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Garrity: If a guy is going to be a genuine star, he needs to accept what goes with stardom—the attention and being comfortable with it inside the ropes and out. I'd say Bubba aced that.
Anonymous Pro: Humility goes out the window when Bubba goes on these talk shows, but it plays well. I dare say the pages don't match the cover, but he's enjoying the spotlight, as he should.
Shipnuck: I hope this New York media tour is how Bubba is going to be the rest of his career. I think he learned he doesn't have to be anybody else now. He simply has to be Bubba.
Bamberger: Television doesn't lie. Bubba became a star in about a 30-minute period in Augusta. The power of TV to tell a story is amazing. It may not be a true story, but the power to tell that story is amazing.
PASS THE GREENIES
Van Sickle: What did you learn from the Masters?
Garrity: That Augusta National chairmen aren't as omnipotent as we thought. First, it's apparently a myth they can control Mother Nature. Ice didn't keep the azaleas in bloom, and that pricey underground system that's supposed to keep the greens firm didn't.
Van Sickle: They may be asking SubAir for a rebate right now.
Garrity: Number 2, Billy Payne wasn't able to shut off the whole membership controversy simply by stonewalling the media. I thought they could control everything at Augusta National but apparently not. I'm not saying the emperor has no clothes, but he may be wearing only a pair of shorts and Crocs.
Shipnuck: You can add the mud-ball problem to that. You're not going to identify the best golfer in the world when mud on the ball is such an issue on so many shots.