By Eric Kay
Phil Mickelson did it. He won the Masters for the third time (also in 2004/06), and took away what would amount to endless Tiger talk this summer (OK, we'll still be talking Tiger, but maybe we'll get a break in 10 or so days). But watching Phil hug Amy was touching, and begs the jaded question: Who would Tiger have hugged? Kudos to the CBS team for letting the event's noise guide the telecast, and not draping the imagery with vocal hyperbole.
Phil joins Jimmy Demaret, Gary Player, Sam Snead and Nick Faldo as players with three Masters wins. Impressive company, indeed.
Lee Westwood, once again, proved more bridesmaid than bride and Anthony Kim did his best to shake up the American power heirarchy. Fred Couples proved 50 is the new 40, and Tom Watson proved 60 is the new 50.
It was an enthralling tournament, one in which Tiger told CBS after his round, he expected to win. But it was Lefty who heads to Butler Cabin when for much of the tournament it seemed like Westwood, and even Couples would add a green jacket to their collections. And that's the beauty of the Masters -- it leads us down many paths before showing us its true color.
Tune into the Masters Recap show at 7 p.m. ET