The Masters is when the unlikely happens

Bob Bubka
By Bob Bubka April 16, 2012 09:43

The Masters is when the unlikely happens

Throughout my life many things have taken place that could be construed as unlikely. At the 1986 Masters I was the first one to interview Jack Nicklaus after his victory – who would have thought I would be doing that? It’s the same story for Ben Crenshaw when he won in 1995 – again, unlikely. Sometimes I tend to think it might have something to do with being born in Southampton (New York) as this week marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, which was also born in Southampton (UK). Unlikely.

The Masters is undoubtedly our busiest week of the year for myself and producer Janis Self, who pushes all the right buttons. No easy job when you’re broadcasting to Europe, South Africa, Australia and the US all in the same hour. It gets a little crazy for sure and very unlikely that it all goes off without any hiccups.

The 2012 Masters was so full of the unlikely that it was … unlikely. Can you imagine – Louis Oosthuizen’s albatross on the second hole at Augusta was the first one ever recorded on that hole, ever … unlikely for that to happen.

Phil Mickelson recorded two triple bogies and still had a chance to win … unlikely. Another unlikely scene … Rory McIlory and Tiger Woods being tied for 40th place instead of contending for the green jacket as almost everyone had predicted.

And the most unlikely happening of the week … Bubba Watson hitting that wedge shot from deep in the Augusta pines to win his first green jacket on the second playoff hole … unlikely, but like everything else, it happened.

Bob Bubka is one of the most famous golf commentators in the USA and in recent years has worked for, the PGA Tour Network and talkSPORT in the UK. His website isĀ

Bob Bubka
By Bob Bubka April 16, 2012 09:43
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  1. (@AlDunsmuir) (@AlDunsmuir) April 16, 09:51

    Our correspondent Bob Bubka, who commentated at Augusta, says that this year’s Masters was when the unlikely happened:

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