The Masters Complete Final Round Coverage

The Masters Complete Final Round Coverage

Postby lagpressure » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:33 am

http://www.advancedballstriking.com/Mas ... k_page.swf (Flash Version)

http://www.advancedballstriking.com/masters_classic.mp4 (Higher Definition)

For those who can't wait to watch The Masters, here is a great one. I won't name the year for those of you who have not seen it.
Just sit back and enjoy the final round commercial free. For those who remember this year, you will likely not remember all the shots, so it really was fresh for me to see it again.

There are some great lessons to be learned here.

It's such a treat to see the course being played with gear that matches the yardage and the shape and design of the greens.
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Re: The Masters Complete Final Round Coverage

Postby Styles » Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:20 pm

Looking forward to watching the rest of it but surely there has been a mistake?!!

The leader Ray Floyd missed the fairways badly off the second tee - I thought no one missed fairways with persimmons??!!! In addition Curtis strange had shot an 80 followed by a 65. Surely no one did those sort of wildly different scores in pre-frying pan days!!

I look forward to watching the rest of it and seeing fairways after fairways hit and no greens missed - especially not with any short irons ;-)
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Re: The Masters Complete Final Round Coverage

Postby Newman » Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:03 pm

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Re: The Masters Complete Final Round Coverage

Postby ocat1979 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:31 pm

If floyd hit that same tee shot with a modern driver he probably would of on the right edge of the fairway 50 yards closer to the green. I loved Ken Venturi's comment at about the 23 min mark "Length is not a factor on most of the holes at Augusta National, but accuracy certainly is". How times have changed.......
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Re: The Masters Complete Final Round Coverage

Postby lagpressure » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:07 pm

Watching Snead tee of at age 73, and you can still hear the compression he could put on the ball. Two years earlier he shot a 12 under par 60 and The Greenbrier. What a great golf swing.
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Re: The Masters Complete Final Round Coverage

Postby lagpressure » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:13 pm

Styles,

You will learn if you go and play persimmon that the clubs are a lot less forgiving and the longer hitters had a very hard time hitting them straight. This is what really separated guys like Snead and G Norman. They had fantastic technique to be able to control the small headed persimmons and also deliver great clubhead speed and still be on the insert and the fairway. Sure, Floyd was struggling, and it was interesting to see how he managed his game around Augusta without his A game.

There is a lot to learn here watching this great event.
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Re: The Masters Complete Final Round Coverage

Postby lecoeurdevie » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:13 pm

Man's game.

Best sound I heard so far an hour in is Snead as the honorary starter.You owe me a coke Lag. Compressed and nutted. I so wish they'd bring back the old graphics, feels fake watching sports nowadays with all the terrible graphics everywhere. Just throw a me a bone, anything.. Just the graphics at least.

I think I got a new signature line too out of that, 'The Masters Tournament brought to you by Travelers Insurance, Travelers Where Fairness is Good Business'. If that don't tell a tale nothin does.
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Re: The Masters Complete Final Round Coverage

Postby lecoeurdevie » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:19 pm

If I'm not mistaken the Big Three would all be celebrating their 100th birthdays this year. That's gotta mean something I would think .
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Re: The Masters Complete Final Round Coverage

Postby apples2967 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:29 pm

Watch the footwork of Langer on his 2nd shot to 15. About 2.07 mark Classic Mod 2
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Re: The Masters Complete Final Round Coverage

Postby lagpressure » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:00 pm

So how do you win a major? This is absolutely textbook. Strange hits every fairway and every green as he comes to the moment. The commentary from Venturi and Weiskopf is just spot on.

This is how the golf course was designed. To create these kind of risk and reward situations. Did he make the right decision?
He's 225 out coming in with a fairway wood. He hasn't missed a shot all day, and coming off a birdie on the tough 12th. Hit's a perfect drive off #13, confidence is at an all time high. If the devil is going to tempt you .... here it is. This is what The Masters used to be all about.

Strange's ball striking was flawless. Just a clinic in proper shot making. We do not see this anymore in today's tour players.

If he lays up on 13 and 15 which one could argue that he should have.. Strange would be playing from the center of the fairway on 17 having hit every green and fairway. But due to the circumstances, he of course goes at the pin on 17 and knocks it over. If he had just kept to the game plan of hitting fairways and greens.. I believe he would have hit all those greens and under pressure coming up 18... that should have been the decider for him. He missed his 4 iron just slightly... but the leave was short right, with a simple uphill chip to the pin. Exactly where misses should be. How many times did you see Strange miss long and left? ZERO. So under the most pressure a golfer could ever be under, Strange's miss is slightly short and right. This is why he went on to become a hall of fame player and won back to back US Opens. He learned a great lesson here and didn't make that mistake again.

So if I was his caddy, and I tell him all you have to do is lay up on 13 and 15 and play center on 17.. he would have hit every fairway, every green coming up to his approach from the center cut on 18 Sunday afternoon at Augusta. (the slight roll off on 14 was the place to come in from with that pin placement, so that was not a miss hit tee shot, just for the naysayers ;) )

You don't see these guys spraying the ball all over the lot. Precision golf. This is how major championship golf is supposed to be played and won.

But if you really look at the facts.. Strange had seven three putts during the week. You won't see anyone winning at Augusta with seven three putts these days.. because no one is hitting the ball that good.
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