American golf has a new hero.
It is amazing that the Albatross wasn’t the best shot of the day. That goes to the huge hooking wedge hit by Watson from out of the woods.
Watson is an amazing talent, and it’s incredible to me that he claims to have never had a lesson. He has more Majors in his future. Remember that he previously got to a playoff at the PGA Championship.
Here’s something that strikes me about Bubba. He plays golf, not golf swing. I think he enjoys trying to make the ball do things. There are some other tightly wound pros out there who should take a page out of his playbook.
Lots of guys had a chance today, but Louis Oosthuizen kept making putts and keeping them at bay. In think Louis has several more majors in his future.
Shotmaking is back.
Phil lost this Masters. If he does the sensible thing at four and goes back to the tee box to hit three to the green and then take two putts for a double bogey, the entire atmosphere of the tournament is different.
While there were no lead changes after the Albatross, there was a lot of shuffling around Oosthuizen. Among those to have a chance during the day were Lee Westwood, Matt Kuchar, Peter Hanson, Phil Mickelson, Padraig Harrington and Ian Poulter.
I feel sorry for Lee Westwood. The clock continues to tick for him.
I’m disappointed that the list of Sunday contenders didn’t include the young players who get so much press: McIlroy, Fowler, et. al.
Sergio has gotten some ink by stating (twice) that he doesn’t have the game to win a Major. He’s wrong. Phil actually waited longer than he has. Unfortunately, that sort of prophecy creates its own reality.
The Masters is without a doubt the best of the Majors.