The most relatable Masters champion ever

April 15, 2021 05:16 PM

Hideki Matsuyama shouldered the weight of expectations from an entire country at the 85th Masters as he became Japan's first male major winner. Oddly enough, his week was similar in some ways to a group of 15 handicaps on their yearly golf trip. Take Saturday's rain delay, when he spent the break playing video games on his phone. Then, on Monday morning, there he was trekking through the Atlanta airport, green jacket in tow, to catch a 6:45 a.m. connecting flight to Chicago.

Many golf fans were introduced to a new face on the PGA Tour, even though he doesn't officially have status just yet. Will Zalatoris never backed down , nearly finding himself in a playoff Sunday afternoon. His journey to Augusta might be tough to follow, but he should be a fixture there for years to come.

For every feel-good Zalatoris story, there's another side of the coin. Billy Horschel found that other side with a less-than-admirable weekend just two weeks removed from his victory at the WGC Dell Match Play.

And finally, just as you would expect, we wrap this week's episode talking doughnuts. Hear how Corey Conners' ace at Augusta inspired a one-of-a kind treat from Tim Horton's.

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