Monday, March 29, 2010

Five Masters Favorites -- One Week Out

One week before Masters week begins and the Tiger show commences, it's time to update the five favorites list. I can only hope it looks a little more reasonable than my NCAA tournament bracket.

1. Ernie Els

It would be the every-so-often feel-good story the Masters provides (Ben Crenshaw winning after Harvey Penick's death; Phil Mickelson finally winning in 2004, come immediately to mind) if the Big Easy could finally win a green jacket. He's been solid there and was prepping for a playoff when Mickelson rolled in his life-changing putt six years ago. a serious heartbreak for Els.

2. Retief Goosen

The Goose has quietly built an impressive record at Augusta National with four top-five finishes. He's hanging around the top of leader boards again and seems to have his putting under control. Keep an eye on him.

3. Fred Couples

He's won three times in four starts on the Champions Tour and shot 62 in the final round Sunday on a Jack Nicklaus course in the Dominican Republic. I know it's seniors golf but good golf works on any level and Couples can win at Augusta. He's only missed the cut once there and he has that confident look about him. How cool would a Couples win at the Masters be?

4. Phil Mickleson

I'm holding steadfast to the idea that Phil will find what's been missing by the time he gets to the Masters. He shot 58 in a friendly round in Arizona and had one brief shining moment on Friday at Bay Hill before going 75-77 on the weekend. Maybe Dave Stockton will caddie for him at the Masters.

5. Tiger Woods

Enough said.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

F--- pervert Woods. Hope his d--- rots off.

He is glad Jesse James came along so the pc media would have someone to blame infidelity on even though James is not a media celebrity by any standard but that dosent matter does it?

Brad said...

Stupid comment from "anonymous". Probably a woman and a bigot to boot. Get a grip and life dumbass.