4 former UGA golfers set to tee it up at 2018 Masters
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Dawgs at the Masters
As always at this time of year, sports fans’ minds are fixed on Augusta. The 2018 Masters begins Thursday. The resurgence of Tiger Woods — who is set to compete at Augusta National for the first time since 2015 — will garner the most attention from golf fans. But, as always, Georgia fans will want to keep an eye on the sizable contingent of former Bulldogs vying for the green jacket.
Four former Dawgs will represent UGA in Augusta. Brian Harman will be the first to tee off Thursday. He’ll get going at 9:25 a.m. ET alongside Mark O’Meara and amateur Perry Ellis. Russell Henley (12:42 p.m.) and Kevin Kisner (1:05 p.m.) will each get going in the afternoon.
Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson finds himself among the favorites, and he’ll also compete in one of the most interesting groups of the first two rounds. He’ll tee off at 11:04 a.m. Thursday alongside Henrik Stenson and Jason Day. Although neither Stenson or Day has won the Masters, each has a major title on their resume and are considered contenders for a green jacket this, and any, year.
Below you can find each former Bulldogs’ tee time on Thursday and Friday.
|PLAYER||GROUP||TEE TIME (Thu.)||TEE TIME (Fri.)|
|Brian Harman||Mark O’Meara, Perry Ellis (a)||9:25 a.m.||12:10 p.m.|
|Bubba Watson||Henrik Stenson, Jason Day||11:04 a.m.||1:49 p.m.|
|Russell Henley||Larry Mize, Shubhankar Sharma||12:42 p.m.||9:25 a.m.|
|Kevin Kisner||Thomas Pieters, Xander Schauffele||1:05 p.m.||9:58 a.m.|
How accurate are Jake Fromm and Justin Fields in practice?
The dynamic between returning starter Jake Fromm and 5-star early enrollee continues to be the dominant story of spring practice. In his Tuesday practice report, Seth Emerson of DawgNation looked at how accurate Fromm and Fields were during the media viewing sessions. The report also includes info on sophomore guard Solomon Kindley, the pecking order at inside linebacker and more.
Speaking of Fromm and Fields, Jeff Sentell of DawgNation spoke with 4-star 2019 QB and Wisconsin commit Graham Mertz, who attended a practice in Athens last month. Mertz gave some interesting insight into how Fields and Fromm lead from behind center, so make sure you check that out.
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Why Deandre Baker returned
Call it luck, fate or serendipity, but it seems Deandre Baker was watching ESPN at just the right time. Baker told reporters that seeing a clip of Alabama’s second-and-26 walkoff touchdown in the National Championship while mulling whether to stay at Georgia or jump to the NFL tipped the scales in UGA’s favor.
“That can’t happen again,” Baker recalled thinking, according to Emerson. “I felt like I could help my team get back to the same game.”
Read the post to learn what Baker says he plans to do to get Georgia back in that title game this season.
The No. 17 Georgia baseball team (22-7, 7-2 SEC) continued its hot streak Tuesday with a 4-0 win over Georgia Tech in Athens. It was the Diamond Dogs’ fourth shutout in the last six games as well as their 10th win in their last 11 games.
With the Diamond Dogs highly-ranked and sitting at the top of the SEC, fans are once again flocking to Foley Field. A sellout crowd showed up on a weeknight to watch the Dawgs blank their in-state rivals. Tuesday was the end of a nine-game homestand, during which Georgia went 8-1. Next up is a trip to Nashville, Tenn., on Thursday for a three-game SEC series with Vanderbilt.
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