I’ll make this quick, because Puyallup’s Ryan Moore tees off for the final round at the Masters in a half-hour.
For the record, nine people back home – including my girlfriend, Angie – requested Masters memorabilia. Three shirts, three caps, a flag, a couple ball marker sets and a dozen golf balls with the Masters logo that I bring back to disperse among my colleagues who have to edit my copy.
The tab? $522.16.
A couple notes:
Chatting with Marty Hackel, the world’s renowned golf apparel critic, I asked when the last time a golfer played competitive rounds at the Masters wearing the button-up sweater vest and tie like Moore has this week?
Hackel said a candidate would have been Sweden’s Jesper Parnevik almost a decade ago.
If he had not, Hackel’s best guess would have been the early 1950s.
• England’s Lee Westwood is vying not only for his first major championship, he could become the first golfer in Masters history to shoot four rounds in the 60s (67-69-68 through the first three rounds).
• Fourteen of the 48 men who made the cut this week have had a front nine or back nine score of 40 or higher. Moore is not among that distinguished group.
Enjoy the final round.