Bubba Watson wins the Masters

All of the drama in the Masters took place early. By the time, the last group made it to 10, the Masters was firmly in Bubba Watson’s back pocket. There was a 2 shot swing on 8 and another 2 shot swing on 9 which caused young Jordan Spieth to play from behind. He was never able to mount that charge that wanted. He had a couple of opportunities but his putter, which is really his weapon of choice, let him down.

From Golf Channel:

It may be time for Bubba-proofing.

It was, after all, Tiger Woods’ back-to-back victories in 2001 and ’02 at Augusta National that prompted the club to initiate the most dramatic nip/tuck in the history of the iconic course. Continue reading

News Roundup – Medicare, ObamaCare, Jim Dement, Scottie Pippen

medicare payments

For the first time ever, Medicare released information on how it pays doctors. From my standpoint, I think this is a good thing. I think the American public needs to know how our government is spending our money. I know that the American Medical Association has fought this tooth and nail for years. As you can imagine, many doctors are not happy that their financial data is now out in the ethernet. You can read more about it here.

Because more Americans are getting insurance, one of the best things that I’ve ever seen – a free clinic closes. ObamaCare is working. :-) Continue reading

The Masters – Day 3

Well, the third day of the Masters was something special. After a brutal second day, I thought the pin locations on the third day were going to be significantly easier. Whoops, I was wrong. I predicted that Bubba Watson would struggle today and he did. I also predicted that Adam Scott would surge today. He did not. I thought that Matt Kuchar and Jordan Spieth would play solid golf and they did.

Matt Kuchar.

It is clear that Tiger Woods is missed. But this has been very entertaining golf. It is possible for somebody to come from behind and win this. It is possible for Bubba Watson to win his second green jacket. I think it is very possible that Jordan Spieth may play a flawless round of golf and shock the world by being the youngest player to win the Masters. Let me bring up a few surprises. Miguel Jimenez shot the round of the week with a 66. I’m very surprised that he was in the mix. I’m also surprised that Rickie Fowler shot a 67. His game has been kind of up-and-down for the last 6-9 months. I was a little surprised to see Freddie Couples not put together a solid round. Instead, he was one over par. Finally, Jonas Blixt has put together three solid rounds of 70-71-71. He’s in third place. Jim Furyk and Lee Westwood are both within striking distance. The field is wide open, but it appears that 10 or 11 guys really have a shot at winning this tournament.