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JN: No, it hasn't been lighted in a while.
DP: Do you practice your Masters voice before you go to Augusta?
JN: It's the way I talk 365 days a year. You ought to hear me order breakfast in the morning.
DP: O.K., cue the Masters music and I'll answer the phone. "Room service...."
JN: Yes, I would like some scrambled eggs, please. Soft and gentle. Not too firm or overdone. And some bacon, crisp, crisp as a beautiful spring morning in Augusta. Now let's send it back down to room service.
DP: I came up with an idea: Masters cologne that smells like azaleas and dogwoods. What do you think of that?
JN: Listen, everything here is so perfect. You wish that everything in your life could be like this. Maybe there is a Masters cologne. I'd buy it. I love being a part of this. I get asked about the Masters every day of my life, and that's no exaggeration. I take it as a tremendous honor.
The Distant Duo
BY FAR, the most compelling twosome on Sunday at the Masters was Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. They're the Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer of their day—right down to how they interact with each other. David Feherty of CBS said, "There's been a lot made of their relationship, but they don't have one. They don't know each other. It's just like Jack and Arnie. They're great friends now, but they weren't when they were playing against each other." Whatever Tiger and Phil's relationship, or lack thereof, they certainly bring out the best in each other. It's not easy for two guys who didn't even make it into the playoff to dominate the day at Augusta, but that's what happened. As Jim Nantz said, "When they walked off the green at 18, you almost had to remind yourself that there's still a tournament. It was like we were covering a one-on-one skins game and the tournament for the green jacket was the second act."
Rejecting the Notion