Two things always distinguished The Masters in the past:
1) Augusta National was the ultimate risk/reward course. Birdie and eagle opportunities were abundant, but so were possibilities of a 7 or 8. On Sunday, on the back nine in particular, the tournament became a test of nerves as much as shot-making. You couldn’t win without playing aggressively, but that meant an embarrassing double- or triple-bogey was always only a hiccup away.
2) As a direct result of Point 1, the cream always seemed to rise to the top at The Masters. There’s a reason Jack Nicklaus won this tournament more than any other major, and why Arnold Palmer (4 titles) and Tiger Woods (4 titles) have also won it more than any other of the big four (Gary Player won it three times, equal to his British open titles).p>With no disrespect meant to Zach Johnson or Trevor Immelman (fine gentlemen and deserving champions both), it ain’t the same no more! It’s not right when the winner is determined by who on the leaderboard backs up the least on Sunday. I say, bring back the eagles, bring back the “Sunday charge,” and bring the “roars” back to August National! Make the course fun again.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online