Protective Custody: Morning Drive’s headline news at bottom of second hour: Spieth is second-youngest to win Masters; Tiger Woods was youngest. Spieth is second-youngest to become OWGR; Woods was youngest. They display a photo of Woods shaking hands with Rory and state Woods will play again no time soon. They just can’t let go.
Making the Cut: At least twice during the Masters broadcasts, I heard a comment about Jordan Spieth making the cut at the Byron Nelson as a 16-year-old. Is it not worth pointing out he went on to finish T-16, ahead of Kevin Streelman, Gary Woodland, Rickie Fowler, and a pre-Butch Jimmy Walker. He finished two back of DJ, and six back of winner Jason Day, who picked up his maiden Tour victory that week.
One Last Ben Crenshaw Thought: His daughters are easy on the eyes.
We Will, We Will Grimace: Tiger Woods’s drama queen act has grown old. I mentioned how, when hitting out of tall rough, he huffs and puffs like a pre-schooler lifting a “heavy” object. Yesterday we were treated to “ouch” faces and other “I think I’m going to die” gestures for fifteen minutes after the tree root incident. Mr. Woods, you are 40-years-old. It’s time to develop a stiff upper lip.
If Not Spieth: If Spieth had not won yesterday, Rose would have been a gracious winner. He would has shown class in victory and would not have danced on Spieth’s downfall.
What’s Next? My horizon of interest for the past few weeks has ended with the Masters. I know the Match Play is coming up pretty soon, but that’s it. Let’s take a look:
New Orleans Open
WGC Match Play
Quail Hollow (moving Match Play to May hurts this event)
Then off to Texas for the Colonial and Byron Nelson, then Memorial in Ohio.