Monday After the Masters: All You Need to Know

Monday After the Masters: All You Need to Know

After an enthralling four days at Augusta National, Jon Rahm was crowned the winner on Sunday evening and claimed his first green jacket. The Spaniard was four shots behind Brooks Koepka when play resumed midway through the third round on Sunday but he managed to overcome his American rival.

In the end, it was a relatively straightforward victory for Rahm who posted a score of -12. Koepka ended up in a tie for second place alongside Phil Mickelson on -8 but he will surely be buoyed by his overall performance this week.

With the Masters now finished, attention will now turn to the next major on the calendar – the PGA Championship. This year’s event takes place in the middle of May at Oak Hill and reigning champion, Justin Thomas, will be desperate for a better showing after he missed the cut at Augusta National this week.

For other professionals, there is the small matter of the Monday After the Masters pro-am. The yearly event is due to get be played today and here is everything you need to know about the event.

What is the Monday After the Masters?

The Monday After the Masters is an annual celebrity Pro-Am golf tournament that takes place the day after the Masters finishes. This year, organisers would have had their hearts in their mouths with the Masters threatening to roll into Monday due to the bad weather conditions on Friday and Saturday.

This event is hosted by Hottie and the Blowfish at The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort in Myrtle Beach. The event has increased in popularity over the years after initially starting off as a small get-together among friends. The aim of the competition is to raise money for children’s charities in South Carolina.

Play is expected to conclude at around 20:00 (UK time) with an award presentation to follow the completion of the final hole and a night of celebrations for all those who took part and raised money for the chosen charities.

Who has played at the event in the past?

The event has attracted some big names over the years. Celebrities that have played in the Pro-Am previously include NFL legend Dan Marino, movie star Samuel L Jackson and singing sensation Alice Cooper.

Some of the biggest names in golf have also participated in the Pro-Am over the years, despite the fact that it takes place less than 24 hours after the Masters finishes. Arnold Palmer and Woody Austin have both played here in the past while the biggest star of them all, Tiger Woods, has also enjoyed a round of golf with celebrity amateurs at Myrtle Beach.

Who is playing at the event this year?

Considering how stacked the field was at the 2023 Masters, it isn’t surprising that there aren’t any of the sport’s biggest names attending the Pro-Am. Some of the most recognisable games are Woody Austin, John Daly and Chris DiMarco.

On the celebrity front, wrestling sensation Ric Flair is set to tee it up on Monday as are Beverly Hills Cop star John Ashton and NFL hall of famer Sterling Sharpe.

Subscribe to Punditfeed on Google News for all the latest updates from the world of sports!