Epic Carnival | Where Sports and Pop Culture Collide: I KNOW: WHY NOT TALK ABOUT THE GUY WHO WON THE TOURNAMENT?


by E. Spencer Kyte, Bugs and Cranks

Trevor Immelman won The Masters. That's him, to the left. Hi Trevor!

There is no spin needed, no caveats about weather and the course and the failure of others to make shots.

If anyone was under pressure yesterday it was the South African third round leader who was in position to don his first green jacket. And at the end of the day, he came through.

Sure, it wasn't always pretty and he dropped three strokes to the field, ending the tournament at 8-under. But 8-under was three shots better than everyone else, including Tiger Woods.

Since being helped into his green jacket early yesterday evening, the coverage of The Masters has been "Immelman won, but Tiger let it slip away" and it's even more ridiculous today than it was yesterday when people were crowning Tiger the champion before anyone had hit a shot.

Tell me this: did Trevor Immelman play on a different course or under different condition than the rest of the field yesterday? That was him marching up and down the fairways along side of Brandt Snedeker, right?

Of course it was. It was also him playing smart golf the entire day. Save for a double bogey on 16, Immelman managed his day and his shots, ensuring that the victory remained his.

Did Tiger have his opportunities and miss them? Of course he did and I was as surprised as anyone by those miscues. But that doesn't change the fact that Trevor Immelman led The Masters wire-to-wire and deserves to be the first, second and third story coming out of Augusta, GA today.

Congratulations Trevor Immelman! You deserved the win and deserve all the recognition!

1 comment(s):

Newt said...

You have to wonder if all the people talking about and justifying Tiger's actions are the people who pegged him as the winner before the first tee off. Trying to predict a winner can be fun, or your job, but once its been decided that your pick is not said winner it's time to give credit where credit is due.

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