Masters Wrapup Open Thread
By Kickntrue on 4/13/09
What did you guys think? Did Tiger and Phil steal the day? What about Perry choking? Let's talk!


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ToddRobb says:
I lot to be said for "hangin in there". Congrats to Angel!
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haroldthegolfer says:
What about Cabrera. He won let's talk about him even though he is latino
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whomsley says:
Tiger and Phil did steal the day. The main coverage should have been on Cabrera and Perry. They were the leaders heading into the final round and they should have been in the spotlight. I didn't mind watching Phil beat Tiger by one stroke...but this was Cabrera & Perry's day that is not what it felt like.
4/13/09
 
Kickntrue says:
You're right, Cabrera DID win, but it is tough to talk much about him. What can you tell me about him other than the fact that this is his 2nd major? He doesn't make it real easy. One funny thing- I'm not sure if it makes me like him more or less- is that fact that he lets his translator take some liberties with his work. Multiple sources have said the words didn't always match up.
4/13/09
 
klangdon says:
ya, i would love to know more about cabrera. i know he has a rags to riches story. he has a "regular joe" kinda feel to him, almost like bubba watson or john daly. of course there are other times when he has a "sopranos" kinda feel.
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ToddRobb says:
The network had to show what the majority of people wanted, just like at the event, most of the people there that were walking, were following Tiger and Phil. It started to look like THEY were going to be leaders until....

It was the perfect storm for network tv, Tiger and Phil trying to make a comeback, the leaders trying not to choke and ending with a playoff. You had to love every bit of it, it certainly had to make the Tiger haters happy.
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baker_f72 says:
I feel bad for Perry, am I the only one?
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klangdon says:
I felt for Perry. Adds to it that it was likely his last shot, Cabrera will likely have more oppurtunities.
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ToddRobb says:
Sad but true, I won $50 for betting he couldn't hold the lead from the 16th hole. I looked like a genius to the people I was watching with. The only reason I didn't think he could do it was because he was never there before. It seemed to me that Angel looked a little more comfortable.

Quick story, when I first started playing I had a "big" bet with the guy that taught me the game that I would beat him the first year, I was not working at the time and was able to practice or play every day. At the end of the year we were tied on the 18th tee of a par five, we both hit the fairway, from that point on my eyes couldn't even focus on the ball I was so nervous. I wound up taking a 9 and losing by 3 strokes. The point is, if there is ALOT on the line and you are not used to it, your body doesn't do things that it normally does. When Kenny didn't celebrate after hitting that 8 iron on 16, that told me he was not comfortable at all. Yes, I feel bad for him because I've been there (on a much less degree).
4/13/09
 
BK88 says:
Reference Tiger and Phil, remember that line from "The Natural" about Robert Redford's character..."well he'll make it interesting, but he won't make a difference." Congrats to Angel! Tenacity and focus, and a little nod from the gods carry the day. Too bad about the Perry; whose heart doesn't go out to him with his graciousness and gentlemanly conduct.
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unknown1111 says:
Cabrera didn't even play good he had alot of mental mistakes.
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karvoload says:
Cabrera got lucky as shit. that was more of a gift than oglvies win. perry really did choke. he wanted it way too bad. cabrera in the trees on the first playoff hole, and doesnt even punch out. goes for the green and nailes a tree. how does that ball come out perfectly. joke. big fat joke. he was the only contender i didn't want to see win. big fat slob
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whomsley says:
There is no reason to call the man a slob. A little decency please. He just won one of the most treasured tourneys in history...cut the guy some slack. I was hoping for either Perry or Cabrera to win. Tiger defiantly is the best that is out there but to see a guy in his mid forties win the Masters is awesome. Especially a guy that looks like he would sit down, have a beer and shoot the $h!t with you.
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ToddRobb says:
Kenny wasn't ready for the spotlight, once Tiger and Phil finished their round, all of those people started following Angel and him. That changed everything, he had been hitting that 8 iron perfectly for four days, turn on the "major spotlight" and the 8 iron gets pushed right and short. In my opinion, luck plays a big part in golf, good and bad, so much so that it doesn't matter,(if that makes any sense).
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BK88 says:
Better be lucky than good anyday...especially April 12th.
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kidputter says:
I felt the media showed WAY too much of Phil and Tiger. They were acting like these guys were WINNING. Cabrera, Perry, Furyk, Campbell ALL played better for the weekend. Combined, minus the time after the two finished, they got less air time than Tiger. He used to be the best. He may soon be the best again. Until then, let's not let him live on his past accomplishments. What has he done for us LATELY?
4/14/09
 
Tim Horan says:
I thought the standard of play was superb and without a doubt the exciting golf came from TW and PM. Whilst I do not agree that greater coverage should have been given to this battle it is a fact of life... Ratings is what it is all about and in the present climate the PGA need that coverage. Anyone who regularly watches F1 or Superbikes if the there is a duel going on further down the field that is where the cameras are focused. Don't bad mouth Kenny or Angel or Chad for playing "good golf". When Tigers race was run... that was where the battle was won and lost. On a personal note I was pleased to see Phil rise above all the crap between the two of them in the post round interview.
4/14/09
 
Mookie says:
A lot of these guys showed a lot of class. Tiger and Phil are the most popular golfers on the tour! Why wouldn't the media focus on them? This isn't a news story; it's a morality play/melodrama. Yeah, Phil did show a lot of class at the end. That IS what the morality play requires. Cabrera was nearly invisible until the end because he was just another guy on the big board. Once Tiger falters, Perry gets the camera, until he too falls after the 8-iron shot. Who doesn't know that one? Hit a great shot that seems to assure you a great round, then bang, your brain relaxes and you give away strokes. Mo melodrama, and Cabrera, he pstciks around, sees all the pieces on the floor, and knits them together, and with a little bit o' luck, you can find yourself a Master's champ.
4/14/09
 
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