Welcome to Teeing Off, where Devil Ball editor Jay Busbee and head writer Jonathan Wall take a day's topic and smack it all over the course. Suggest a future topic by writing email@example.com, or hit us on Twitter at @jaybusbee and @jonathanrwall. Today, we pit two big dogs against one another. Go!
Busbee: It's U.S. Open week! One of the two greatest weeks of the golf year. And we've got plenty of storylines: Can Rory repeat? Will Tiger be Tiger? Who's the famous unknown who will become a household name by Sunday? But let's let those ideas spool out on their own. For now, let's consider one of the great debates of our age: Augusta vs. the U.S. Open. I'll let you tee off first, sir.
Wall: On paper, I think this is a no-brainer. It has to be the Masters and Augusta National. I mean, how can you possibly pick against what many consider to be the most coveted major championship trophy: the famed green jacket. There's also the Par-3 Contest, the ceremonial tee-shot with Nicklaus, Palmer and Player. And we still haven't touched on Augusta National, the most exclusive course on the planet. To put things into perspective, Harrison Frazar, who played in the Masters for the first time earlier this year, cried when he received his tournament invite. How can the U.S. Open top that?
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