Saturday, April 07, 2012

Where else would you want to be?

Late Saturday afternoon, with the chance his boss, Phil Mickelson could win a fourth Masters Sunday afternoon, caddie Jim 'Bones' Mackay said what many of us believe.

"It's the greatest event in sports in my opinion. Where else would you want to be?" Mackay said.

The sun was setting and the sound was dying across Augusta National after a Saturday afternoon that included Mickelson rattling the old place with an eagle at No. 13 and a 6-under par 30 on the back nine that sent him rocketing up the big white leader boards around the course.

The only player better was Sweden's Peter Hanson, who third-round 65 staked him to a one-stroke lead over Mickelson entering the final round while Louis Oosthuizen, Bubba Watson and others not named Tiger Woods or Rory McIlroy lurked in the periphery.

Mickelson and the Masters delivered again Saturday afternoon. That's what the great ones -- whether players or events -- find a way to do over and over.

The day started slowly, Birdies were as hard to find as tournament badges on the open market but around mid-afternoon, someone flipped the electricity switch.

It turned into another great Saturday and left us with one question:

How good might Sunday be?


Redlight said...


It's a terrific tournament so far but two incidents concern me(and I feel many viewers).

On thirteen Friday, Tiger let out the G.D. word that every young person around the world could hear and, on sixteen, he threw his club and then kicked it.

The tv commentators totally igmored this irrational behavior which is irresponsible.

I wish you would write about it so it could get the exposure it deserves. Tiger needs to set a good example for young people or hang up his clubs.

I wish Augusta would reprimand him publically also.

Anonymous said...

I would rather be somewhere where they don't have a long and ongoing tradition of discrimination and exclusion of everyone except rich white males.