Greetings From L.A., Volume 1

greetingsfromLASunny, fresh, lovely day here at Riviera, which is why I'm in the press tent surrounded by the nation's finest scribblers.

Actually I just spent an enjoyable ten minutes listening to Jim Nantz and his associate producer Tom Spencer telling me about this April's pre-Masters re-broadcast of the 1960 Masters. His production outfit has brought in the folks who make the golf scenes in the Aviator so cool to colorize the footage, and of course added interviews with Palmer and CBS's Frank Chirkinian about the telecast. Sounds very cool.

Somebody is now in the interview room...oh, Retief Goosen. Sheesh, the way the inklsingers are running to the room, you'd think Bill Parcells was in the house.

The course is in fine shape considering the weird winter weather we've had. The architectural changes are pitiful as always, but more on that later.

More importantly, lunch was outstanding, so look for rosey coverage from the scribes this week.