Sunday, April 12, 2009

Thanks, Augusta National!

Let me take a moment to thank the Masters committee and Augusta National for giving us the charge back...for putting the birdie back in play among the azaleas and colored water. Now that didn't hurt, did it? 12 under was the winning score, and average of 69 per round...just right! Augusta has spent the last several years protecting par when, in fact, what makes the Masters the Masters is the extraordinary risk/reward factor. Phil Charging and faltering, Tiger charging and faltering, Kenny Perry, steady and then faltering, and the winner, Angel Cabrera, faltering then charging...well done! As for the Tiger/Phil show...Lefty may have gagged a couple of putts that could have put him in the playoff, but I gained a lot of respect for him Sunday. 67 is 67 and he did it in eye of the Tiger...Tiger's 68 was also impressive, but bogeys at 17 and 18? very un-cat like!

3 comments:

Ben IS Smyrna said...

all great points... but, ummm... spell check is a beautiful thing!!! There, I said it!

Anonymous said...

The problem is spell check doesn't always pick up words like sis instead of did, because sis isn't spelled incorrectly...

PGA Mike said...

Big Dog you are exactly right, the tournament committee at ANGC did a fantastic job in the course set up. The "roars" that the hallowed ground is so famous for on Sunday afternoon were back. The players who were on their game had chances to take advantage when oppertunities presented themselves. Cabrera putted the lights out on the back 9 & grinded his way to a hard fought victory (up & down from 140+ on 18 to get into the playoff ?!?!...Awesome!). Felt bad for KP but the wheels came off at exactly the wrong time.

Good to find you again BD! Looking forward to some great discussions about the remaining majors this year (US Open @ Bethpage!)

Fairways & Greens!