Master Pickin

Quote of the Day:     Some people think they are concentrating when they’re merely worrying.”     –Bobby Jones

By special request, here is a Thursday Pickin for The Masters being played today through Sunday. If you pick Tiger Woods you have to pick the number of strokes he’ll win by. I say he wins by 3.  As I understand it, there is a guy from Ocean Springs playing in this year’s event as an amateur, so I’ll be pulling for him to be the low amateur. Other than Tiger and the OS guy, I have only the vaguest idea who else will be present in Augusta. Country clubbers rejoice–here is your chance to rule the TB world for a whole post.

My playlist for travellin to DC where I will not be glued to the TV:

  • The Album Green–REM
  • Easy Money–Todd Snider
  • I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For–U2
  • Add it Up–Violent Femmes
  • Drive–The Cars
  • Rough Housin–.38 Special
  • Head Like a Hole–9 Inch Nails

About travellinbaen

I'm a 40 year old lawyer living in Ridgeland, Mississippi. I'm several years and a couple hundred miles removed from most of my old running buddies so I started the blog to provide an outlet for many of the observations and ideas that used to be the subjects of our late night/happy hour/halftime conversations and arguments.
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16 Responses to Master Pickin

  1. Zeek says:

    I have to pick Tiger, he is like Favre, you can never count him out, and he intimidates the rest of the field so badly. So, Tiger by 2.

    Tunes for the Masters:

    Eye of the Tiger- Survivor

    Midnight Rider- Allman Bros. (Georgia boys)

    Call Me the Breeze- Lynard Skynard ( I dig you Ga. peaches…)

    Georgia- Ray Charles

    Thorn in my Pride- Black Crowes (more Ga. boys–great tune)

  2. Zeek, this Master’s pickin is gonna overload my server

    ^ ^


  3. sweet says:


  4. Zeek says:

    I’m afraid the flexibility and well roundedness of this group is very limited. I, on the other hand am very well rounded!! (That was funny, I don’t care who you are) Atleast Sweet gave us a one word one-liner, albeit a loser.

  5. smilyj17 says:


  6. face says:

    I missed the picking, but did attend Thursday and Friday. UNBELIEVABLE. I was worried the experience would not live up to the hype, but it was even cooler than I could have imagined. Steve Wilson was the guy from OS, he owns the BP on Gautier-Vancleave Road. I’ve played with him a few times, and he is damn good. We followed him all day Thursday and he was playing with Tom Watson and Ian Poulter. There was a large number of people from the Coast there to watch him. He shot 79 on Thursday but got a high five from Watson after making a birdie on No. 16. Even if you’re not a big fan of golf, if you ever have the chance to go, take it.

    And TB I think you would especially enjoy the complete lack of corporate logos, the $1.50 sandwiches, and $2.25 beers.

  7. irvineredd says:

    I know some people that were at the practice rounds early last week and they said the place doesn’t even look real it’s so awesome.

  8. Travellinbaen says:

    Just an update. No Internet at hotel in DC . Blog will return to live action at soonest opportunity

  9. JessieLou says:

    A friend of mine has tickets and they go every year. Their kids have gotten some great autographs of big time golfers. They said Phil Mickelson was very nice, especially to the kids, taking time to speak to them after signing the autograph.

    IR has a Tiger Woods autograph I do believe, along with a Lee Trevino, with whom he had his photograph taken many moons ago.

  10. Zeek says:

    I would love to play that course just once.

  11. Madd Dawg says:

    What is the over-under for Zeek’s score on that course?

  12. sweet says:

    He could break 100

  13. face says:

    Not a chance.

  14. Zeek says:

    Et tu, Mattu??

    Am I playing from the same tee as the pros? Like 7,200- 7,300 yards?? With those greens? I don’t think most people understand how difficult those greens are to putt on. I would love the chance.

    P.S. Face–Bring it on, son!! I need a challenge.

  15. face says:

    I’d love the chance, too. But from those tees and playing those greens, I just don’t see it. The one good thing is that there is basically no rough anywhere on the course.

  16. Thhank you for sharing this

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