Trevor Immelman Escapes Disaster at 15th, Leads Masters by 2 Strokes

4/12/08 in Golf   |   CriticalFanatic   |   respect



Jim Nantz and David Faherty said they've only seen two balls stop in this location on the 15th in the 20 plus years they've been covering the Masters. Trevor Immelman can consider himself fortunate, saving at least two strokes on the 15th -- two strokes that currently separate him from the rest of the field.

The 28-year-old South African birdied the 13th, 14th and sweet approach on the 18th set up a third birdie on the back nine to take the Masters lead.

Tiger Woods, forever lurking, missed a handful of putts he usually makes in his victory performances, but still finished with a 4-under 68 that keeps him in relative contention. Six strokes behind Immelman seems like too much, but high winds are expected and Sundays are far from predictable at Augusta.

Brandt Snedeker had the lead often Saturday afternoon, but bogeyed 11, 12, and 13 (during a fine golf nap, I might add) to drop him well off the lead. Snedeker birded three out of the last five holes to get back into second place.

Who do you like on Sunday?

2008 Masters Leaderboard [Masters.org]
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4/12/08   |   kantwistaye   |   4211 respect

Those two strokes saved might be what wins him it all.  I think Tiger could pull off a 4 stroke deficit, but 6 seems impossible.  Immelman is going to have to come back to Tiger for him to have a chance.

4/12/08   |   soxfan90

Tiger's sitting in the clubhouse saying "God Damm it!"