04/10/2015

The storyline of the day was young Jordan Spieth. At age 24 myself, I don’t typically have the opportunity to write things as such, using the terms “young” when referring to golfers on the PGA Tour level, but with Jordan I can and it feels nice.

Not yet 22, it’s absolutely incredible what he’s been able to achieve in only his second Masters tournament. Friday was another special day at Augusta and I will say, the fact that we haven’t missed any play due to weather (judging from the forecast earlier in the week), I must say I am pleased.

I imagine all of you are too!

Driving Series

My thoughts:

  • Could the Jordan Spieth’s┬áPR be any better? Not only does he have a nearly spotless reputation, he’s now airing commercials about not texting and driving while holding a massive lead. A great move by his people to run those ads. He’s a golden child.
  • Phil Mickelson’s day today was special. He summoned some great golf after a 2014 he wants to forget. The back nine was solid, with birdie after birdie after clutch par. We’ll see if he has the stamina to make a run over the weekend
  • The moment with Crenshaw on 18 was special. His family awaited him behind the green for a touching moment. Any time you watch a two-time champ close it out and call it a career is unique. The Masters offers those moments with the way they treat their past champions with invitations back each year.
  • Crenshaw women: if someone has a blog on the internet about those 4 good-looking Crenshaw females, I bet their receiving some real nice traffic.
  • Again on Jordan Spieth. He is indeed beyond his years with his play, his maturity and also his hairline
  • Rory McIlroy’s round was the difference between professionals and the rest of us. Going out in 40 after a horrendous double on 9, he was a sunk ship. He seemed destined for a missed cut. A few birdies and an eagle later, he closed the back nine with a 31 and found himself at -2. He never gave in. He thinks he will need four more of those for a chance–and he’s probably right.
  • It was fun to watch Dustin Johnson make so many eagles after that start (a double bogey on his first hole).
  • To Charley Hoffman and his family, I was so, so, so wrong about your play. Great striking this week and good luck over the weekend in pursuit of the young Texan

To a great weekend. I hope one of two things:

  1. Players make runs at Jordan, giving some excitement to the broadcast
  2. Jordan continues to make birdies and absolutely runs away with the event, winning by 12

Happy Masters!