There was a lot of noise this week about the lack of drama at recent Masters--how the "roars" had been lost on the grounds of Augusta National. The Masters has long been known for how the roars of the crowd on one hole echoed out around the course when major shots were holed.
Well, the roars are back. Today was, for the most part, a dream day for the tournament committee and CBS. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson found themselves paired together and both made a strong charge for the lead. The anticipation reached a pitch on 15 when both were on in two and putting for eagle.
Both Mickelson and Woods faded over the final three holes, which I'm sure wasn't to CBS' liking, but the tourney concluded with a sudden-death, three-way playoff which Angel Cabrera won after making par on the second hole (hole #10.)
The tournament had plenty of twists and turns...and the drama returned to the hallowed grounds of Augusta National. It was a good way to get the 2009 majors kicked off.