Courtesy of the Irish Times, here’s Jordan Spieth’s blow-by-blow description of his Sunday round at Augusta.
John Huggan (Steve Elling’s cohort in the much-missed “Pond Scrum”) with a gloves-off article on the Masters. I’m completely convinced the Masters par-3 contest has jumped the shark due to the “cute kids” takeover.
Slate just published a golf article (“Sorry, Jordan Spieth. There will never be another Tiger Woods.“) by a guy, Matt Brennan who wrote an interesting piece on golf for Deadspin last summer. It’s infuriating at times (the “Tiger-proofing” description was factually-challenged), but it makes some points (and concessions) I have not seen elsewhere. It’s a good piece, even though I don’t personally agree with his overriding premise. The following sentence, for example, makes a simple enough point, but one the golf media seems incapable of digesting.
Jordan Spieth is no more “the next Tiger Woods” than Tiger Woods has turned out to be “the next Jack Nicklaus,” but that need not stop us from relishing either’s stroll into Masters history.