AUGUSTA, Ga. – What Augusta National giveth, Augusta National taketh away.
Fred Couples knows the truth of that after his tee shot at the 12th hole Sunday at the Masters.
Couples’ shot came up short, rolling back into the creek. Of course, it immediately brought to mind the similar shot Couples hit there in the final round in 1992, when his ball inexplicably hung up there like the grass was Velcro and didn’t make it to the water. The break was key to his victory. Sunday's shot will likely be remembered as key to his inability to win this year.