It has tken me three full days now to recover from the debacle that was the 2009 Masters. In what seemed to be an easy walk back up the hills to the clubhouse, turned into a collaspe that will go down in history as one of the worst ever. Kentuckian Kenny Perry almost knowcks it into the hole on the par 3 16th and makes an easy birdie for a two stroke lead with two to go, but the nerves jump up & he makes a very bad decision to chip his third shot from just off the green on the 17th and plays it poorly leaving him with a one shot lead. I don’t know if it has happened yet, but his cassie should be let go for giving him his iron to chip with. From just a few feet off the putting surface, and on fairways that are faster than his own golf course in Franklin, KP made the choice to play a chip and run when it should have been putted. I was devasted as the wife had him in Vegas at 60-1 and it looked as if our upcoming trip to chi-town was going to be paid. But it is what it is and he now has officially blown two majors in his career.
Angel Cabrera now has validated his US Open truimph with a huge win in the Masters. He showed an uncanny ability to manage his round when he did not play his best and recorded one of the best up & downs in playoff history to extend the match to the 2nd playoff hole. After hitting his ball into the trees and trying to play the hero shot, Angel got lucky when the ball kicked back into the fairway, and then took advantage of it by stiffing a wedge and rolling it in. I would have liked to seen Angel speak in english during the green jacket ceremony, he has been playing the US PGA Tour now for a decade, but that is another topic.