7:24pm ET – ANGEL CABRERA IS MASTERS CHAMPION
Kenny Perry lost his swing starting on the 17th hole and through the two hole playoff. Chad Campbell succumbed to the pressure as well, putting his approach shot into the right greenside bunker on the 1st hole of the playoff.
Angel Cabrera has some big time kahunas and is Masters champion! I’ll write more later, but there’s still daylight. I’m off to the course to play until sunset.
6:46pm ET PLAYOFF
I think I’m going to have a heart attack.
Kenny Perry bogeys the last two holes. We have a three man playoff between Kenny Perry, Chad Campbell and Angel Cabrera. Guess I’ll keep my clubs in the garage for now and crack open a frosty beverage.
17th fairway… Kenny Perry has a two shot lead after making birdie on 15 and nearly ACING 16. I’m so happy for Perry, who will become the oldest major champion in the history of golf. I just hope he finishes soon, so I can get out and play a few holes. This is the only time of year I’d rather watch golf than play it, and I have the itch.
Kenny Perry just made a 3-putt par on #13 to stay at -12, but still holds one shot lead over Chad Campbell. Cabrera still has a chance at -10.
Tiger and Phil both limped home, making bogey on 18. Perhaps they just beat each other up today. Tiger even knocked his 2nd shot off a tree trunk. Phil‘s 67 and Tiger‘s 68 could have been 65’s or better. I could have sworn I saw Tiger limping after the tree shot on 18. Just like in football, limp after you make a bad play…
Getting hard to breathe. Getting hard to write.
Tiger and Phil are lighting it up. They both reached the par-5 15th in two and both missed their eagle putts. Phil missed about a three footer for eagle. Phil pars 16 and Tiger makes birdie. Phil and Tiger (and Campbell) are now in 2nd place at -10. Kenny Perry is doing his Nick Faldo impersonation, trying to make 18 pars in a row. He pars 11.
Woa! Kenny Perry just broke the drought by making birdie at #12! That is a three shot swing on that hole alone over Phil.
This is intense. I really can’t breathe. I feel like I’ve had about 20 shots of espresso. I can’t imagine what the players feel like inside and how they can keep those emotions under control.
Strange things happening.
OMG Phil just dumped his tee shot on #12 in Rae’s creek. NOOO! Tiger hit an 8-iron and Phil hit a 9, poorly. Terrible mistake. Wong club and bad contact. Terrible. Phil makes a double bogey. Heart breaker. He was playing so well.
Angel Cabrera just shanked his 2nd shot on #8. Fortunately for him 8 is a par-5. Maybe he needs to light up a ciggy. Haven’t seen him doing that since he was puffing hard at the US OPEN. Maybe he can chomp his gum harder.
Kenny Perry is still making pars, but Chad Campbell is now tied for the lead after birdie on #8.
Phil is still on phreakin’ phire. Phil Mickelson made SIX birdies on the front to tie a Masters record with a 30 on the front. Tiger made eagle on #8, a ho-hum 33 on the front, getting him to -7.
Cabrera is beginning to struggle a bit. He’s going to drop a shot at #5, leaving Kenny Perry all alone in the lead at -11. All Perry can do is make pars. Chad Campbell and Phil Mickelson are only one shot back right now. The big mo is in Phil‘s favor.
I’m having a hard time breathing. This is one of the most exciting Masters tournaments I’ve seen, and there are still more than nine holes to go.
Phil is on phreakin’ phire. Phil Mickelson, playing with Tiger, is smoking. He’s throwing darts and draining putts all over. Phil has birdied holes 2, 3, 5 and 6. His last four holes are 3, 3, 3, 2. Phil is now at -8, three shots behind the leaders.
WAIT a sec! Phil just hit and unbelievable shot. He had to hook his 2nd shot out of the right rough on #7. He bent it around and ended up about a foot from the hole. He’ll surely make his 5th birdie on the front.
By the way, the leaders are underway. Kenny Perry and Angel Cabrera parred #1 and are in the fairway on #2.
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson just teed off. They both pull hooked their shots into the trees. Tiger has gone so far left, he’s on the 8th hole. He’s two fairways away from the 1st hole.
Steve Flesch holed out for eagle on #2 and jumped to -5.
Only 11 months, 24 days, 22 hours, 52 minutes until the 2010 Masters