If you had told me that Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy would tie this week at the Masters, I would have believed you. If you told me they would have tied for 45th, I don’t think I would have fallen for that. But that’s what they did, each finishing at 5-over 293.
If Phil Mickelson can’t rally to win today, his debacle at the fourth hole today will go down with his drive on the 72nd hole of the U.S. Open at Winged Foot as two of the worst mistakes he’s ever made. Mickelson cost himself at least one shot by refusing to go back to the tee and taking an unplayable lie. Since then, he seems to be playing just kind of indifferently.
Louis Oosthuizen’s double eagle at the second hole is the stuff that legends are made of. Whether he wins today or not, he’ll never be forgotten, especially because his 2 on the par-5 was caught on camera.
Then again, what would be better than a double eagle? Well, winning the tournament. Oosthuizen has a two-shot lead over Matt Kuchar and Bubba Watson. And a Masters title might make perfect sense, given he already has won the British Open. Remember, guys like Nick Faldo and Seve Ballesteros split all of their majors between the British Open and the Masters, and Mark O’Meara did that, too So Oosthuizen would be joining a very good club.