The fast, dry conditions played to his strengths, and he took advantage,
hitting fairways and greens while making lots of putts.
Seven minutes into Thursday's broadcast, Faldo, who reined in his cheekiness
but remained sharp, predicted an over-par winning score. Wonder if he was
happier to be right or to be in the warm booth?
The celebrated architect was brought in by former Augusta chairman Hootie
Johnson to draw a mustache on the Mona Lisa, and last week his work looked like
a giant Fu Manchu--in indelible ink.
The Black Knight tied Arnold Palmer's record of 50 Masters appearances and
looked good doing it--he finished at a respectable 16 over in brutal
The most dreaded term in professional golf. There were 38 of them this year
after only 22 in 2006.
Despite a bad back and tough conditions, Freddie toughed it out in the name of
Masters glory and tied Gary Player's record by making the cut for a 23rd
Its live webcasts featured the ingenious Boss Button, a tab that converted the
screen to a spreadsheet in a single click, so all the CEOs watching at work
could avoid getting caught by their assistants.
He was in the hunt until the final hole, but faced with a course he couldn't
overpower, he failed to pull off the shots he needed down the stretch.
Baker-Finch talks a lot without saying anything, except to promote Australia
and pimp any Aussie player. Is he getting a kickback from the tourism
Rough. Trees. Narrow fairways. Flags on mounds. The original artist's
masterpiece has been dismantled to the point that it would almost certainly be
unrecognizable to him--or Bobby Jones.