Masters 2022: The Good, The Bad and The Birdie

12th Apr, 2022 by The Caddie

The Caddie reviews the 2022 Masters Tournament in just nine hits, picking out The Good, The Bad and the Birdie from Augusta.

From Tiger’s return to competitive Golf, to Stewart Cink’s hole in one. It was a weekend full of amazing moments and I’m sure it’s safe to say on behalf of all golfers, we can’t wait for next year already.
So, let’s take a look…

Tiger Woods Masters 2022

The Good:
● The return of Tiger Woods. It was incredible seeing him play all four rounds for the first time in 14 months. We often take for granted just HOW good Tiger Woods is and from the golf produced over the weekend, we could well be seeing an insight into what’s to come.
● Charl Schwartzel holing out on the 10th hole. We love seeing players make an eagle, but holing out on the 10th hole from 136 yards from a downhill lie…take a bow sir.
● It was a 2-for-1 deal at the 18th as both Rory Mcilroy and Collin Morikawa birdied the last from the bunker. It was a double celebration for the crowd who certainly made sure the rest of the course heard them. A true lesson in how important your short game is.

Dustin Johnston Master 2022
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Dustin Johnson reacts after missing a putt on the 7th hole on the second day of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia on Friday, April 8, 2022.
2022 Masters, Augusta, Georgia, United States – 08 Apr 2022

The Bad:
● We think it’s only fair to appreciate the beauty of a shank Mackenzie Hughes produced from the middle of the fairway, a true piece of skill to execute such a well drilled shot. Commenting afterwards on his Twitter he said “It looked way worse coming off the club, didn’t even have time to yell fore” (Credit: @MacHughesGolf) – we’ve all been there, stay strong MH.
● Tyrrell Hatton’s putting game. An unbelievable golfer who struggled all weekend to find his usual form. Not to mention, still receiving a decent pay cheque at the end of the day, I’m sure many of us would happily turn up to shoot 79,80 for some cash!
● Adam Scott’s and Viktor Hovland’s wardrobe – that is all.

Rory McIlroy Masters 2022
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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts after holing out from a bunker for birdie on the eighteenth hole during the final round of the 2022 Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, USA, 10 April 2022. The 2022 Masters Tournament is held 07 April through 10 April 2022.
2022 Masters Golf Tournament, Final Round, Augusta, USA – 10 Apr 2022

The Birdie:
● Return of Stewart Cink: +8 for the tournament, up he steps at the famous 16th hole with his son on the bag and casually cinks a hole in one (did you see what we did there). A beautiful shot from the man who made his 20th masters appearance – what a legend.
● Scottie Scheffler winning ‘The Masters’ obviously has to feature. A great display of fine golf, something most of us can only dream off. I’m sure you’ve made a lot of people happy….financially, if you know what we mean.
● Rory McIlroy’s Sunday charge. A bogey free 64 (-8) to close out a tournament is exceptional golf but to do it at Augusta, now that is simply outstanding – can we see him kick on from here and challenge like this at the other majors? Only time will tell…

So there we have it, a full wrap up done in 9 bullet points. We guess all that means is goodbye to Augusta for now….hello Southern Hills.

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