This was one of the least interesting I've ever covered, hate to say. The people who run the Masters have just made the Augusta National course too difficult. When weather comes in like it did last year and again on Sunday, Augusta starts to take on the feel of Shinnecock.
I know Immelman had a big lead coming in, but you don't want a guy winning the Masters by shooting 75 on Sunday (highest winning final-round score since Arnie's 75 in 1962). Just like last year, there were no back-nine roars shaking the Georgia pines. The Masters is all about those roars for eagles and birds. That's what the fans want. They don't want the U.S. Open down here, but because the Masters is getting more and more like the Open, you're going to see more winners here like Immelman and Zach Johnson -- grinders.
One guy who's happy about this is Jack Nicklaus. If nothing else, Augusta is making it tougher for Tiger to blow by Jack's record of six green jackets. Woods looked like an old Ben Hogan out there standing over his putts. Even from four feet out, you could tell he had absolutely no confidence in his blade.
Personally, I had more fun watching the Masters when Tiger had a chance to shoot 92-under. The elders at Augusta were afraid of that after Tiger destroyed the course in '97, and now they've created a USGA-sized monster that won't go back in its cage.