Masters 2014: Couples, Langer, Jimenez prove old guard still has it

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It is the year of the young gun.

Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth, Harris English, and the rest of the PGA Tour contingent are making themselves known in the biggest way possible.

That's great and all, but some of the old men of golf want you to know they can still play a little bit, too.

Let's start with the 1993 winner, Bernhard Langer. He finished with a 69 and will finish inside the top 10 at this tournament for the first time since 2004.

What about 1992 champ Fred Couples?

Fred Couples wants to know if you're entertained. (Getty Images)
Fred Couples wants to know if you're entertained. (Getty Images)

Cool Freddie sent us on a thrilling ride throughout the first nine as he went out in 34 but couldn't shut the door and shot 75. Still, that's his fifth top 20 finish in the last five years.

And don't forget the ageless (but major-less) Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez who thumped his chest on No. 12 after a slick tee shot into the always-dangerous Sunday pin placement.

He shot 71 and will finish inside the top five.

It's not why we love him, but it's pretty great for the 50-year-old, nonetheless.

They were all proof of the age-old adage that it takes experience to play the National and they'll all be back for more next year.

Maybe one of these years one of them will even recreate that wondrous experience from 1986.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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