Certainly at TPC Sawgrass, the smallest is not necessarily the meekest. The 17th is not the most difficult hole on the golf course, but it’s the main attraction, with its large but intimidating island green.
Davis Love III will be making his 28th Players start at TPC Sawgrass, a stat he says speaks to two things: “One, that means you’re old,” said the 49-year-old Love with a grin. “And two, it means you’ve stayed pretty competitive.”
The thread of a Hall of Fame evening, as it usually is, is how the inductees took small sparks of opportunity and chance and somehow wove such a great game into the fabric of their lives.
Angel Cabrera simply loves Augusta National and will play in the final group for the third time in the last five years on Sunday, hoping his 2009 victory will give him advantage over the top of the leaderboard.
On a trying day when the winds kicked up, a little experience came in quite handy. Look at some of the names on the board: Fred Couples, Angel Cabrera, Jim Furyk. And some Tiger guy.
Rory McIlroy stepped onto the grounds at Augusta National Golf Club this week and proclaimed that the “real” golf season had started – unfortunately, his Opening Day at the Masters was something of a wash.
Trevor Immelman's Masters victory at age 28 was expected to propel the South African to the next level. But it simply hasn’t happened.
In 2004, we all wondered if changes to Augusta National's back nine might rob fans of those incredible Sunday finishing stretches. Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els provided a resounding answer to that question.
Our editor Jeff Babineau and Senior Writer Jeff Rude are gamblers at heart and always look for an 'omen' at the outset of any major. Rocky Hambric provided some food for thought on Monday in Augusta.