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Highlights Of The 2011 Masters Tournament/Yes Sir! (Jack Nicklaus 1986 Masters Win/Golf/A&E DVDs)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: C+     Main Programs: B-



Golf can be an interesting sport or game, whichever you want to call it, but many find it boring and sometimes, the players and the profession may actually want to keep it that way.  If you don’t get it, just go away?  This is not to say they are snobs, but they likely get tired of defending golf to those who do not begin to try and understand it.  Including fictional narratives (Greatest Game Ever Played, Caddyshack), we seem to get to cover less than one golf disc a year, but here are two from A&E DVD to consider.



Highlights Of The 2011 Masters Tournament took place in South Africa years after the end of Apartheid, yet things just move on as if it had never happened, with the odd and ironic presence of a Tiger Woods in decline.  This was a good game from what we get to see and the participants and guests concentrate on it as expected.  This is a slid compilation and is nicely edited.  All in all, some legendary names (like Jack Nicklaus) and are joined by new names, most of which only fans and followers would know.  Extras include four featurettes including more of the Green Jacket ceremony, interviews and a piece including Nicklaus, who is definitely the focus of Yes Sir!  This covers Nicklaus’ 1986 Masters Win and shows why this was such a key moment in Golf history.  Woods, Barbara Nicklaus, Brent Musburger and Greg Norman are among the interviewees and “The Golden Bear” as it turns out Nicklaus is known is in his twilight glory.


This program shows how and why.  The only extras are more extended interviews.



The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is a mix of new HD footage and older analog NTSC video.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 sound is basically stereo, but the older audio is obviously monophonic from the analog TV era.  The combinations are about as good as you could expect, though this is yet another sport and game that does not have enough of its history captured on more enduring film.


Now we’ll see how long the next golf title from anyone takes to be released.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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