MMGP – Valero

With the Florida swing behind the tour it is onto the short lived Texas track before the Masters in a couple of weeks and what do you know we have another random ass first time winner. Please don’t pretend you know WTF Steven Bowditch is because even if you watched the tournament you still are asking yourself who, what, how? Anyways congrats to another first timer who punched his ticket to Augusta. As far as the overall reactions go:

Steven Bowditch – Again WTF is this guy. Missed the cut in 3 of last 4 tournaments. Best finished was a T-19 at Pebble months ago and he pulls off the victory on a tough, long and windy course. But please let’s not sugar coat this. He shot a +4 (76) on Sunday and almost gave it away. If anyone had tried to make an actual move he would have surely lost. Not to say that he didn’t deserve the win because he had a decent lead heading into Sunday, but seriously that wasn’t too much fun to watch.

Sunday Chokes – No one wanted this thing on Sunday. Sure it was a tough day to play, but look at the guys who were close to the top:

Kuchar – +3 with T-3 finish. Started 3 off the lead after a great Saturday and followed up with crap.
Loupe – +3 with T-3 finish. Stated 3 off like Kuch but couldn’t keep game going.
Perez – +5 with T-11 finish. Started 4 off the lead and after a great week imploded.
Na – +4 with T -11 finish. Started 5 off the lead. See everyone above.

Phil – Not a good sign for Lefty. Clearly his age isn’t helping him these days and his game as been anything but Phil-like. But you know he only cares about the Majors, and is definitely just trying to win another Green Jacket, but a WD on Saturday can’t be good. With Phil and Tiger both hurting it seems like Augusta might have a different feel this year.


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