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Disappointed is the Word - Augusta 10.04.04            

Bitterly disappointed does not get anywhere near describing my feelings after missing the cut in the first major championship of the season.
When I started my intensive fitness programme last September, everything was geared to being in top shape for the US Masters.  So you can imagine how I feel this morning when I am not among the 44 players who qualified for the weekend action at Augusta National.
What made it all the more difficult to take was that I played so well on the first day.   Just why the consistency disappeared overnight Iím not really sure, but having a Saturday and Sunday off was definitely not among my plans at the start of the week.
I actually didnít play too badly, but a couple of wrong clubs and a couple of bad swings just meant that I really couldnít build up any momentum and I paid the consequence.
Itís a fine line between success and failure in the Masters and unfortunately I crossed that line on to the wrong side.  The single putt I had on 18 was the first I had all day and you just canít do that at Augusta.
My playing partner Phil Mickelson enjoyed more luck and success and now I think he has a very good chance of achieving what I came here to do.
I have to put this behind me now and move on.  On Sunday I will be driving down to Hilton Head for the MCI Heritage Classic and I will be working hard on my game.   I know exactly what I need to do to sort things out and I am looking forward to competing on a great course.

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