Thursday’s Masters pairings are below. There are a couple of very interesting groupings, which I’ve put in bold type.
Interesting also to note that of the 33 groupings, only 11 feature two american players, and none have three. They like to mix up the nationalities.
7:45 a.m.: Stewart Cink, Tim Clark
7:56: Ian Woosnam, John Huh, Kevin Stadler
8:07: Ben Crenshaw, Y.E. Yang, Jonas Blixt
8:18: Mark O’Meara, Steven Bowditch, Jordan Niebrugge
8:29: John Senden, Boo Weekley, David Lynn
8:40: Craig Stadler, Scott Stallings, Martin Kaymer
8:51: Tom Watson, Billy Horschel, Brendon de Jonge
9:02: Mike Weir, Matt Every, Roberto Castro
9:13: Angel Cabrera, Gary Woodland, Ian Poulter
9:24: Fred Couples, Webb Simpson, Chang-woo Lee
9:35: Graeme McDowell, Rickie Fowler, Jimmy Walker
9:57: Zach Johnson, K.J. Choi, Steve Stricker
10:08: Miguel Angel Jimenez, Bill Haas, Matteo Manassero
10:19: Hideki Matsuyama, Brandt Snedeker, Jamie Donaldson
10:30: Charl Schwartzel, Jim Furyk, Thorbjorn Olesen
10:41: Adam Scott, Jason Dufner, Matt Fitzpatrick
10:52: Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed, Rory McIlroy
11:03: Kevin Streelman, D.A. Points
11:14: Larry Mize, Branden Grace, Michael McCoy
11:25: Sandy Lyle, Matt Jones, Ken Duke
11:36: Jose Maria Olazabal, Lucas Glover, Garrick Porteous
11:47: Nick Watney, Stephen Gallacher, Darren Clarke
12:09 p.m.: Vijay Singh, Thomas Bjorn, Ryan Moore
12:20: Matt Kuchar, Louis Oosthuizen, Thongchai Jaidee
12:31: Trevor Immelman, Graham DeLaet, Oliver Goss
12:42: Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Derek Ernst, Sang-moon Bae
12:53: Bernhard Langer, Francesco Molinari, Chris Kirk
1:04: Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson
1:15: Bubba Watson, Luke Donald, Sergio Garcia
1:26: Joost Luiten, Marc Leishman, Hunter Mahan
1:37: Keegan Bradley, Victor Dubuisson, Peter Hanson
1:48: Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Justin Rose
1:59: Harris English, Lee Westwood, Russell Henley
We’ve all seen the par-3 12th hole at Augusta National and the Masters a million times. Same with the par-5 13th’s green complex, 18th green, Magnolia Lane, the Clubhouse… The times I’ve been there I’ve had fun finding things the average person does NOT see on TV. Here are a few highlights.
The guy above was sitting in the bushes right of the 10th hole. When I asked him what he was doing, he said “collecting data.” The machine he was using to collect that data is below:
Data collecting device…
Not sure what that device is below, but I presume these gentlemen are measuring the moisture level of the green (15th green if I recall).
Testing greens and setting pins below.
Mini stimpmeter to test green speed and set pins?
I’m just about to catch my flight home, but I wanted to post a couple of photos from Augusta National and the 2010 Masters… First, my Dream Foursome was featured on Augusta.com’s web site!
2nd, kissing the #1 fairway. The pilgrimage is completed.
“If Freddy could putt, he might have a 2nd green jacket”
“If Tiger could putt, he might have his 5th green jacket”
“The ‘Phil Slam’ is only two major wins away”
Remember when everyone called Lefty “The best player to not have won a major?” Those days are long gone.
Phil took his TWO drivers and won is 2nd Masters with a well played 69. There’s a rumor floating around the web that one apparently isn’t on the USGA conforming list. More info on that later. His only bogey of the day was on 18 when it didn’t matter since he had a 3 stroke lead.
Rocco Mediate was in the hunt until he carded a 10 on #12 en route to a meltdown 80.
Fred Couples was very close to winning and would have been the oldest Masters champ had he done so. If only he could have made some putts today he and Eat would be happy.
Press to Fred Couples: “Is there an optimum age for golf”
Freddy: “For Tiger it’s 16 and on…”
Press to Phil: “What do you think of the lengthening of Augusta National”
Phil: “I like it.” DOH!
Press to Phil: (paraphrasing) “Like Arnold and Jack you are trading Masters championships with Tiger.”
Phil: (paraphrasing) “I’m not interested in trading.”