Originally Posted by Rick Martin
what's your explanation? pretty odd that so many big names fail to make the cut in a major in the same event.......
btw, check this link out - overhead of Augusta National - ---noteworthy is the entire neighborhood west of Berckmann's Road has been bought up by Augusta National for their use later on - not sure if it'll be parking or course lengthening (most probably the former, but seeing how golf technology is making courses shorter, they may need the extra room for their first nine (joking, of course).
After seeing Bubba destroy the course they might be considering making some of the holes longer. Given it's Augusta National and they set the rules for the tournament, I'd think it would be interesting if they did a technology rollback on the ball.
Haney and others stated that winning a Major is about putting and that when Tiger didn't three putt he'd win. While I'm not going to dispute or support the theory, it seems to only tell part of the story. Bubba was hitting at least one or two clubs less than most of his competitors because of his long drives, especially on Par 4's. I know from my own stats that when I can hit an approach shot close to the hole I'm going to have less putts than when I just land on the fringe. I also typically can hit a GW closer to the hole than a 7i so there is a direct correlation between the distance of my approach shot and number of putts, assuming I don't mishit.
The question is, how much more accurate is hitting an approach shot with a PW compared to an 8i for the pro's? Was Bubba's putting that good this week or was it his approach shots that made his putting stats look so good?