Monday, April 11, 2005

Masterful Show

Well, yesterday's final round of the Masters was certainly some of the more compelling golf you'll see, even if CBS 1) continued to put faith in Jim Nantz, who should really be doing promos for the Hallmark channel or something, and 2) didn't show nearly enough shots of Elin Nordegren. Would it be too much to ask of CBS to go with that split-screen thing they occasionally use during the NCAA tournament?

"Well, Jim, on the upper half of the screen Tiger lines up to go for par on the ninth, and below Elin ties her shoe. Wow, look at that form...uh...on Tiger, I mean."

Congrats to Tiger Woods on winnning his fourth Masters and ninth overall major, which puts him halfway to Jack Nicklaus' mark of 18 two years ahead of when Nicklaus won his ninth. Do you ever wonder if Nicklaus roots against Tiger? It would be only human, right?

Major props must also be given to Chris DiMarco, who easily could have folded after Tiger began playing like the old Tiger early on Sunday morning. In fact, DiMarco actually played the steadier golf down the stretch and took advantage of Tiger playing with fire on several holes.

However, there's not much you can do when Tiger starts making shots like the one he did on sixteen.

And at the end of the night, Tiger went home to...

Oh, yeah...

...that is all.


Blogger Jackie Chiles said...

Nice touch on the that is all. Your point on the Golden Bear is one of the reasons I give Dan Marino some credit too. That is, instead of being a phony about he was pretty upfront about not wanting Peyton to break his single season td record.

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