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.'"
Carnoustie possesses the most majestic and humiliating golf course in the world, though which wind the evil, serpentine coils of the Barry Burn. The stream is the grave of a million hopes. What queues of ghosts must parade there nightly, to wring fleshless hands over that fatal short approach, or to grope in the turf for the fragments of turn scorecards. R.J.B. SELLAR