Jim Lighthall loves The Masters as much as any sporting event on the planet. Here is his blow by blow account of Bubba Watson’s 2nd Masters victory.
2:00 pm – Masters coverage begins on CBS.
2:01 pm – Familiar music fires up, goose bumps ensue.
2:42 pm – My 12-year old son begins swinging his driver in the front yard … announces his intentions to turn pro by age 21.
3:14 pm – Augusta police dismiss the three-day old missing person’s report for Rory McIlroy after his birdie on 11.
3:25 pm – Is Matt Kuchar a walking Dockers ad or is it just me?
3:30 pm – IBM commercial No. 45 airs … and I’ve seen every single one of them.
3:39 pm – Fred Couples bogeys the 7th … the coolest guy in America will have to settle for another Top 20 at Augusta.
3:56 pm – Jordan Spieth makes his second birdie-2 on the front nine.
3:57 pm – Under Armour begins drawing up a contract extension for Jordan Spieth.
4:32 pm – No. 8: Spieth bogeys, Watson birdies … it’s officially a two-horse race.
4:45 pm – No. 9: another two-shot swing … it’s quickly becoming a one-horse race.
5:43 pm – Jordan Spieth realizes for the first time, “I’m not going to win today.”
6:14 pm – Spieth misses his birdie putt on No. 15 … the 2014 Masters is essentially over.
6:41 pm – Bubba walks up the 18th with a three-shot lead … all I can think of is, “his shoulders are so funky it looks like the hanger is still in that shirt.”
6:51 pm – Bubba cries on his caddy’s shoulder. Again.
6:52 pm – Bubba cries on his wife’s shoulder.
6:53 pm – Bubba high-fives patrons around the green … Phil: out as the People’s Champion, Bubba: in.
6:55 pm – IBM commercial No. 54 … enough already.
7:09 pm – Masters coverage ends on CBS.
7:10 pm – Emily and Jake Lighthall get their dad back.