Sunday, April 13, 2008

Commodore Banter (4/13)

Whether or not Brandt Snedeker wins a green jacket this afternoon, it won't change who he is.

"Sneds," as his friends and family call him, can't wait to get out there, writes Joe Biddle.

Snedeker was supposed to fade away yesterday. Why didn't he? Because he has nothing to lose, writes Yahoo! Sports' Michael Arkush.

The Vanderbilt grad plays fast, but thinks slow, writes Art Spander.

Vanderbilt men's golf coach Tom Shaw had an unforgettable week, caddying for former player Michael Thompson at the Masters.

Snedeker is no rookie to Augusta National.

The former Commodore has a chance to become just the second former amateur participant to win the Masters in his professional debut at Augusta National. The first was some guy named Tiger. Within this piece, Dan Bickley doesn't think Snedeker will fold under the pressure, and this comment seems to support that claim"

"At the end of the day, you're playing a sport, playing a game for a living," Snedeker said. "There are about 200 million people that would trade positions with me in a heartbeat, so I'm going to enjoy it while I'm doing it."

Brandt who? Golf fans around the world will get to know Brandt Snedeker this afternoon. Maybe they'll even have a chance to see him put on a green jacket...

In other news, the Vandy baseball team (23-10, 7-6) continues to rake, walloping Mississippi State 16-0 yesterday behind seven shutout innings from redshirt freshman Caleb Cotham. The righthander gave up just five hits, while striking out seven and walking four.

He certainly got enough run support. A few of the notables:
  • Pedro Alvarez: 4-for-6, four runs scored
  • Ryan Flaherty: 3-for-5, career-high 6 RBI
Even more impressive, however, was the performance of Alex Feinberg, who returned just a week after breaking his jaw when he took a 92-mph fastball to the face. You don't any tougher than that.

Nick Christiani gets the start in the series finale today (1:30 p.m. CT).

The women's bowling team came up short in its national title defense yesterday, falling 4-3 in the semifinals.

Snedeker tees off at 1:25 p.m. CT so hopefully, like me, you'll be glued to the couch watching the Masters on CBS.

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