The Masters Complete Final Round Coverage

Re: The Masters Complete Final Round Coverage

Postby lecoeurdevie » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:14 am

If you get him alone he'd probably agree with you but that's the beauty of the golf course. If he does lay up and doesn't win he's Chip Beck & gutless and you know damn well exactly the thought process, 'It's 225, I may never be in this position again and I gotta go.." Doesn't make it the right call but that's Augusta. Honestly I don't if I could have laid up there either and I've laid up on three pars in tour events more than once because it was the right shot. But there, then? I probably go too and make the same mistake. He knows it. Back in like '90 he did joint GD interview with Guppy that was great where Gup rails him, says that he'd be World No 1 if he'd just get aggressive, hit it at the hole more and go for more shots. Strange completely dissected him and explained to him that he'd lose his card if he did that and it wasn't just because he wasn't as long or hit it as high. Gup didn't get it. Been eons since I read it, if I had to venture a guess I would think TM has a copy. But that was what made Augusta the best tournament in the world, here's the shot, I know it's the wrong shot, I know why it's wrong and I go ahead and hit it anyway. Not a coincide Jack won it six times. The next time he hits the wrong shot will be the first.
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Re: The Masters Complete Final Round Coverage

Postby lecoeurdevie » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:15 am

Friggin dub post.. who's got the dice?
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Re: The Masters Complete Final Round Coverage

Postby lagpressure » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:02 am

Now if you look at Floyd...
Sure, he comes out of the gate hitting it poorly.. but his misses are right not left. Being the champion he is..
he manages it the best he can.. and when he figures out his mechanical issues.. look how he plays through amen corner. Just fantastic. To play those holes as strongly as he did with his C game is why he became a hall of fame golfer.

Strange isn't just hitting fairways.. he is hitting the correct side of the fairway, right to the end. The Masters was the great thinkers event. Good technique being a given. No other event crowned the top players year after year after year. Once you took away persimmon, balata, and introduced frying pans and rocket balls, rough and long putters, it's just become an every man's event. There are 18 holes.. the cup is the same size, and conditions are immaculate... but the rest of it has floated away down the creek along with the food coloring.

Watching this really reminded me how much I miss The Masters.
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Re: The Masters Complete Final Round Coverage

Postby apples2967 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:42 am

I agree so much Lag. Growing up watching that back nine in the very early morning hours in syd Australia bring back great memories. From the momnet Norman finished 4th in his first apperance, '84 i think, right thru i have loved this event. But watching that replay, when 13, and 15 wernt par 4's was great to see.

No way its the same test now. Wedges into 11, give me a break. Do you think Booby Jones envisaged a pitch to 11 for ya 2nd shot. Its just not cricket as they say in these parts

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Re: The Masters Complete Final Round Coverage

Postby lagpressure » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:40 am

It was fun to see my old friend Sam Randolph in Butler Cabin after the round bringing home the low am award. He got in by finishing runner up in the US Amateur. Hord Hardin makes it known that Sam will be back next year for finishing in the top 20 against the world's best. If that is not enough he double qualifies by coming back and winning the US Amateur a few months later and the next year he is low am at both the US Open and The Masters. Throw in Collegiate Player of the Year and The California State Am, no small feat. Pretty amazing stuff to be playing on Sunday paired with Jack Nicklaus in your first Masters. It's one thing to get paired with a former champion the first round, but to earn your way into that pairing on Sunday is a whole other deal. It's easy to forget how good a player he was after all these years, but I sure don't. I once finished a respectable 3rd place in a top collegiate event two shots behind Duffy Waldorf.... and 14 shots behind Sam :?

For those of you new to this site, I interviewed Sam a year or two ago exclusively here on ABS. He talks about his experience at Augusta and a lot of other golf topics.... it's great stuff.
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Re: The Masters Complete Final Round Coverage

Postby tiil » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:09 am

Amazing video. Thanks a lot for putting up a downloadable file too, I really enjoyed watching this on the telly despite of the vhs quality.
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Re: The Masters Complete Final Round Coverage

Postby CaptainChaos » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:03 pm

Styles wrote:...- I thought no one missed fairways with persimmons??!!! ...


Stick to teaching putting. Nobody here has ever made that claim. Your statements are neither clever, thought provoking, ironic, nor educational.

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Re: The Masters Complete Final Round Coverage

Postby lagpressure » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:45 pm

If you watch the whole clip.. you don't see many errant drives... other than Floyd early in the round.. and it wasn't a year that he did his best either. I think Langer clipped a tree left on #10 off the tee... but you don't see the ball ping ponging around in the Georgia Pines much like the guys are doing today.

Strange was an absolute machine off the tee. You get the feeling that it is just a given that he is going to be in the fairway, or better yet, down the correct side of the fairway. No one hits it great all the time.. but when he was on... it was very rare he would miss a fairway.. same with Faldo.
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Re: The Masters Complete Final Round Coverage

Postby Dukeman » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:22 pm

Ricky Fowler must be a student of history.

Is Langer really dressed in head to toe orange?
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Re: The Masters Complete Final Round Coverage

Postby ocat1979 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:46 pm

Langer was dressed in red. They were calling him "The Red Baron"
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