Adler: Overheard at Augusta, Part IV
Post-round interviews have a tendency to get mechanical, mostly number-speak of yardages and club selection. Every now and then a few gems surface from the mentally exhausted players. Here are a few from player interviews at the Masters this past week.
Boo Weekley, asked how he spent his time during the rain delay, answers "Nothing, just sat over there on No. 6 or right behind No. 5 green there. They've got a bathroom there, and we sat right there and went and got some crackers and some water." The reporter follows up, "Did you guys talk about anything?" Weekley says, "No, I sat out in the rain with an umbrella."
Zach Johnson, after his Saturday round, was asked to comment about "you know who" making his seemingly inevitable move up the leader board. At the time, Tiger Woods was on the course and on his way to a 68. Johnson replies, "Romero?"
A reporter says to Brandt Snedeker, "You told us you play fast, your tempo is fast, you speak quickly. Do you do anything slowly?" Snedeker says, "I probably think slowly. I'm not the fastest thinker in the world. That would probably be the only thing. I can't think of anything that I really do slowly."
The blooper here is on the reporter. The question to Raymond Floyd is, "When you play with a kid like Drew Weaver, an amateur here for the first time, do you kind of give him advice, do you talk to him or does he ask for that?" Raymond Floyd answers, curtly, "No. You're playing golf, you can't give advice. He and his caddie are the only people that can do that. It breaks the rules if you say anything."
Trevor Immelman, asked if he just pulls up his shirt to show the scar from the operation to remove a tumor from his diaphragm. "Yeah, for sure. Public indecency."