proceeds are donated to Naples based children’s focused charities. The tournament has donated over $517,000 since it began.

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All our photos from the 2019 Masters

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We have 15 threads packed full of photos from Augusta National for your viewing pleasure during this Masters weekend.

We’re rounding them up here for your convenience. Enjoy!

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