Ron Green Sr., not the first writer you'd look to for a skeptical take on Augusta National, after round 1: "The way the course is now, it's hard to be heroic. It's not a good thing, but as Tiger kept reminding us, 'It is what it is.'"
Imagine, for instance, a repetition of eighteen holes, all of the supreme excellence of the most exceptional hole we can think of at the moment - the Seventeenth at St. Andrews. The strain of it all! Eighteen tee shots of the same intensity or eighteen approaches which courted disaster in the same dire form. It would to a certainty break our hearts and leave us nervous wrecks or golf lunatics in real earnest.
TOM SIMPSON and H.N. WETHERED