AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Grill Room here at the Augusta National Golf Club includes a wall with three display cases built into it. Tradition holds that a Masters champion donates a club from his victorious year to be displayed, often the one most critical to winning.
So there’s Arnold Palmer’s 1-iron from 1958 and Ben Hogan’s 4-wood from 1951 and Bubba Watson’s pitching wedge from 2012. It serves as a small, understated, yet completely mesmerizing trip through golf history.
There in the middle display case sits a King Cobra Driver, circa 1997, the weapon a then-21-year-old Tiger Woods used to annihilate the field and this famed course. He finished 18-under par, producing records in both margin of victory (12 strokes) and television ratings (an estimated 44 million tuned in on Sunday). It changed just about everything in a sport that is resistant to change much of anything.
They don’t hang banners or retire numbers around here.
So we’re left with not much more than that old, now comicallyRead More »from Tiger Woods resembling a relic from a bygone era