Was 15 The Turning Point?

masterslogo.gifPrior to the recent tree planting between 15 and 17, Tiger Woods would have had an open shot at this par-5 green and a great chance of knocking it on in two, making birdie or even possibly eagle. That would have set off one of the collosal roars that the CBS boys kept trying to tell us were happening Sunday.

Instead, Tiger has to hit a cut around one of the trees, knocks it in the water and struggles to make a great par.

There were many other instances where the new trees and rough eliminated attacking shots, but this seemed to be the most blatant and the most significant in stripping the tournament of some of its past excitement.