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Welcome to FTW Explains, a guide to catching up on and better understanding stuff going on in the world. Did you hear the name Michael McDermott at the 2023 Masters and wondering who the “marker” is? No worries. We’re here to help.

It was an eventful first round for Mike Weir at the 2023 Masters.

He was part of a twosome with Kevin Na, who struggled and eventually withdrew, leaving Weir to play the rest of his round solo, which must have been pretty cool.

That won’t be the case in Round 2, because he’ll be playing with someone named Michael McDermott, whose score won’t count. Why? Let’s explain: