Season’s Open Is Here! Pre-Masters Roundup

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t have Dustin Johnson as the ’17 Masters favorite… 3 consecutive Tour wins, #1 in the OWGR with a bullet, and as cool and calm as you could ask.

He plays a fade and has length to spare – so if I had money on the outcome, it would be on him.

That said, there’s a reason they play 72 holes before the Green Jacket is awarded – you gotta go win it, so all bets are off as far as I’m concerned.

The Big Heavy


On the Tiger Woods front, there’s nothing much of the rumor mill churning out the latest click-bait on whether or not he plays this year.

First, it won’t matter if he does, judging by what we saw of him earlier in the year, so I’m not overwhelmed by the whole storm that broke over Brandel Chamblee saying he wouldn’t be surprised if TW shows up, according to Golf Central Blog:

And so, during a teleconference Tuesday morning previewing the Masters, Golf Channel analysts Brandel Chamblee and Colin Montgomerie were asked the following question: I think it’s an easy question, but do either of you see any chance that Tiger plays?

“I do. I do,” Chamblee answered. “If you can believe anything that you read on social media – I know that his coach has been down there, and they’ve been hitting a lot of golf balls down in Palm Beach. The way I understand it, he’s been practicing quite diligently. So it wouldn’t surprise me if Tiger showed up at Augusta National.”

Notice he never says anyone told him anything about TW’s status, only that he wouldn’t be surprised.

I certainly would be, and if he does, I don’t see any impact on the leaderboard, so that’s all I have to say about it, seeing how we’ll know by tomorrow night.

Moving on…

So, after a very mild winter that has lingered far longer than it should have, opening day has arrived for the outdoor golf season in these parts!

Some places have been open for a few days already but the facility where I practice is now open as of yesterday – however the next couple of days will be cold and rainy, so I will likely not get out until the weekend.

2017 Is Here!


Still, it is time to get the 2017 show on the road, and the first order of business is to test out the 3 Pillars concept that I’ve been working on all winter.

It all began with the “Dropping The Hammer” concept that I had thought up at the end of last summer, and while that was very popular, it was merely the door opening for what became the 3 Pillars concept.

This concept has been percolating in the old noggin for a while, actually, because the whole notion of the “adjustments” concept that made its first appearance in the “MCS – Perfect Pivot” video is a crude precursor to first the “Dropping The Hammer” and now the 3 Pillars concepts.

Not only that, this is a concept that was inevitable once I realized, during the winter of ’13-’14, that my spinal deformity was causing my problems with building my MCS swing model and not the swing theory itself.

So, the beginnings of what would become the 3 Pillars go back several years, pre-dating even the addition of the right-bias and the Ben Hogan-inspired “floating pivot” concepts that would first appear in the “MCS – Ultimate Leverage” video.


So, concept is more than a concept – I already know that it works, because I know that this is something I would have done in my youth if someone had given me no instruction and told me to take a driver and a 7 iron to a corner somewhere with a bucket of balls and figure it out.

It’s the intuitive way to build your MCS Fundamentals Trifecta setup, and all you have understand are the roles played by the Swing Point, the Swing Arc and the Hands.

Now, I need video to look at and some numbers to record, and of course the most important part – how to convey the concept most effectively, because anything I know doesn’t really help anyone unless they get it too.

So, the show is about to kick off for 2017, and it’s about time!


Want to learn more about the MCS Golf Swing Theory? Try one of DJ’s “Secrets of the MCS” video shorts available via download.

“Dropping The Hammer!”

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Or you can download the very latest MCS  video “MCS – Dropping The Hammer , Part 3 of the MCS Golf Swing Trilogy**

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4 thoughts on “Season’s Open Is Here! Pre-Masters Roundup

  1. David

    It must be spring, Humbray and MWherman are in town to shake off the ice and snow. Should be a fun week with my fellow Waxers.

    1. D Watts Post author

      Talked to Humbray just a couple of days ago and he mentioned the trip – have fun in the Southwest, guys!

    1. D Watts Post author

      Can’t believe it’s been a year already since the last Southwest Summit…meanwhile, freezing rain and more wet stuff on the way, here – enjoy the sun Humbray! 🙂

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