Saturday, April 12, 2008

2008 Masters, Day #3, Immelman's To Seize.

Trevor Immelman survived a Master's oddity to maintain the lead for the second straight day. Playing his 3rd shot on the par five 15th, Immelman's 3rd shot backed up on the green and incredibly failed to roll all the way down the steep bank fronting the hole. What held it there was golf glue. He managed to get up and down for his par, when he normally would have been faced with a double bogey or worse. When he finally reached his fortunate ball, he gingerly peered at it from a safe distance to check his lie. The look on his face was the one of someone that had just run over a cat and stopped to see it's condition. He posted a 69 on the day to stand at -11 for the tourney. Brandt Snedeker salvaged a brave 70 after bogeying all of Amen Corner. That left him two back at -9. Steve Flesch and Paul Casey penciled 69s to leave them three and four shots behind respectively. Tiger Woods finished the day with a 68, leaving him six behind the leader.

If you're a Woods fan tomorrow, he may need some help. Six shots is a lot to make up. Even if he shot 65, he'd need Immelman to shoot no less than 71 to force a playoff. It's never wise to bet against Tiger though. This average golfer thinks if he loses, it was in the first two rounds. Not enough birdies. Brilliant, huh?

The unknown factor may be the weather. 63 deg. and winds 25-35 mph. The wind may have a big hand in this.

Enjoy the last day of the Masters until next year!

Til' next,

Average Golfer observation........Couldn't adidas have spent a little extra money so that their sponsored players had different shirts? They looked like a bowling team out there. A stripe on the back of the shirt for no apparent reason. Different colors though.

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