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April 11, 2008
A walk around Amen corner
When Brandt Snedeker got off to a 3 under start through nine, a few of us decided to walk the back nine with him. We picked him up on 10 tee and followed him around Amen Corner. Sitting in the media bleachers at Amen Corner is something I wish every golf fan could experience at least once. Of all the golf courses I've ever walked around, no spot compares to the serenity and beauty of Amen Corner. Adding to the enjoyment was the weather. Rain is supposedly coming, but today it's in the low 80s, sunny and no clouds in the sky. It's perfect.
While it was enjoyable for us, Snedeker struggled a little on back nine, but rallied after we left him, making birdies on 17 and 18 (two very tough holes) leaving him just a stroke behind Trevor Immelman who started the day 4 under and through up another 4-under 68.
A few others made big moves early today. Steve Flesch posted a 5-under 67, and Retief Goosen is 3 under through 13. I would love to see the Goose make another serious run.
After Snedeker come into the press room to speak with us, a few of us are going for a late lunch at the clubhouse. Like Amen Corner, eating in the Augusta clubhouse, right next to the Champions locker room is an amazing experience.