Masters Week is upon us, and players have hit the course at Augusta National Golf Club for the first practice round — three days ahead of the annual spectacle in Augusta, Ga.
Of course, the practice rounds provide a more laid-back environment for players and fans. One of the many traditions on Monday and Tuesday involves golfers attempting to skip the ball across the pond and onto the green at the course’s 16th hole.
So on Monday, former Kansas golfer Gary Woodland — one of several participants this week from a Big 12 school — took his shot at completing the feat.
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Woodland’s ball made it across before rolling off the green. Still, it’s better than watching your ball end up in the water as Dustin Johnson (center) did.
Woodland, 33, is a native of Topeka, Kan. He attended Kansas from 2003-07 and recorded 8 top-10 finishes in competitions during his senior season with the Jayhawks. He since has notched 3 PGA Tour wins in his professional playing career.
The 82nd Masters Tournament will run from April 5-8. Jordan Spieth, a former member of the Texas Longhorns, was the most recent Big 12 product to put on the green jacket, doing so in 2015.