72 holes wasn’t enough to decide The Masters and that’s just fine. This is going to go down in history as one to remember as they all do.
We need to start this conversation by saying CONGRATULATIONS to Sergio Garcia. You played amazing not just today but all week to put you in a spot to win The Masters and you closed the deal.
They say The Masters begins on the back nine on Sunday and this year was no different. Garcia had a case of the lefts with the driver until he got to 14 and then he hit a great drive on 14 and made birdie and then on 15 pounded one down the middle and hit an amazing six iron to make eagle on 15.
Garcia missed a short birdie on 16 after Justin Rose made his and Rose was one up with 2 to play. Rose made a bogey on 17 after leaving his approach in the bunker and both players made par on 18 to force extra holes.
On the first playoff hole Rose drove one in the trees and didn’t really have a play other than to just advance it past Garcia’s ball. Both players hit their next shots on the green and Rose missed his par putt giving Garcia 2 putts to win. Garcia didn’t need two putts he made the birdie and won his first major and a green jacket.
A couple take away’s from today. First Jordan Spieth had a bad flash back hitting a ball into the water on 12 again in the final round today. It was a tough break as it would have been a great story to see him contend on Sunday. Also Rickey Fowler never made a charge today and fell back as well. That was very disappointing.
If you make a hole in one at The Masters you get Waterford Crystal to commemorate the accomplishment. If it were us we would have kept the golf ball and put it in the crystal in the trophy case at home. Matt Kuchar decided to sign his golf ball after making a one on 16 and give it to a child behind the green. That is typical Kuchar and an awesome gesture.
Dads Say So this Masters lived up to all of the hype. Sure Tiger wasn’t there but it didn’t matter. No one missed him today. Today was about Seve’s 60th birthday and Sergio Garcia finally breaking through to get his first major on his hero’s birthday. The Masters loves a story. Ben Crenshaw winning after his coach passes away brings chills to every great golf fan. This story is no different. Sergio Garcia should have won a major by now with his talent. Today he finally conquered the demons and won his first. Here’s to hoping his soon to be bride will let him wear the Green Jacket for their wedding.