WOW! No kidding, all I can really say is WOW!
What a finish to The 2016 Masters. For golfing fans, this finish could not have been scripted any better. The real winners from this Major were the fans. It seemed that the moment I turned my head away from the action, something crazy would happen!
I am not sure if you watched The Masters, if you didn’t, the last 9 holes were absolutely amazing. The number of pressure shots missed and made was epic. Through the entire 2.5 hours, some players quietly went about their business and others, not so much. If you missed it, this is what I thought were the highlights of the last day at the 2016 Masters.
Congratulations to Danny Willett. His 67 was solid, shooting 5 birdies and no bogeys. What a fantastic round to watch. Interestingly, Willett was the last player to sign up for this year’s Masters because his wife was having a baby. Fortunately for Willett, his wife had their baby early and he was able to attend. How grateful is he, a new baby and The Masters Champion in just over a week. Again, congratulations Danny Willett on your first green jacket.
Congratulations to Bryson Dechambeau as the low amateur. He was presented with the Silver Cup and finished with a score of +5 in 21st position overall.
Louis, Louis, Louis Oosthuizen! Adding to an exciting back nine by shooting the 16th hole-in-one on the 16th hole in 2016! 16-16-16 simply amazing! I wonder if his new lucky number is 16?
I cannot forget Shane Lowery and Davis Love III for shooting the 14th and 15th holes-in-one respectively! The 16th hole was very good to most players yesterday. Nor can I forget, Lee Westwood’s chip-in on the 15th hole or Billy Horschel’s chip-in for eagle (from 88 yards) on the 8th hole. There were no shortages of great shots.
I could go on and on about the great shots, but I think you get the point that there were many fantastic shots and I am sure we will see them all on the sports channels today. Thanks to all the players who provided many moments of exciting golf over the previous 4 days.
Through this entire Major, I was quite surprised at the tenacity of players like Danny Willett, Paul Casey, Lee Westwood, and Matthew Fitzpatrick to name a few. These players continued to grind and never gave up. This is a great lesson for all amateurs who aspire to play competitive golf. Never stop playing! One never knows what is happening on the course and a great shot here or a lucky bounce there could propel you to the top of the leaderboard. This year’s Masters definitely taught this lesson.
The Masters was very exciting. With this tournament in the books, it is time for my golf season to start. I am hoping that sometime this week, my fun and games will begin! The finish at this year’s Masters was a fantastic way to kick off golf season in the warm climates.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!