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Wednesday April 10th 2019

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SUBSCRIBE WEDNESDAY 10.4.19 WWW.IRISHGOLFER.IE .ie CONTENTS AGENDA COLUMNS & OPINIONS PREVIEW THIS WEEK'S EVENTS NEW GEAR THE LATEST KIT REVEALED WEEKLY ROUNDUP THE LATEST GOLF NEWS VIDEO OF THE WEEK Digital Editor: Peter Finnan peter@matchplaymedia.ie Tel: 01 5036099 Print Editor: John Shortt john@matchplaymedia.ie Tel: 01 5036090 Sub Editor: John Craven CONTACT US Match Play Media Disclaimer: Copyright Match Play Media 2019. The publisher cannot accept responsibility for, nor do they agree with any of the views expressed, statements or claims made in any article, news items or advertisement published in this magazine. WWW.IRISHGOLFER.IE Publishers: Match Play Media Limited, G13, Maynooth Business Campus, Maynooth, Co. Kildare Contributors: Liam Kelly, Ivan Morris, Kevin Markham, Bernie Maguire, Paul Kelly, Paul Gallagher, Niall O'Shea, John Craven, Mary Doyle, Mark McGowan, Donal 'Doc' Hughes, GolfCentralDaily Design: EMCreative.ie Photography: Getty Images, Golffile, R&A, Pat Cashman, USGA Y ou know it's Masters week when you're cutting the grass for the first time since winter and all you can smell is azaleas and pine needles. But if you haven't al- ready, it's high time you came out of hibernation and feasted your eyes on the most pictur- esque show in golf, starting Thursday. Irish Golfer Magazine has once again been fortunate enough to secure a media in- vite to the event and although I'm not the one driving down Magnolia Lane this year, re- ports from base camp say the place is looking better than ever. This year's talking points mainly surround two Nike sta- blemates, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods with the former looking to etch his name into golfing immortality and the lat- ter, immortal already, hoping to don his fifth green jacket and hasten his chase of Jack Nicklaus' elusive 18-major haul. But whether it's Rory rushing to try on a first green jacket in the Butler Cabin or someone else, we're just hop- ing that come the back-nine on Sunday, the leaderboard is filled with the names this great tournament deserves. And don't discount Shane Lowry's hopes of featuring in the mix. It's been a long road to the Masters for Lowry since his Abu Dhabi win but final- ly free from the shackles that were securing his invite, the Clara golfer has the talent to negotiate Augusta's hallowed turf better than most. It's Masters week and we're struggling to contain our excitement! ONE MORE SLEEP… Peter Finnan, on behalf of the team

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