This time of year there are a number of entries in my calendar, The Boat Race, The Grand National, The London Marathon, but the one that grabs most of my attention is the US Masters.
Augusta must be one of the most recognisable venues on the golf circuit, the lightning fast green baize putting surfaces, the immaculate fairways that look better than most greens I have ever played on, all surrounded by the trees and plants that make up the names of the holes.
So who do I think is going to be pulling on that treasured green jacket come Sunday night?
Experience is a major factor at Augusta but the course also requires a gentle touch around the greens and power from the tee, after being lengthened by some 500 yards in the last few years. Lee Westwood came close last year, has power and experience but his putting just may let him down, never rule out Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson is in great form after those two impressive rounds to clinch the Houston Open.
Well one thing is for sure this weekend, I will have had a bet on the Grand National, probably failed to pick a winner and watched some stunning golf from the eventual champion.