Days after Tony Romo retired from the NFL and announced a move to a broadcasting career with CBS, the Mavericks said they will make the former Cowboys quarterback a “Maverick for a day,” according to ESPN’s Marc Stein.
Henley’s shot did enough damage to the hole that the Augusta National greenskeeping crew had to plug the original hole and cut a new one as close to the old one as possible, causing a brief delay in play.
“I don’t believe I’ve ever seen that in my career,” CBS’ Nick Faldo said as the workers dug the hole, sprayed the bottom of the cup with white paint, and tamped down the old one. Faldo is a six-time major champion, including a three-time Masters winner in 1989, 1990, and 1996.
CBS opted to show us 5 minutes of the Augusta suits fixing the cup on #5 over showing two Masters champions teeing off on one.
“This is like changing tires at a Formula 1 or NASCAR race,” Faldo remarked. “These guys have got to be on the clock. This is going to set a whole new standard for hole repair.”
Henley, by the way, added a birdie on the seventh to get to even-par for the tournament. Last season, Mercedes ran the gamut, as expected. But internally, there was a battle between Lewis Hamilton and eventual champion Nico Rosberg. That battle won’t be reignited this season, as Rosberg elected to retire after winning his first title. That left an opening on the team, which then managed to secure Valtteri Bottas from Williams to fill the vacancy.