I will start out by saying that while the 2011 Masters had one of the most exciting Masters finishes of all time, the 2012 Masters was right up there with it.
While part of me wanted to see Charl Schwartzel put the green jacket on close friend and fellow South African, Louis Oosthuizen, I can’t complain about Bubba getting a great win.
Only one Nike Golf athlete made it into the Top 25 and no, it wasn’t Tiger Woods or Charl Schwartzel, it was Francesco Molinari. Francesco now has 5 straight Top 20’s and 8 of his last 9 events.
Speaking of Tiger, he will rebound. I personally think that he was trying to force shots at Augusta like he normally would. But he obviously can’t hit those same shots.. Tiger will rebound and I think he’ll get at least one more win this season. Let’s also note that Tiger finished T41 at the Masters before, when he was low amateur in 1995. Other than missing the cut in 1996, this was the first time he was outside the Top 25.
I was impressed with Kevin Chappell. This was an under-the-radar signing by Nike Golf and this was a decent follow-up to his T3 at the 2011 U.S. Open.
Check below for the full results from the Nike Golf athletes at Augusta;
The boys did good to get 9 athletes into the first Major of the year, but hopefully they can capitalize and #MakeItCount in the rest of 2012.