Men's golf: Former NU golfer Fitzpatrick set for Masters


Thomas was asked to boil down the WSJ story, which came complete with a Golf BioDynamics graphic detailing every move of his swing, in plain English. "He's day-to-day. He said, 'Some days I have good days; some days I have bad days, '" said O'Meara.

With a tornado warning for the state of Georgia forcing Masters officials to suspend Monday's practice round early, Scott didn't get out to the golf course.

"I've realized the more I get comfortable with this golf course, the environment and the surroundings, the better", he said. It wasn't in our thoughts at all and it wasn't even in our thoughts at start of this year. He still weighed around 135 pounds when he entered Alabama in 2012 but his distance caught up with other bombers in college.

"I would have been thinking elsewhere", Day said.

"I was kind of like walking in there, not really concentrating at all because of the situation", he recalled. "I've fought very hard at the end and that's something that we always do". "So kind of all that accumulated into it". "The ball that I'm playing at the minute, it's quite spinny".

"It's just tough because there's not much depth to the green and there's swirling winds". Fowler, though, just paints a picture of a player at the very top of his game. He's about Thomas' height (5 feet 10) and is listed as 5 pounds heavier. "But I think certainly therapeutic". "Really, it's efficiency. When it comes to the smaller guys, we have to use our whole body to generate that power".

Spieth is second at 7-1, followed by Rory McIlroy (8-1), Hideki Matsuyama (18-1), Jason Day (18-1) and Jon Rahm (18-1), per Bovada. It doesn't take a lot. But he missed the cut in Houston last week after going a modest 1-1-1 at the WGC-Match Play.

Thomas had a 409-yard drive at Kapalua Plantation during one of his three PGA Tour victories this season, and he's 11th on the Tour in driving distance, averaging 306.5 yards per poke.

Day, whose near misses in six previous Masters include a runner-up, third and 10th-place past year, is confident he can achieve a lifelong dream of winning the Masters green jacket.

Thomas, who is playing in his second Masters this week, has leveled off since winning those tournaments in a span of six starts.

Dustin Johnson is the narrow favourite to win the 2017 Masters, according to the latest odds, just ahead of usual suspects Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth.

"I turned to the crowd and said "I really could have used that one about 12 months ago", to some significant laughter", explained Spieth as he addressed a news conference later in the day.

"I know it's a struggle for him, I can tell you that much", O'Meara told's Ryan Lavner after a practice round for the Masters on Wednesday before heavy rain forced officials to suspend play. That's big going into a week like this. "Now players feel like if he's on the leaderboard, they can't afford to make a mistake". "I've made a lot of great work and progress the past couple of weeks".



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