- By Belch
Another year, another Green Jacket. Tiger had a pretty good run in the middle rounds of the Masters, and Lefty just didn’t have what our new young champ did. Jordan Spieth showed up from the first tee and didn’t let go until he sank it on that famous 18th.
Some of his fellow golfers were even taking to calling one of golf’s most famous holes, nicknamed Amen Corner, Spieth Corner.
That’s how good he was.
Now, unlike my counterpart, who values the power of buying championships, I understand the power of the underdog. Maybe it’s a bloody sock in game 7, maybe its paying center fielders to wear pinstripes. You know, baseball stuff. But there was no chance of an underdog story here. Spieth played at such a pace, that at 21, he came close to winning the first major ever at 20-under. He didn’t, but in fairness, he didn’t need it. Spieth could have slept in and snored his way through the final 18 with the lead he gave himself.
Rory has essentially taken the reigns away from Tiger when it comes to golf’s recognizable face, but just like EA Sports, Agusta took the Masters away from him also.
What happened to the days when there were two or three golfers that you could count on to take the lead into the final round?
This is way more exciting, in my opinion.
So, while my counterpart has yet to write an article in years, I will attempt to be the voice of reason when it comes to golf. The rest of you can wait for the return of Tiger, I’ll wait for the return of Doc Slice.
Think you could do it better Doc?