Utah's dunce who bunker-crashed the Tiger-Mickelson pairing Sunday at the Masters tells all!
I stumbled across this great find from Geoff Shackelford’s golf blog, who was alerted to it by a reader of his…
The Masters dunce/patron who disrupted play on No. 17 Sunday during the Tiger-Phil showdown has spoken out - at length - about his antics.
It’s good he has, too, because Area 51-err–Masters officials won’t even acknowledge the occurrence.
Deseret News reporter Brad Rock, who deserves kudos for landing this exclusive interview, did an in depth interview with Salt Lake City’s Steven Davis, a 5-handicap. Click here for the whole interview.
According to Davis, the snobbery of the Masters had gotten to him so bad he decided to take vigilante action in the form of: sprinting down the 17th fairway and doing snow angels in a sand trap after Tiger and Phil had hit their approach shots.
“I ran maybe 100 yards up the fairway, past the players. I was running as fast as I could,” he said. “I was jumping and hooting and hollering and then I jumped as high as I could and dove into the bunker like a swimming pool.”
He also went on to say Mickelson’s caddie tried to towel whip him off the course…Probably better that than an uppercut from Steve Williams for Davis’ sake.
In this era, I’m surprised a sniper didn’t pick Davis off. Any madman running around in the vicinity of Tiger Woods is in as much danger of getting 86′d as if they were around Barack Obama or the Pope.
If you’ll remember, Mickelson missed a pretty short birdie putt on the 17th green, whether Davis’ hubbub was the cause of it, it’s a possibility as much as Mickelson denied it.
Now, I’m not condoning Davis’ antics, and while I am no fan of any golf course in the world that doesn’t allow public play, the only thing that bugs me about all of this is how tightly under wraps this was kept. Video tape of the incident has probably been vaulted up more secretly than the ark at the end of Indiana Jones.
So here’s my request, would any Augusta National member mind digging it up and posting it on YouTube? I’ll put down $50 for it. Anyone else want to chip in?
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Apparently I have been banned from Augusta National....I have lost so much sleep over this it hurts (for the stiffs who were born without a sarcasm detector please grow one now). If I really wanted to I could get back in. And if for some reason the opportunity presents itself, I would go back. And this time I would actually plan something.
Thanks for your time.
P.S. For those of you who have said I was lucky I didn't run into Tigers caddy Stevie....I say whatever, I would have ran circles around that chimp.