Phil Mickelson Wins the 2010 Masters
Finishing the round with a superb 67, bringing his tournament total to 272 (-16), Phil Mickelson wins the 2010 Masters, adding a third green jacket to his closet. Today’s scorecard consisted of nothing but birdies and pars, quite the impressive feat.
After sinking a birdie putt on the eighteenth green at Augusta National, emotional Phil Mickelson gives his wife Amy the longest recorded hug at the 2010 Masters, and on national television, melting the hearts of all the wives forced to watch the 2010 Masters with their husbands. Amy, who’s been undergoing treatment for breast cancer arrived with the children earlier in the week and made her first public appearance since the tournament began.
I’ve been on the Phil Mickelson train since the tournament began, primarily because I wanted a new free Callaway Driver (:)) via the 2010 Masters Win With Phil contest. Aside from that, he’s a fellow lefty golfer (although a billion times better than me) and these last two days he’s really made some magic happen!
I won’t go into a play by play of the days round, but how about #2 when that tree leaf, seed, or whatever it was landed right in Phil’s putting line when he was in the middle of his backstroke? The ball bounced over it and missed by about 1/2 an inch.. I thought the golf gods might’ve had it in for him then and there, but no, I guess they were only testing his resolve.
Anthony Kim made quite the Tiger surge today, starting the day off with -5 and finishing third with 12 under, that was pretty awesome to watch. It was a bit heartbreaking to watch the Freddie Couples meltdown today, his putting killed him..
How about that Tiger Woods? To be completely honest, I really didn’t want him to win the 2010 Masters, there were too many more deserving players in the field. Having said that, however, watching him play today was exciting and I felt myself getting sucked into the Tiger corner. He had quite the roller coaster round and I kept saying to myself, “man, only Tiger could come back after a shot like that… ” Watching him play made me forget about all the other crap that’s surrounding him, so I think the best way to get past all this garbage is for him to play and play lots.
I thought his final interview was totally lame however, the dude finishes fourth after taking a five month sabbatical from the sport and having a whole slew of other distractions and he has the gall to piss and moan about finishing fourth. He says he’s going to take some additional time off the sport to work on some things…. I got this distinct spoiled brat “since I didn’t win, I’m taking my toys and going home” impression from the interview and it erased all the Tiger feel goods from the book… just me though.. I’m interested to know your thoughts on the tournament..
But I digress..