Masters stories (and podcast) you should be reading (and listening to) this week, part 1

With so many great places to get yourself in the mood ahead of the Masters we thought we’d share some of the great stories (and podcasts) we’ve been reading this week.

We’re still keen to make sure we’re the conduit between some of the best golf writing around and Australian golf fans. And with the Masters just days away here is some of the best stuff going around on the interwebs to get you in the mood.

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FoxSports’ Adam Peacock wrote a great piece on Cameron Smith and his expectations going into his third crack at The Masters.

Smith is acutely aware of how special Augusta is. He got the hardest invite there is on golf by virtue of his top-5 finish last year, when he did the remarkable: made the game look simple on the back nine on Sunday.

It would be foolish to suggest that will translate 12 months on, but it’s only heightened the respect Smith has for the layout.

“The course itself is amazing, but you deadset can’t find a weed or anything out of place there. It’s incredible.

A must-read for Masters history buffs was this incredible article by Curt Sampson at Golf Digest on the illiterate, tallest Masters champion George Archer who won in 1969. It’s an amazing story.

Rod Morri and Justin Falconer have a great chat on the iSeekGolf podcast about The Masters experience and last week’s inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur.

We loved Tony Webeck’s chat to Rodger Davis about his memories of his Masters’ appearances in 1988 and 1992

AAP’s Evin Priest is prolific as ever this week and the pick of the bunch is Adam Scott’s desire to grab another green jacket and Nick Faldo’s positive assessment of Marc Leishman at Augusta.

And if you’re really sucker for punishment, he also put together an overview of some of Australia’s biggest moments of heartbreak at The Masters.

Dylan Dethier reported on Tiger Woods’ night time practice session at Augusta, as well as Tiger’s take on how Augusta has changed since his first victory in 1997.

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