Saturday, April 11, 2009

Watching the Masters in Style

If you are lucky enough to be a DirecTV subscriber, you're getting bonus coverage of the Masters. The satellite network has three other channels besides the CBS feed. I spent most of Saturday watching virtually nonstop coverage of Amen Corner -- holes 11, 12 and 13 -- and coverage of holes 15, a reachable par five, and No. 16, the picturesque par three with a large pond that runs down the left side. The benefit was that I got to see a lot shots from my man Steve Stricker, who shot 68 and is at -7 for the tournament, when CBS was showing the leaders. If heard correctly, the special channels will start broadcasting at 12:45 p.m. tomorrow. Check it out.

Hitting range balls while wondering whatever happened to Chip Beck.