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Maybe it was the adrenaline vacuum
created in The Masters’ powerful wake.
Meanwhile, American golf wonders where
all its major champions have gone.
The PGA Tour staged the Valero Texas
Open at the thorny TPC San Antonio last
week and a U.S. Open broke out.
Scores soared. Brendan Steele’s 8
under won and Kevin Na made 16 on a par
4 that proved, among other things, the golf
gods will make your last name eponymous,
if you’re not careful.
In Malaysia, Italian Matteo Manassero
held off Rory McIlroy, among others, to
win the Maybank Malaysian Open. Newly
minted Masters champion Charl Schwartz-
el ran out of gas in Kuala Lumpur. But give
him points for showing up when too many
others would have begged off.
Meanwhile, Schwartzel’s brother, Attie,
suffered two late bogeys and missed a
playoff by two shots on the Sunshine Big
Easy Tour in South Africa.
Attie and Charl? Obviously their
parents aren’t into names you find in any
of those baby books.
Speaking of relatives, Tiger Woods’
niece, Cheyenne, won the ACC conference
championship by seven shots. “I’m so
proud,” Uncle Tiger tweeted.
McIlroy, by the way, gets more likable
by the week, even though he didn’t win a
tournament he could have for the second
straight Sunday. Remember that unforget-
table final-round picture of Rory wander-
ing among the cabins left of the 10th tee
at Augusta? McIlroy saw it and tweeted
this: “Apparently somebody spotted me
The kid’s gonna be all right.