What We Learn from the Masters

What did we learned from the Masters?

A few thoughts from Augusta, after aanother weekend packed with emotion, frustration and some great golf.

Phil Mickelson is Ageless: He turned 40 years old on Sunday and after a year of coping with his wife Amy’s battle with breast cancer, the loveable man they call Big Phil showed no signs of slowing down. In winning his 3rd green jacket this weekend he joined just 8 other men who have done the same.

Asian Players are on the move:  There’s been talk that Y.E. Yang was lucky last year to play as well as he did, but the surge in Anthony Kim’s game and another strong finish this week shows that Asia is currently producing world class golfers. He finished with a final round of 65, the best round for anyone on the weekend, and sat alone in 3rd place.

Tiger Woods still has it: Yes he finished 4th. Yes he had some great shots. Yes he had months without playing. And it seems the once unbeatable Tiger Woods showed the rust that any normal man would after months without plying his trade. Clearly frustrated with bad tee shots and inconsistent putting, he still finished 4th, and although he won’t be happy with it that’s not a bad finish when you end up being Phil Mickelson, Lee Westwood and Anthony Kim.

The Canadian Kid is losing it: Mike Wier, where are you? He had a final round of +5 and finished a lowly 43rd place. The kid hasn’t played great golf in a while and distant memories of him winning tournaments have let him slip off the radar. It’s time for a new Canadian hero.

Creepy Commercial: If you haven’t seen the video yet, well, check out the new Nike commercial featuring the voice of Earl Woods and footage of his son, Tiger. The words, seemingly from the grave but in truth taken from an ABC documentary, appear to scold Woods and ask him why he did what he did. Interesting move by Nike and it has obviously sparked controversy. Check it out for yourself here!

— That’s all for today, but check out tomorrow for a little QMJHL update!



  1. Re: New Canadian hero. He didn’t play in the masters, but have you heard of Stephen Ames? Finished in the top 20 at his last 4 tournaments, most recently finishing 6th in the Transitions Championship with a final round of 4 under par. Also, since when is Mike Weir a kid? He’s 40 years old.
    If you’re going to mention asians you have to include K.J. Choi. He has made 8/8 cuts this year so far, with 6 finishes in the top 25 and 2 in the top 10. Guy’s a tank.

    1. @M: Where was Ames this weekend? I Was talking about the Masters…

      As far as K.J. Choi goes, whoops forgot to mention him but yes, I believe the official word on the tour his he is a ‘tank’ and has been incredible this year.

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