Some thoughts on the 2007 Masters, in no particular order:
Zach Johnson is a great story. Congratulations.
This Masters had the highest winning score since the 1950s. It wasn’t a lot of fun to watch, even with the multiple lead changes on Sunday. The problem was that the lead changes weren’t from players making charges, but from other players making mistakes.
There are a lot of disappointed players after this tournament. Going into the final round, there probably were ten to twelve with a real chance to win. And each of them can rightly say that they gave it away.
Tiger, Goosen, Rose and Appleby may be most disappointed. Each had a legitimate chance with three or four holes to go.
This Masters wasn’t about winners. It was about survivors.
Tiger is still having problems with that swing.
Zach Johnson is this year’s Ben Curtis. He’s a good player, but I don’t see this as his “coming out party.”
Tiger does not seem to be comfortable coming from behind. There were times when I was sure he was going to cry from frustration.
Tiger was really telegraphing his moods with his body language. When he grabbed the lead, he was springing down the fairway. On the final holes, his shoulders were slumped and he was slinking along.