2008 Masters - Monday practice round

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Chris Tuten caddies for Geoff Ogilvy during the Monday practice round at the 2008 Masters.

This Monday I was fortunate enough to caddy for Geoff Ogilvy at The Masters. As you might notice from the pics attached, I had a great time. It was a treat to spend some quality time with my friend as we discussed the course, our families, surfing, and about everything else than The Masters Tournament.Geoff asked me before the WGC event at Doral if I wanted to caddy, my answer was an immediate YES. Geoff told me that during The Masters he tends to be too serious during practice rounds and when the event starts on Thursday, he is emotionally fatigued. Having me out there allowed Geoff to play the course, without thinking of the tournament.

We just walked, talked and had fun. We initially started as a single, but play became backed up on the 3rd hole and Martin Kaymer, a young German golfer on the rise, joined us. The course was playing very long. Geoff hit many middle to long irons on the day and he hit the ball the best I have seen him hit it in the last year. The highlight was a 235 yard 3 iron off a hanging lie to the 13th green. It was the type of shot a Masters Champion hits. He was hitting his Cobra Speed Pro D very long, with perfect flight. He flights his Pro MB iron with a strong high trajectory and stops long irons quickly. It's a great combination for Augusta National.

As I watch the television coverage this week, I will think about Monday and the fun we had. The Cobra Team will be well represented with Geoff, Ian, Camilo, and J.B. gunning for the green jacket.

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