With Adam Scott earning his first green jacket, Titleist certainly had a Masters to remember.
For starters, Scott played with a brand-new Titleist 913D3 driver – in fact, he put it in his competition bag for the first time at Augusta National, though he had been testing it for a month or so. He also was using a new Titleist Scotty Cameron Futura X long putter (and both Scott and Angel Cabrera played Titleist balls, Scott the Pro V1 and Cabrera the Pro V1x).
The conclusion of the first major of 2013 is also the start of the points race for the 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup team. The only events in which points are awarded this season, in fact, are the majors; weekly points will begin accumulating next season.
The new Tour Series V line of clubs from U.S. Kids Golf is made from the same high-tech materials as leading adult equipment, but sells at much lower prices.
''We are extremely excited about the Tour Series V clubs,'' said U.S. Kids Golf Founder and President Dan Van Horn. ''The enhancements offered will allow advanced young players to realize more of their potential.''
As is the Masters tradition, Bubba Watson hosted the annual Champions Dinner at Augusta National Tuesday night.
I was kind of hoping that Bubba would make everyone pile into the General Lee for a road trip over to Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que or the T-Bonz Steakhouse, with maybe a stop at Sonic for dessert. But Watson was true to his southern roots, serving a meal of grilled chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes, corn, macaroni and cheese, corn bread and, as a nightcap, confetti cake and/or vanilla ice cream.