NEWMAN IMPRESSIVE AT MASTERS

     I haven't relly seen him play, but Jack Newman performed better at the Masters than what I envisioned.  The Michigan State junior missed the cut Friday with a 4 over par 76 which left him at 4 over for 36 holes.  He needed to shoot three shots better to make it into the week end.  I don't know if Newman has a pro future-- but to make some of the shots he made and the putts he holed in front of the world when all he'd done before is play in front of a dozen people in college was remarkable.

     Newman's run of four birdies in the last five holes on Thursday was remarkable and his putt in from off the green at 18 made ESPN's coverage.  Newman is disappointed he didn't play better Friday and the one double he made in two days-- the infamous par 3 12th with Rae's Creek in front, got him.  He dumped the ball in the water, but so did both of his playing partners, Rocco Mediate and Fred Couples.  It will be interesting to see how Newman plays the remainder of this spring with the Spartans and where his career goes from here.

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