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The last Masters

Postby Webb » Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:08 pm

At least two players have announced that this will be their last Masters tournament. There may be more as older players realize they just can't compete 20-somethings who can drive a ball 350 yards.

Tom Watson (66). Watson received a special exemption from the R&A last year so that he could finish his Open career at St. Andrews. Watson has won 8 major championships.

Ian Woosnam OBE (58). Woosnam has won one major championship, The Masters, in 1991.

As past winners both players have lifetime exemptions to the tournament.
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Re: The last Masters

Postby ViperPilot » Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:49 pm

The pairing of Bernhard Langer & Jason Day was a perfect example of 'old school' vs. 'nu skool'.

It also showed how a shorter hitter (Langer, -1), adept with both wedge play and putting, was able to both keep pace and beat a longer hitter head to head (Day, E).

Langer commented how, on one hole, he was hitting 3 wood into the green whereas Jason hit a 7 iron!

Going caveman with the big dog has its place, but so does Course Management and, as Harry Callahan would say,

"A man's got to know his limitations."

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Re: The last Masters

Postby Webb » Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:37 am

Sometimes The Masters is remembered more for the losers than the winners.

Jordan Spieth will be back.
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