Monday, April 13, 2009

Choking Mishaps At The Masters In Augusta...




Augusta was as beautiful as ever this year...





I'm certain that I wasn't the only person who noticed that there was a lot of *choking* going on near the end of the famed Masters Golf Tournament this year. Although heart-breaking to watch, it just proves what a *mental* game golf really is. It's also rather comforting to discover that even the best of the best can blow a good round. I'm sure that thought will help me none whatsoever the next time I choke during a round of play. Still, it does rather soothe the amateur soul.










Because he grew up down the road from us in a little West Texas town called Andrews, we were, of course, really pulling for Chad Campbell. Andrews, Texas has always had an amazing golf team and that is where Chad got his start.




However, we were also pulling for Kenny Perry, the *old man* of this year's Masters. Next year he will undoubtedly play on the Senior Tour, so we would love to have seen him win another green jacket at Augusta.





Unfortunately, golf is just one of those games that often allows us to defeat ourselves with just a few bad shots during a round. But four consecutive days of golf would certainly kick my derriere. I'd have to go to bed for a week.





Honestly, I didn't expect Tiger to win. I think his hiatus from golf (during his recovery period) is causing him to take more time getting back on top of his game. I don't mean the physical aspect. I think it's inside his head and will just take a bit more time to get it screwed back on like it was prior to the surgery. At least he HAD an excuse.





I'm not quite sure what the deal was with Mickelson, but he certainly looked sharp and very fit, although he's never been on my list of favorites.










I thought it was great that tennis champ Chris Evert caddied for her husband Greg Norman, but evidently, Chrissie was not his good luck charm.








I did enjoy the exuberance of Japan's top golfer, Shingo Katayama. He just gets so excited after sinking his putts, kind of like me.




Now, I might be showing my aversion to watching golf on TV here (to me it's like watching paint peel), but I'd never even heard of the winner, Angel Cabrera. Obviously, he was the only golfer to not choke this year, so congrats to Mr. Cabrera.




I think it's definitely showing my age when I say that I watched the entire coverage of The Masters this year, from beginning to end. But, I would still rather be out on the golf course playing, than watching on TV….

16 comments:

QueenofPlanetHotflash said...

Hoppy Belated Easter Ms.Snooty.. I have missed your adventures I'm going to catch up this weekend :o)

SJN said...

I couldn't watch the final round due to traveling home from Florida. I did catch the one hole that Tiger and Phil almost eagled together, but both missed their putts. After that we were in the air. It was an exciting round to miss, but worth missing to be with the family for Easter!
Hope you had a good day too!

Mental P Mama said...

I liked all the new faces. Of course, my picks suffered;) But it's all for the sport. Right?

The Incredible Woody said...

I usually watch the final round but for some reason, I didn't this year. Don't really know why.

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

I missed it. Thanks for giving me an update!

TSannie said...

I didn't know Chris caddied for her husband! Interesting!

Shawn said...

Yay! You are back! I was missing Ms Snooty Patootie!

noble pig said...

So hey I have a golf question. Our home in Oregon is right on the golf course and we are at one of the tee off's. There is the spot the women shoot from and then the men and then behind where the men usually shoot there is another place to shoot from farther back? Why...I've never seen anyone hit from there...is it for professionals? I'm clueless.

Heather said...

I see you have a lot of favorites too. It's not just me! I loved watching, but I agree, I'd rather spend a pretty afternoon on the course instead of sitting in front of my TV set.

Did I mention I'm glad you are back safe and sound? I am.

imom said...

I know the big names in golf, but that's about it. Your re-cap was very truly interesting!

Just like everyone else, I'm really glad you're back.

Ellen said...

I watched a good bit of the Masters and every time the camera cut to Cabrera, he was choking on a shot. I was very surprised to hear that he had won.

It was good to see some unfamiliar faces in the top 10.

Snooty Primadona said...

Cathy: The tees farthest back are the championship tees, then come the regular men's tess, then the ladies tees. I've even been to some clubs that have a fourth set to accomodate juniors and/or seniors.

Daryl said...

Mickelson is one of my favs cause he, like me, is a leftie AND he never fails to fuck himself up ...

Husband watched golf w/the sound off .. usually listening to some good music .. and until the NCAA play offs were over he was watching PictureInPicture on the Center of the Universe (my name for the 46 in set that ate our livingroom)

Staci said...

That playoff was exciting - there were people choking like OU in a bowl game!

sista #2 said...

Am I the only one who falls asleep during golf?


peace
#2

Buddha's Place said...

You are so golf savvy Snoots!

 

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