Northeast Am Alum Ogletree to Make Masters Debut, Play With Tiger
Northeast Amateur alum Alex Ogletree will make his Masters debut this week as the 2019 U.S. Amateur Champion.
With that title, Ogletree gets to play with Tiger Woods in the first two rounds.
“Just to be paired with him is awesome. He was definitely an inspiration to me early on in the game. I don’t know how much we’ll talk and how much interaction we’ll have, but just to play, that’s good enough for me,” said Ogletree on Monday during his press conference.
Ogletree, a Georgia Tech grad, played in the Northeast Amateur in 2018 and 2019, but missed the cut in 2018.
He would then go on to win the 2019 U.S. Amateur to get himself a birth in the Masters.
According to Golf Channel, Ogletree delayed turning pro so that he can play in the Masters as an amateur.
Looks like delaying his pro career was wroth it, as now he gets to play with Woods.
“The past few weeks, it’s become a lot more real that I’m actually playing with him, not necessarily thinking about the crowds and experience. It’s more I’m just like playing in the same arena as Tiger. So I’ve thought about it a lot,” Ogletree added.
Tee times for the first two days have not yet been released.