Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Hey, Look! Tiger Woods Is Just Like Us!!
Well, he's just like one of us if you exclude the near billions of dollars and all the green jackets he owns and big trophies that aren't for winning a Kappa Sigma beer pong tournament in '03 (Go K-Stam!).
Tiger was part of a media conference on Wednesday and said that he, like us, misses the old Augusta National. You know, the one that was more score-able and let players go out and shoot low numbers on Sunday to claim the green jacket.
"I just hope the excitement comes back on the back nine; it's not what it used to be ... 13, 15 were good drives, were automatic irons into greens, and that's not always the case now," Woods said on Wednesday at a media conference in Miami. "I miss guys being able to go out there and shoot 31 on that back nine and win a championship."
Hey, I hear ya, Tiger. I miss those days too. If you were to ask what was the most exciting Masters of this decade, Phil Mickelson's first win in '04 would automatically come to mind. Lefty birdied five of his last seven holes for a salty little 31 that ended with the "catchthelip, catchthelip" putt that dropped.
The lengthy changes have seemed to make that more obsolete. Maybe the weather will cooperate this year and we'll get to see a little more fireworks at the best major of the year. I sure wouldn't object.
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