The blog is again two days late, but for a different reason, just real busy, and Masters watching. The good news or should I say the great news is, my back issue is about 98% better and I played under some beautiful conditions on Saturday and Sunday. While the scores were not that great, with a 77 at South Park, and an 81 at Riverview, which did feature nine’s of 44-37, as I played the last 10 holes one over par. I was pretty much pain free the whole round. Not a lot to report on the mind body connection, as I was just so happy to be back out there, that I think the concentration was not the best. I did do some things, which I will see how they work out this week. The weather has turned nasty again and I may not get out again until Saturday, although tomorrow and Thursday may have some possibilities.
Now I did watch the Masters on Sunday, and I must say that was one of the great driving exibitions that I have ever seen. It goes to show just how powerful a tool of long and STRAIGHT can be. The rest of Bubba’s game was not that great. He putted better on Sunday than he did on Saturday and he made some very clutch putts on the front nine but he certainly did not putt lights out. The driving was spectacular however and that was enough to allow him to cruise home to victory. It was not a particularly exciting Masters but you have to give Bubba his just due, that he played an excellent final round. There is the old saying the Masters doesn’t begin until the back nine on Sunday, but this one was over at the eighth and ninth holes with the four shot swing. Bubbas steady one bogey one birdie back was enough to easily win. Sounds more like a U. S. Open finish than the Masters. The over reaction to Tiger’s record breaking performance has changed the Masters forever, and I don’t think it is for the good. I am not going to go into any great details but here are two facts the Masters committee did not take into consideration when they changed the course in a panic. Tiger only beat the record by one shot and the second place finisher shot shot 282 who was that long bomb driver Tom Kite. Any golf course needs tweaked once in awhile, but what they did to that course makes sure that Tiger’s record will never be broken, and has turned something that was once very special into just another major.