Ahhh Masters week. The unofficial start to the golf season (in the northern hemisphere). Regardless of DJ’s menu fueling the athletes for Thursday's first tee shot, it’s safe to say we will hear some roars around Augusta this week. With a green jacket on the line, it won’t be easy for anyone to claim the year’s first major.
DJ’s performance in November was nothing short of brilliant—considering our Strokes Gained Analytics showed that when comparing him to the performance of an “average tour player” he was five strokes ahead 🤯. With big name contenders nipping at his heels, DJ like any other winner of the Masters isn’t going to be able to have an off day this week.
Azaleas and Arccos:
If you haven’t already previewed Augusta in your Arccos Caddie and ‘virtually’ imagined playing every hole… are you even an Arccos member? Teasing of course. But wouldn’t you like to know your ideal strategy through Amen Corner?
1983 was the first year that Augusta allowed players to bring their own Caddies. Now with your trusty A.I. Caddie, you can preview the course. Arccos Caddie Preview is unlocked after your first five rounds with the Arccos Caddie App, allowing members to see how their stats line up against the famed fairways of Augusta National (among any other of the 40,000+ courses around the world). So make yourself a pimento cheese sandwich and give yourself the “virtual Masters experience” and see how A.I Caddie thinks you should play each hole.
Related: Preview Augusta National
Playing Augusta Like A Pro
We are a little biased when it comes to PGA Tour Caddies, and have to keep our fingers crossed that Arccos Ambassador, Ted Scott, can help get Bubba his next green jacket (we all know you can never have too many of those). As he described in an earlier interview, “The first time I got to play Augusta I was with Bubba, and he told me I’d be nervous,” Scott says. “So I was like ‘why would I be nervous, this isn’t the Masters, there are no fans and there’s nobody around.’ He said ‘because it’s Augusta, just wait and see.’ Well sure enough, I was shaking so badly I could barely hit my first tee shot.”
Related: Ted Scott Discusses the 2020 Masters
The hallowed grounds at Augusta National have long held importance to the golf world. So while most of us will only dream of playing at Augusta, Arccos Caddie Preview can give us a little piece of that dream. The rest might have to be achieved by passionately watching the Masters from our living rooms and cheering on the future legends of golf.
After inputting some recent rounds from the tour into the Arccos Caddie App, we (like everyone else) are keeping a close eye on a few players who are perfectly primed in time for the Masters. We had our awesome interns follow a few players over the past few weeks (as their college schedules allowed) and entered some of their rounds into Arccos as if they were members.
Our Strokes Gained Analytics Web Dashboard is in beta, but here is what DJ’s account would look like if he logged his tournaments as an Arccos Caddie Member going into defending his Masters title against the average tour player: