For a while it looked like one of the two best golfers in the world would pull off another amazing finish in a down-to-the-wire duel to win another green jacket, and in the end there was indeed a playoff to determine who would win the 7th Masters Tournament at Augusta.
But Tiger and Phil both suffered a few too many mental errors on the back nine (Lefty inparticular; that bogey on 12 at Amen Corner was brutal to watch), leaving the door open for a thrilling finish between Chad Campbell, Kenny Perry and Angel Cabrera.
Campbell bowed out first, leaving the Argentinian and the Kentuckian (which sounds like the setup for a bad joke) and in the end my man Angel represented South America well. Good for him. One heckuva tournament.
I was rooting for Mickelson, if for no other reason than to get his tally of majors up to narrow the gap between him and Tiger. I love both golfers, and it was great watching them paired up together. I want more of that. Golf fans and the sport in general want more of that.
On a day when the Orioles failed to show up (Brian Bass? Really?), five hours of incredible golf was just what this young intern needed to relax. Can’t wait for the U.S. Open.