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Boring?  BORING?  Mike & Mike, Mad Dog Radio, etc etc how could these guys even use the word?  Did these sportscasters even watch the tournament, or did they tune in for the last 3 holes and expec

I'd like to make a suggestion to the Augusta people: Quickly write into your tournament by-laws a contingency tradition; if the son of a former winner wins the tournament, his dad gets to prese

It's not the weather, though, as you may expect ... But rather, Phil Mickelson is just starting his practice round. ;)

Look here, I really like Jordan Speith, I really hope he wins it. But the announcers won't stop saying he's 20 years old. YES WE GET IT, HE's 20 YEARS OLD!

Oh, just wait. Nantz is going to cream himself so much today over the Speith/Scott pairing that I might have to mute the television. And if they both do well today, Nantz and TGC are just going to be unbearable.

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Oh, just wait. Nantz is going to cream himself so much today over the Speith/Scott pairing that I might have to mute the television. And if they both do well today, Nantz and TGC are just going to be unbearable.

If they play well I probably will too. TMI??? ;)

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Yo @jamo , any chance for a chat room today? Everyone else, when does your coverage start? Seems I have to wait till 3 o'clock.

I do like the rapid-fire chats, but we're just supposed to use this thread. ----------------------- Also, first round ratings down 28% this year: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/golf-devil-ball-golf/the-tiger-effect--espn-s-ratings-down-almost-30-percent-for-masters-opening-round-190435098.html

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Someone was talking about it earlier ( @Golfingdad ?), but they just displayed this graphic on the Amen Corner feed: (Pardon my shaky hands. One of many reasons I never became a surgeon.) So 11 is the toughest, 12 is the second toughest, 13 is second easiest.

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Wow Woodland -3 through 9 and still has the two easy par 5s to go that he should obliterate with his length. This was the kind of round I expected from Rory...but he is going the other direction.

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Part of par is not only the horizontal distance, but also how long it plays (and generally, which integer they expect the scores to be closest to). 11 is significantly downhill and doesn't have water fronting the entire green. I think the green is larger, too, or at least deeper. You can also tell how accurate par is by the second shot played by pros -- how often have you seen someone lay up on 11 from the fairway? What of 13? The pros aren't looking at par when they make this decision, but how many strokes it will take them to get the ball in the hole. The closest I've seen to a layup on 11 is the occasional draw player aiming right of the green so a missed green results in a chip instead of a drop. Not saying it's right or wrong -- just trying to explain why you can have two holes so close in yardage and yet they're a different par.

They don't lay up, per se, but players [U]constantly[/U] bail out to the flat landing area short and right of the green. That second shot is scary, the angle the players are coming from makes the water very much in play.

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