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Very few things like a Sunday at Augusta National

Post by Todd Milles / The News Tribune on April 11, 2010 at 8:50 am with 2 Comments »
April 11, 2010 8:50 am

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.

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  1. Great coverage Todd! It nice to hear a local perspective of the best PGA tournament of the year.

    I know Ryan Moore has just changed clubs and is a partner in that company but does he have a golf ball sponsor? What ball does he use?

  2. Todd Milles says:

    Callaway. Not signed with the company, though.

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