GOLF Magazine Assistant Editor Jessica Marksbury joined the editorial team in 2007. She graduated from Columbia University with a degree in English and was a four-year member of Columbia's inaugural class of female varsity golfers. Jessica co-hosted GOLF.com's innovative online radio program, "GOLF.com radio," in 2008, and hosted GOLF Magazine's golf lifestyle television show, "Inside GOLF Magazine," on Fox Sports.
In an email to players, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan downplayed the results of the USGA and R&A's distance report, stating "We do not believe the trends indicate a significant or abnormal increase in distance since 2003 or from 2016 to 2017."
The Old Course is slated to become a nine-time host of the Walker Cup, which is more than any other course in the match’s history. The last time the Walker cup was played at the Old Course, it was 1975.
If you weren't lucky enough to win access to purchase tickets in the annual lottery don't worry — you can still buy tickets in Augusta, but unfortunately, you'll play a significantly higher price than the published face value.