Sunday, April 13, 2008

Masters Wrap-Up



















Well, the weekend is over.....Trevor Immelman was basically a wire2wire champ. Tied with Justin Rose after day 1, he held his own everyday until he was adorned with the green jacket today by last years champ Zach Johnson. Ironically, Zach Johnson was the name of a guy in the class behind me at MBA (much like the feel good story of the weekend, Brandt Snedeker). The difference is that unlike the Zach Johnson I know, this was the Brandt Snedeker. While Immelman carried the burden of being the leader, Snedeker was right behind him in 2nd for most of the weekend and at times sharing and taking the lead. Playing together in the final group on Sunday, Immelman played through the ups and downs cool as a cucumber, while Snedeker felt the weight of the spotlight. Other than eagle on the par 5 #2 and a few birdies here and there, Snedeker had little else to cheer for. As his 2nd shot on #13 trickled into Rae's Creek, so trickled away his shot at the green jacket. Nevertheless, you would never know his round and tournament were falling apart by the look on his face. With the downs being more prevalent than the ups, Snedeker carried on with a turn of the cheek and a shake of the head all with a smile and twinkle in his eye. After rounds of 69, 68, and 70, Snedeker closed out the weekend in Augusta with a +5 (77- T-3rd). As he walked off the green on 18, he received a standing ovation from the gallery while Immelman waited to roll in his final put. He left the same way he came in - with a smile. Clearly though, the weekend had taken its toll on him as you'll see on the clip below. Snedeker can and should hold his head up high. He played very well and will be a household name after this weekend. This is not the last we'll see of this young man. Today was not his day, but it may not be too far down the fairway....

4 comments:

Will said...

really, no comments or praise for sneddy? i got a little choked up watching that and posted it by no means to mock.

Joy said...

That's the sweetest video ever. I know that's a really chick thing to say, but it's true. I got you Will, I know there was no mocking there. Full respect brother. I was just annoyed because I couldn't hear what the reporters were saying to him so I wasn't sure what he was answering. The best is, he still looks like he's smiling when he's crying. And the boy was one behind Tiger in the Masters! Plenty to be proud of. Plenty. Godspeed.

Will said...

they asked him how does it feel? - "that about says it"

Joy said...

Ahh...thank you. That does about say it. So nice. Godspeed.