Hooks Cuts from the Masters


  • No red on the leaderboard at Augusta and Zach Johnson outplays Tiger down the stretch. Saw it coming all the way.
  • Sunday more than salvaged a Masters that up until then was not garnering too many favorable reviews.
  • Johnson plays the par-5s in 11 under without going for a single one in two. Saw it coming all the way.
  • Johnson now owns as many majors as Lanny, Freddie, Davis and Tom Kite.
  • Theres no more sociable major in golf than the Masters; families and friends returning each year to favorite spots.
  • At the risk of sounding like a name dropper, I spent a few minutes with Will Ferrell at Amen Corner. We practiced our golf clap together.
  • Nice to see a humble kid -- and even though Zachs 31 he still has some kid in him -- grab such a big moment, reminding us that sport doesnt belong to the superstars.
  • Ernie and Sergio sadly couldnt find any answers this week, one insider telling me Sergios a bit psyched out by Augusta National at this point.
  • At the risk of sounding like a name dropper, former Suns sharpshooter Dan Majerle walked by our set and said hello. Majerles sports bar in Scottsdale is supposed to be very strong.
  • Zachs caddie, Damon Green, is a legitimate player whos known as 'Chicken Man.' A former Nationwide Tour pro, hed occasionally break into a wing-flapping chicken strut when he made a big putt. He didnt need any prodding to cut loose with a chicken dance after brining home the new Masters champ.
  • At the risk of sounding like a name dropper, Nick Faldos Saturday Masters party featured Huey Lewis and the News with David Kamens on the bongos.
  • Word is Oakmont could be one of the toughest major venues ever, the greens absolutely sinister.
  • At the risk of sounding like a name dropper, tennis legend Boris Becker was on the grounds of Augusta working for German television.
  • Didnt see much red on the board this week, but did catch Doug Sanders in a bright yellow slack.
  • Admit it, youd like 100 balls to make one where Sabbatini snaked that crazy putt at eight.
  • Hilton Heads next and most will drive. Zachs flying.
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