What a masterful weekend it was. An event that was thought to be centered around Tiger ended up having nothing to do with him. It was clear from Thursday that Tiger wouldn't be in contention for the Green Jacket come Sunday. At points it was unclear if he would even make the cut for the weekend, he did however avoid that travesty. The weekend came down to Patrick Reed vs Rory Mcllroy, a rematch of the 2016 Ryder Cup. Rory would be looking for the career Grand Slam with this Masters victory, while Patrick Reed looked to solidify himself as a real player in today's young golf era. The rest of the field that was within contention was filled with top 25 players, however they were so far off the lead that no one really gave them a chance to pass Reed or Mcllroy. Boy, were a lot of people almost wrong.
Patrick Reed played a very conservative round of golf. At first he looked like he was taking some risk when Rory was still within striking distance, but once Rory started to unravel, Reed looked as if he was content with pars the rest of the way. While this is happening Jordan Spieth is quietly putting together one of the best rounds in Masters history. We've all seen Spieth get on these unbelievable tears where he looks nothing short of unstoppable. He most recently did this at the Open championship when he went full robot mode making shots that weren't even deemed humanly possible. When the guy gets going there's no one better in golf, he was once again proved that on Sunday. If he completed the comeback, which he obviously didn't, although he did have a share of the lead late Sunday, it would've been the biggest comeback in Masters history. He also tied the record for best score posted on a Sunday at the Masters, so he couldn't have played much better. The thing is he left a couple out there, he knows he did, and Spieth will grow stronger and closer to the clone of Tiger as he looks to become golf's next prophet.
The winner, Patrick Reed, played a helluva round and put together a great 4 days. I won't lie I was rooting against him heavily. There's a ton of guy's I'd rather see draped in Green, unfortunately I don't get to pick, the golf Gods do, and it just so happened to be Patrick Reed's day. Now, we'll all have to watch this tubby man-child call himself captain America and try to be important and relevant in the golf community. Wow, I'm a lot more bitter about this Jordan Spieth falling short of another Green Jacket scenario than I originally thought. Anyways, Rickie Fowler gave Reed a run for his money, so did Spieth, it was all for none, Reed built a lead too strong to collapse from. He was nervous, he was practically shaking in his boots, however when all you have to do is post a -1 on a Sunday at the Masters to win a Green Jacket your chances are pretty good. Congratulations of the new threads Mr.Reed, don't you dare let it get to your head. Clearly you won't, we are talking about the guy who got bullied out of wearing the color red on Sunday.
Now, let's talk about the real story. What the hell happened to Tiger. Once the most feared man in the jungle, now is a pussycat in the jungle. It's honestly really sad to see. I'd rather Tiger never play golf again than have to watch him be mediocre. Tiger used to win tournaments wire to wire, no one would bat an eye lid. Now, he gets a top 5 finish and Tiger fanboys are cleaning cream of wheat out of their pants. Hell yeah I wanted to see Tiger win this weekend, but I refuse to lower his standards down to the level of his play. He has completely lost the killer within in him. Tiger is nothing but a shell of himself. I'm going to finally say it, I really don't want to, but here I am, Tiger will never win another major again. Just doesn't have the juice anymore and I'm not talking about the steroids. Tiger isn't back, Tiger is DONE.