Vowing to handle his Masters victory better this time, Bubba Watson acknowledged Tuesday that the crush of attention and expectations that came after his 2012 win at Augusta National made it difficult for him to perform.
Fred Couples, at 54 years old, pulled to within two strokes of the lead on Sunday, and though he faded during the final round, Couples was part of a group that showed the over 50 crowd can still pose a threat.
It didn't look as bad as the final tally would indicate, but the number on the scorecard presents a stark reality for Phil Mickelson. He has work to do Friday to avoid missing the cut for just the second time in 22 Masters appearances.
Playing Augusta National for the first time in competition as a Masters champion is something Adam Scott will never forget, especially the reaction he got from fans around the course during an opening-round 69 on Thursday.