Chips Shots from The Masters

by Jeff Skinner

Chip Shots From The Masters…

Tom Watson has made it a habit of turning these majors into an AARP convention.  His is sixty and still playing competitive golf in the majors.  The USGA has to have him at Pebble Beach.

Freddy Couples is having a dream year.  He’ll win on The Champions Tour and just might sneak a win on The PGA Tour.  It’s good to be Freddy.

If you had to watch The Masters coverage with one television tuned to the main CBS feed you missed half the tournament.  The Masters Mix on DIRECTV gave you three other feeds to watch in addition to the CBS national telecast.  Listen to me.  You need a few TV’s tuned to different feeds to get the most out of the telecast.

Matteo Manassero, the 16 year old amateur, is being compared to Seve.  He had a great week at Augusta and will turn pro next month.  What a life for a teenager!

Has Sergio Garcia been reduced to an afterthought at the majors now?  No one even noticed him this week.

Considering Tiger has had other things on his mind he finished well enough.  He couldn’t drive it straight or putt to save his life and he still finished T4.  He was disappointed in his play on Sunday and he should be, but there are still three majors left and he’ll be favored to win a few of them.

No one will convince me that everything that Phil does at any tournament prior to The Masters isn’t just practice and preparation for Augusta.  He doesn’t win because he is still working on things he’ll use at Augusta and if he happens to contend fine, if not it’s all good prep for his major.

Anthony Kim and Nick Watney both fired sizzling 67’s to jump up the leaderboard.  It’s good to see some young Americans make a statement at a major.

Lee Westwood continues to be in the mix at a major.  It’s only a matter of time before he breaks through for a win.

It was a fairytale ending to a very memorable tournament.  The play on Saturday and Sunday made this one of the best majors in a very long time.  Phil and Amy’s win, yes, Phil and Amy’s win was a special moment in golf history.  Mickelson has moved up a notch among the greats of all time.  Phil is a well rounded guy with many interests other then golf, much like Jack Nicklaus.  Phil is one of the most fan friendly golfers out there, much like Arnold Palmer.  With Jack and Arnie only hitting one ball at Augusta from now on we are lucky we get the best of both of them all in one golfer.  Phil Mickelson now carries the burden of America’s favorite golfer.  No need to worry, Phil can handle the load.


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