Final Thoughts On The Masters, Sergio Garcia’s First Tweet, Plus What Tiger Woods And Others Had To Say
After the third round of the Masters, I tweeted out a poll asking people who they thought would be slipping on the Green Jacket come Sunday night. Of 3,153 votes, 74% of people thought it would either be Jordan Spieth or Rickie Fowler. Only 14% expected Sergio Garcia or Justin Rose to win.
Then Sunday’s round started. And players with late tee times started to hit the eject button. Spieth and Fowler slowly slipped out of contention. After nine holes, Charley Hoffman and Ryan Moore were no where to be found. Players who started the day too far back to make a serious run were the only players making runs. The worst case scenario almost came to fruition.
I would have never been able to forgive myself for putting that out in the universe on Sunday morning if Schwartzel won. Amazingly, that exact scenario would have played out, but thankfully, Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose were up to the task of playing good golf and that nightmare never became a reality. For me, Rose and Garcia also saved a really lackluster Sunday. Until Sergio made par on 13, the whole day was kind of uneventful. Sure, Kuchar made an ace on 15 to record yet another backdoor top ten and Thomas Pieters and Charl Schwartzel played good golf, but we all knew they were never really going to contend unless Garcia and Rose both collapsed.