It's early April and the Masters Tournament is in full swing. As one of only four major championships in professional golf, the four-day tournament in Augusta, Georgia, is one of the most significant, most watched and most memorable sporting events on the calendar.
It was there, in 1935, where Gene Sarazen hit "the shot heard 'round the world"; where in 1997, Tiger Woods became the first Black golfer to win a major; and also where, just two years ago, Woods (who by then had undergone numerous surgeries on his knees and back) pulled off one of the greatest career comebacks in sports history. The list goes on ...
So what does it take to play the Masters? Some skill, a high draw and a good set of clubs. But good doesn't always mean new — at least not for Adam Scott, the Australian former no. 1 who won the green jacket in 2013 and famously plays a set of Titleist Forged 680 irons, first released all the way back in 2003.
"The gear has gotten pretty crazy now, there are a lot of options," Scott said in a recent episode of Fairgame, a new limited podcast about the Masters he cohosts with Hodinkee founder Ben Clymer. "As a tour pro, you want to get pretty dialed in and find what you like and run with it."
At this year's tournament, Scott is also playing Titleist Vokey wedges, Titleist TSi woods (including the driver) and a Scotty Cameron putter. For specifics, and to learn more about what it takes to play the Masters, check out Fairgame on Spotify and Apple Music.