Saturday, April 12, 2014
ReGripped Masters Coverage- Day 3
As my loyal readers (all one of you, hi sweetheart!) of this blog know, I am just getting back into golf. So what could be better than my uninformed take on one of the most important golf tournaments of the year, the Masters? My half-baked thoughts are below.
Here we go, Day 3! Whew watching this much Masters can eat at your brain a bit. My brain must taste like a pimento cheese sandwich.
9:00am: Yea practice range time and talking head time. I have enjoyed Golf Channel's fill-in-the-gaps coverage but at the end of the day I don't want to watch Frank Nobilo talk about something potentially happening when I just want to watch it actually happen. I don't really watch the NFL pregame shows and I think I am in the same mindset regarding golf "pregame" shows.
9:15am: Just as I am done complaining, Amen Corner on the The Masters live feed pops up! The golf gods clearly heard my bitching and took pity on me.
9:30am It is fascinating to watch Rory McIllroy go around the course with a "marker". Since the remaining field is not even and Rory would have to play with himself, Augusta has a member play with to make it a twosome. This marker was pretty impressive and actually outplayed Rory through Amen Corner. Here are some details about the guy.
9:45am After watching the travails of Rory, I switch over to follow Jason Day and I what I realize with all this live streaming is that I STILL haven't watched much of the front 9, all of this coverage is focused on 11-13th holes and beyond for the most part. What secrets lie DEEP within the front 9?
10:00am: Gary Woodland is tearing up the course. He shoots a 30 on the front side of Augusta so I definitely had to check him on on the back 9, he could be a contender. And just like that, he birdies 10 to go to -4. And just like that, he bogeys 11 and puts in the water at 12 for a double bogey.
The Golf Gods are fickle.
12:00pm: FINALLY actual Masters golf on CBS. This harkens back to when it was only on CBS. Although I have to admit the DirectTV coverage looks amazing.
1:00pm: Day 3 of continuous Masters coverage and I have to admit, event my interest is flagging. Jordan Spieth doing well is keeping me in it and tied for second. That kid's swing looks great and he puts it into practice on the course for sure.
1:4pm: Saturday in the golf world is often referred to as "Moving Day" meaning that a lot of golfers shoot low scores to get them in contention for the title. Rickie Fowler shot 5 under to get him in contention. Matt Kuchar shows up and is currently 3 under for the day. Some guys go the other way like Adam Scott who is currently +4 for the day and Watson is currently +2 for the day. Suddenly, a tournament which looked like Bubba was going to run away with it is now anyone's game.
3:30 A Spieth is in the clubhouse with -5. What a day and while Bubba is tied with Jordan currently and Blixt and Kuchar within 1, it is anyone's game tomorrow.
Horses Making The Final Turn:
Fowler: Rickie, darling of the fashion set and so far has exhibited good but not elite game put together a great round of 5 under and is in contention for Sunday. Could this be his year? Will he ever wears something that clashes?
Kuchar: Finally putting it together after a ho-hum first 2 days. He has self destructed a bit on Sundays so we will see if he can hold up.
The Glue Factory Called, Its For You:
McIllroy: Sure you shot a 1 under today but your playing partner was a "marker" not even in the tournament and he shot a 2 under. Rory you destroyed my fantasy team go out there and destroy Augusta National tomorrow!
Walker: He was there at the beginning of the day at -2 and a +4 countered all of that.
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