Experts 2018: Why Tiger Woods isn' big t the biggest story at Augusta Nationwide

AUGUSTA, Ga. — A common question here is, “ who are you here to follow? ” For most patrons, the answer is a fast, “ Tiger Woods! ” But what happens if there’ s a subtler, stronger answer? What if you said, “ I’ m here to follow Alister MacKenzie and Bobby Jones. ”

Since 1934, the venue itself has been the greatest, most compelling storyline at the Experts. It’ s often lost amongst Vegas odds, prop bets plus player news, but Augusta Nationwide, which feels far more like online art than a golf course, is the greatest gem.

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I chatted along with GolfDigest. com editor Sam Weinman and Erik Anders Lang, a golf character and host of the Erik Lang Show , to chat about the particular spirit of the Masters and Augusta National as the prime show around.