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Thursday April 11, 2013

Hispanics at The Masters 2013 Tournament

Hispanics at The Masters  2013 Tournament

Photo: Sergio Garcia - The Masters 2013

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The Masters Tournament opened today with the honorary tee shots from golfing legends Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.  The Masters is one of the PGA’s four major championships with a winning purse of nearly $8 million. 

Though many eyes will be on Tiger Woods, the tournament’s youngest champion at 21-years-old, and Guan Tianlang, the tournament’s youngest competitor at 14 years, there are several Hispanic golfers that were invited to compete. 

The Masters 2013 tournament invitees include Angel Cabrera (Argentina) who was the first Latin American to win the Masters in 2009.  The Masters also invited three Spaniards: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Sergio Garcia and Jose Maria Olazabal, who won the Masters in 1994 and 1999.  None of these Hispanic players are odds-on-favorites to win the Green Jacket this year.

The Masters is also one of the PGA championships that attracts a lot of eye candy in the audience.  This year eyes will be on ski racer Lindsey Vonn, Tiger Woods new girlfriend and the always barely-dressed Paulina Gretzky who is dating golfer Dustin Johnson.

Southern Bubba Watson, a left-handed pro, won The Masters last year at 34-years-old. 

You can follow your favorite players performance at the Augusta National Golf Club where the Tournament is played by clicking here

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