Followed Tom Watson Thursday morning. Watson is playing with Ryan Moore and Kevin Streelman. All the applause was for Watson, once the best player in the world.
He's 63-years-old. Streelman is 34, Moore 30. Watson undoubtedly will finish with the highest score in the group. Through nine holes Watson was four over, Moore one over and Streelman even.
The beauty of the Masters is when past and present come together. There's Watson on No. 8, matching Streelman and Ryan off the tee and walking to the ball with that familiar gait, driver in his hand, tapping the ground, in his hand, on the ground.
For old-timers who remember Watson, great memories bubble up. For younger fans, there's the player they've read about and seen in black and white video.
Other sports can't offer this. It would be like watching Walt Frazier bring the ball down the court for the New York Knicks.
Or Mark Martin whirl around the track with Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch.