AUGUSTA — Good morning. My quest today is to not write about Tiger Woods.
Given the uniqueness of the Masters — the old guys/good guys diversity of the field — there’s a general rule of media coverage. Thursday should be about the old guys. The thinking is that you have the rest of the week to focus on some of the top 25 guys on the money list.
The problem Thursday was that the size and mutant form that the Woods’ story had taken on made it nearly impossible for his return to be eclipsed by any other development in the first round. But it was a closer call than expected. In any other year, 50-year-old Fred Couples (leader at 6-under), 60-year-old Tom Watson (5-under) and 52-year-old Bernhard Langer (1-under) would have been THE stories of this year’s Masters.
So today could be my Thursday. Going into the tournament, I figured Woods would be the major story on Day 2 only if he missed the cut. He won’t.
While I’m supposed to maintain objectivity in these matters, I’m hoping at least one of these old guys hangs around and is still on the leaderboard at the end of the second round. That would make it easy.
Besides, Couples was my second pick in the annual AJC Masters draft. YESSS!
So here’s my question for you: Whom do you want to read about tomorrow? I put up a poll but you can make another suggestion here below if your guy is not listed. I’ll check back later.
By the way, the temperature gauge in my car read 57 driving to the course today. Pants day.
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