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adam2015

Masters

After forty-eight majors played and no titles, the 2004 Masters Champion is Phil Mickelson. It's been a while since I wanted a Masters winner so badly. Probably not since my last trip to the National in 2001 when I wanted a Tiger Woods victory. Mickelson held the lead most of yesterday though sharing it with Chris DiMarco for a while. However, Sunday at the Masters is like no sporting event anywhere in terms of what can happen. And two aces and four eagles, none by Mickelson, certainly made things interesting. When Ernie Els eagled the 8th hole, he took the lead which he held until the back nine. When Els eagled thirteen, Mickelson was down three strokes with seven holes to play. However, he birdied twelve, thirteen, and fourteen to draw even with Els until Els finished his round. Mickelson then birdied eighteen after watching his playing partner, DiMarco make a put just a few inches longer than his own. As he was interviewed in Butler Cabin after the round, I've never seen someone so antsy to put on the Green Jacket. And I've seldom wished I could be there so badly, but maybe next year.

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