I Hope They’re Happy

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I hope the men in the Green Jackets are happy. The leader at The Masters after three rounds is two over par. Players who are six and seven shots over still have a chance to win.

It wasn’t much fun to watch. It was embarrassing for the players.

In fact, there were times I thought I was watching the US Open and not The Masters. Players were struggling to make par; they accepted a bogey as good enough. The course was punishing.

But that’s not what I want to see at the Masters. The US Open is about survival; the Masters is for swashbuckling. The US Open calls for patience and caution. The Masters calls for bold charges and gambling.

The two were as different as night and day, and that’s what made the two premier American golf majors so much fun. But after today, I’m not sure I could tell the difference between the two.

What the course needs is a good rainstorm tonight to soften it up and allow the players to take those gambling shots at tightly placed pins.

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