Former teenage wonder, Sergio Garcia struggled both on the course and his own personal issues, pulling himself back upright after what ought to have been a Masters-slaughtering fiasco in Amen Corner, and can now have his spot among the league’s greats.
The week started on a more solemn note than most Masters; this was the principal of April since Arnold Palmer, four-time coat victor and supporter of the eighteenth green, passed away. No place was Palmer's nonattendance more evident than on the standard stylized tee shot on Thursday morning, where the surviving two individuals from the Big Three, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, started the Masters as Palmer's green coat lay hung over a seat close-by.
The climate became relentlessly better through the span of the week; electrical storms and tornados offered approach to cold blasts on Thursday and Friday. In any case, anybody sufficiently fortunate to make the end of the week delighted in daylight and quiet winds, with Sunday the finest, hottest day of the week.