It was clear on Saturday night how things were going to go, if you looked at Twitter, watched the Golf Channel, and listened to the pundits. On Sunday, here’s how it was supposed to be…
- Bubba Watson had only won 1 out of 14 tournaments that he had led going into the final round.
- Matt Kuchar had never finished strong on Sunday in a major tournament.
- The only other front-runner was young, 20-year-old Jordan Spieth, chasing history.
- And I’d be at Augusta National to witness it all.
And with the first Masters tournament without Tiger Woods in nearly two decades, the historic victory for Jordan Spieth was how it was supposed to be, right? After all, Jack Nicklaus set the record for youngest Masters champion. 17 years later, Seve broke Jack’s record. 17 years after Seve, the 21 year-old history-shattering Tiger Woods broke the record.
And how many years had it been since Tiger changed the golf world forever? 17 years. And Tiger was supposed to easily beat Jack’s record of 18 majors, which doesn’t seem so certain any more.
It’s just how it was supposed to be. It was going to be great when…