Patrick Reed held off a tough-charging Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler to win the Masters. CBS’ Jim Nantz, all the time the image of conventional presidential class and dignity, marked the second with “Captain America captures Augusta,” enjoying on Reed’s nickname. Sir Nick Faldo … properly, he went a special method.
It’s been round an hour because it occurred, however his determination to drop some Imagine Dragons lyrics within the afterglow of victory is likely one of the most perplexing decisions I’ve seen made on a stage of this magnitude. And to make certain, it has nothing to do with the standard of the rock band. They’re effective and reasonably in style. It’s simply, for those who had walked as much as somebody earlier this week — or ever, actually — and instructed that Faldo and Nantz quote Imagine Dragons in golf’s golfiest second, you’re in all probability a 15-yr-previous who hangs out at an deserted mall.
Look, Reed’s affinity for the group was talked about earlier within the broadcast. Golf announcers have a number of time to kill, thus this reality rising. It’s one factor to convey it up, it’s one other to double-down throughout what is going to doubtless be the most important second of Reed’s skilled life. Every time somebody replays the clip now, they’ll need to determine whether or not to incorporate the awkward homage to a band not on anybody’s radar.
At this level, I’m hoping Reed wins once more at Augusta, if solely to make sure he has a profitable second which doesn’t embrace Imagine Dragons. That basically isn’t an excessive amount of to ask. Spieth’s Masters win wasn’t punctuated by a line from Hozier’s Take Me to Church. Neither of Bubba Watson’s two wins have been capped by a intelligent Fall Out Boy line.
And why not? As a result of these notions are nuts.
Once more, to be clear, I don’t need to be overly essential of Faldo. It’s simply that this was such an uncommon selection that it rose to the extent of distraction. Like lots of you, I assumed I had misheard in actual-time. Certainly we weren’t getting the poetic phrases of Radioactive, a 5-yr-previous tune, learn to us within the shadow of Butler cabin as a result of, uh, why would that be occurring?
Alas, we have been.
It was, fairly merely, an astonishing selection. Maybe the one factor that may assist clarify it’s the thought that perhaps, simply perhaps, we’re getting into a brand new period. A brand new age, if you’ll. Welcome.