Sunday, April 8, 2007

Amid the Masters pines ... on Championship Sunday

Well, THAT was fun...
Here is an early missive from Dipper, our Masters correspondent...I will pass along his final salvo should he send it....Congrats to David Toms on a Top 10 finish...


The sun is shining, the winds are light, but it's still c-h-h-h-h-i-lllly. We wouldn't be out there sworping unless somebody was paying us, which of course, nobody would.

A fellow scribe asked Augusta native Charles Howell III if he'd ever played in this kind of weather at Augusta National and he said he had: "around Thanksgiving and Christmas."

A check of the leaderboard finds Mark Calcavecchia is having no trouble with anything two holes into his round. The 47-year-old followed a birdie on the first hole with an eagle on the second to get within four strokes of leader Stuart Appleby, who's still 75 minutes from his date on the tee with Mr. Tiger.

And I bet you're wondering who in the world is Bradley Dredge, the man who begins this day alone in seventh place, three shots off the lead. Sir Dredge is a Welshman, 33, who's won two European Tour titles.

Make him you're "one to watch" today.

Yours in sweaters and windtops,