Power impressed with playing partner Couples: “It was fun to watch him get around.”

John Shortt

Seamus Power during the second round of the 2023 Masters Tournament (Image: Masters Media)

Seamus Power has some ground to make up if he is to better his first Masters result of T27 last year.  Power is T39 after a 1-over par third round which finished with two birdies that put a nice gloss on a strong performance.

“Interesting morning. A couple of sloppy mistakes on 1 and 3. Then 4 and 5 were just playing tough,” said Power.

“Yeah, lovely finish. Actually lipped out on 7 as well, or it would have been a really good finish. Still gets me back in some reasonable shape for a good round to make a bit of a difference.”


As for his ambitions for the afternoon? “I’d love to finish in the red figures. It depends. I think this breeze is probably going to stay up, so I imagine it will play tough again.

“Getting into red figures and maybe pick up a couple late or something like that.”

Power had a front row seat to a masterclass in course management from one of his playing partners, Fred Couples, who became the oldest player to make the cut in The Masters this week and Power was impressed with the former Masters champion.

“I mean, that’s pretty impressive. I’d say the conditions going toward the end of the day hurt him a lot obviously. He still hits it lovely. He still has that same beautiful rhythm, and he knows how to play.

“I said it a couple times, sometimes it didn’t look like he hit great shots, but then you get up there and he’s actually in a much better spot than you realise.

“It’s his 24th cut made. That’s amazing. It was great to play with him. Lovely guy and you don’t play that well for that long without learning a few things, and it was fun to watch him get around.”

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