This morning as I read Masters first-round coverage I could have sworn someone had overheard me on several occasions in the parking lot of Great Oaks Country Club.
Didn't I say this?
"It's hard. And when you start playing defensively, it plays harder. It's one shot after another where you're up against it. You're nervous on every shot."
(In this instance it was Steve Stricker.)
And haven't I said this:
"It was terrible on the front nine. It was a little windy and a little cold as well, and I wasn't comfortable on the greens, either."
(Actually, this was uttered by Ernie Els.)
I know I said this. This has me written all over it:
"I threw away a good round of golf."
(The lament of Tiger Woods.)
I wonder what words they'll take out of my mouth today.
The Armchair Golfer
This weekend: More Masters observations
Next week: Two-part interview with Pat Perez
(Photo: AP/Morry Gash)