There isn’t much to write here! That was one of the most fun Masters to watch in recent years. We had great golfers at the top heading into Sunday. Spieth. Fowler. Rory. Rose. Sergio. All were within range.
But in the end it came down to Rose & Garcia – essentially a match play between the final twosome. Great golfers. Great friends. And great ambassadors, as it turns out. The sportsmanship demonstrated between the two of them throughout the final round was a joy to see, even in the heat of battle they congratulated one another.
What a fantastic 72nd hole played by both men. Both had makable birdie putts – neither dropped. Many thought that Justin had the upper hand going into the playoff – due to his Major experience, having won the US Open at Merion in 2013.
But Sergio stayed focused – and was able to birdie the playoff hole against Rose’s bogey. A long awaited, much deserved Major victory for one of the games most polarizing players. He has been a fixture on the golf radar since 1999 – a force to be reckoned with in Ryder Cup competitions – but not as much in the Majors.
Congrats, Sergio! You’ve come a long way and you deserve this green jacket! The U.S. Open at Erin Hills is only 10 weeks away!