The Masters is a tradition unlike any other. Winning the Green Jacket at The Masters Tournament is the most prestigious accomplishment for a professional golfer. Every professional golfer dreams about winning the Masters. The Masters is always an entertaining event, and this year’s tournament was definitely entertaining. It was a little different with limited crowds because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But at least they had some patrons there at Augusta National. Last year’s tournament did not allow any patrons to spectate.
There were some unexpected things that happened at this year’s Masters though. Some very good golfers did not do as well as people thought they would. The defending champion Dustin Johnson did not make the cut for the final two rounds. Jason Day missed the cut for the last two rounds as well. 2012 and 2014 champion Bubba Watson finished at just +1. The most surprising was Will Zalatoris. This was his first Masters appearance, and he finished in second place. It was a very impressive performance.
But the 85th Masters Tournament was really special because of Hideki Matsuyama. He won this year’s Masters Tournament with a one shot lead over Will Zalatoris. Matsuyama made history by becoming the first Japanese man to ever win a major championship! It was pretty incredible! I was actually rooting for Jordan Spieth. He is my favorite golfer. Spieth played well in this tournament, and he finished tied for third place. In his first Masters appearance in 2014 Spieth finished tied for second, in 2015 he won The Masters, in 2016 he should have won it but he tied for second, in 2018 he got third place, and now in 2021 he was tied for third place. That is an amazing career so far at The Masters. Even though I wanted Jordan Spieth to win it all this year, I was happy for Hideki Matsuyama. He is now an inspiration to so many Japanese golfers.