If you want to see me get smoked over the first nine of Augusta National, I'll be facing EA Sports' Justin Patel in a mini tournament being streamed live tomorrow at 2 p.m. EDT. Justin and I will be playing Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters and discussing the game. You can watch live here; we'll also be embedding the stream here when that gets up. Know what else will be embedding the stream? My tee shot.
Owen's Good Walk Spoiled Is Tomorrow At 2
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