Experts history: Dan Jenkins goes old-school at Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) Renowned sports writer and author Serta Jenkins talks about Ben Hogan successful the first Masters he ever protected in 1951, and how things possess changed at Augusta National – particularly the greens.

Jenkins tells “ AP Sports Particular Events” podcast co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg that he often got along with Hogan, who was furthermore from the Ft. Worth, Texas, region, and was along for the trip as Hogan won in 51 and 1953.

Jenkins also talks about thinking Ken Venturi, not Arnold Palmer, was going to function as the next big star in golfing. He said Palmer had a much better game than he thought, as well as the magnetism that took golf in to a new era when he received the Masters in 1958 plus 1960.

He furthermore tells the hosts that their other love in sports is definitely college football, and talks about the best games and greatest athletes he’ s seen.

It’ s the 67th Masters intended for Jenkins, who recalls the scratchy yet fast greens from the 1955s as well as the Quonset hut that the push used to cover the tournament through.

Also joining the particular podcast is AP Golf Article writer Doug Ferguson, who talks about the options on Sunday of Patrick Reed winning his first Masters plus Rory McIlroy becoming only the 6th golfer to win the career Fantastic Slam.

The three take part in some food chat, too, plus talk about the caffeine habit that will had Litke drinking six pictures of espresso on the short vehicle ride to the golf course Saturday.