Rose Sticks a Thorn in his Own Side
With Garcia letting his lead slip away, the back nine seemed to be Roses to lose. Even after Garcias world class shot on 15, Rose still had an opportunity to go to the 18th tee up one stroke. Unfortunately Rose was not able to capitalize on a 7 foot par save on 17, or a would be tournament winning putt on 18.
After a Sergio miss, Rose got another chance to capture that elusive green jacket as the two golfers headed back to 18 for the first playoff hole. However, after an errant tee shot on the first playoff hole, and a necessary punch out from the pine straws, Rose was drawing dead. With Sergio making birdie, and clinching The Masters Championship, Rose fell just short from becoming the first European to win both the U.S Open and Masters.
Penultimate Pairing Disappointment
My championship prediction,Jordan Spieth, shot a disappointing 75, including a trip down memory lane putting it in Rae’s Creek on No.12. After recovering from his early 9 on Thursday, Jordan gave himself a chance on Sunday, but didn’t come anywhere close to finding a groove and continued to plummet down the leaderboard. It is only a matter of time until Jordan earns that second green jacket, unfortunately 2017 was not that year.
Rickie, Rickie, Rickie. Similar to his playing partner, Fowler just could not get comfortable with his irons at all, eventually finishing with a 76. Even though his ball striking off the tee was on point, he only hit 7 of 18 GIR, barely giving himself any chances for birdie. Once again,similar to Spieth, you would expect Fowler to be in the mix for the remaining three majors of the year.
KUCHHHH with an ACE
If it wasn’t for Sergios 8-iron on 15, Matt Kuchars Hole-in-One on 16 would have taken the cake for Shot of the Week. With the outcome far from decided, Kuchar put himself in a tie for 3rd with an improbable ace on 16!
— Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 9, 2017
Unfortunately, not all the golfers this week had the same luck as Kuchar.
1st EVER Fore Right of the Week
Earning the first ever For Right of the Week, given out to the golfer with the worst shot of the week, is your 2016 Masters Champion Danny Willet. Well deserved imo.
Masters 2017: Danny Willett | 1st Hole, Round 2 pic.twitter.com/q6LkmKcOcz
— Masters Highlights (@MastersMoments) April 7, 2017
2017 Masters Champion
Stay tuned for continued Fore Right coverage throughout the golf season.
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