Early Game Stories and Other Final Day Stuff

masterslogo2.gifDamon Hack files a story and notes column (on Tiger, Crenshaw and Mediate). Doug Ferguson also files notes, looking at Rocco Mediate's back going out and Stewart Cink reconsidering some if his pre-tourament criticismCameron Morfit at Golfonline focuses on Mediate and his pals.

Leonard Shapiro leads with the Sunday morning camera click on 18, and how, thankfully, it did not affect the outcome. Based on the number of top-of-the-backswing shots we've seen there in recent years, it's a bit of a wonder that the shutterbugs are even allowed near the tee. And Frank Hannigan's favorite columnist looks at Phil's learning curve.

Lawrence Donegan's Guardian game story analyzes the European showing while John Huggan writes about Darren Clarke.

Ben Crenshaw had two weekend diary entries at masters.org, here and here.

If it's photos you are after, the Augusta Chronicle has pages and pages of thumbnails.

And Michael Hiestand does his best to channel his infamous predecessor, Rudy Martzke:

It's pointless to quibble about coverage that inevitably will be glowing since, as CBS' Dick Enberg put it Sunday, it's set amid "spectacular and overpowering beauty" in "this glorious arena." The effect was contagious: Mickelson's upbeat TV ads for ExxonMobil during CBS' coverage made you wonder if you shouldn't be a bit more appreciative of the conglomerate.

I knew those ads worked on someone!