Originally Posted by Rick Martin
Kind of interesting watching the Drive, Chip, Putt - thought it was contrived at first - we'll see how long this program lasts and what is produced out of it. Is it to improve the public perception of Augusta National - rich old white guy's society (after Martha Burk protesting)? It does give everyone their first glimpses of Augusta National for the year.....a good thing.
Seriously Rick? Do you have to act like a douche about everything?
I spent three hours watching it this morning with my wife, and my kiddo asked that we record it so I'm gonna watch it again later. Condoleezza Rice, Bubba Watson, Fred Couples, Zach Johnson, Mark O'Meara, Nick Faldo… several others were all out there cheering these KIDS on. They were getting to hit a putt on the 18th green at Augusta National on a Sunday in April that meant something - they might or might not win a national (international) tournament.
My kid's doing it next year, and it's great for the growth of the game.
Improve the public perception of Augusta National? And I thought I was cynical, cripes.