I couldn’t help but think that we had two winners in the Masters. Adam Scott sunk a putt for birdie on the second playoff hole to win the title. But Angel Cabrera, from Argentina, won me over with his infectious smile and gracious attitude. More than anyone I’ve watched recently, he seemed to fearlessly relish the moment; and also the win for Scott. Cabrera, with his son caddying, played quickly, decisively, and spontaneously. I wish more golfers followed his example.
Meanwhile, the lesson of the Masters is, once again, the importance of putting. Pros are expected to drive the ball well, hit great iron shots, pitch and chip. But for them, putting wins tournaments. On the amateur level, we have to keep the ball in play. This means straightening out the slice and keeping the ball in the fairway.
image: Associated Press via golfweek.com